The IRE Chicago Meetup crew is partnering with the Chicago Headline Club for its next happy hour. The Chicago Headline Club holds Burger Nights every month, and the next one is Sept. 12 at The Billy Goat (430 N. Michigan Ave). So, bring a colleague to introduce to the Investigative Reporters and Editors community and come down for some burgers, investigative reporting and meeting other reporters.
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By Nikhila Henry, The Times of India
Can the dead talk? In rare cases they do.
Mudassir Kamran, a 25-year-old Kashmiri student hanged himself in a single bed hostel room at English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad, India on March 2, 2013.
A day before, the scholar was summoned to a nearby police station and questioned on counts of “harassing” a fellow male student, Vasim Salim. Some administrative staff of the university worked with the police in this round of questioning.
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Several members of Investigative Reporters and Editors were among journalists recognized in the 2014 Pulitzer Prizes on Monday.
The Washington Post and The Guardian US won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for their work exposing secret surveillance by the National Security Agency. Several IRE members contributed to the reporting.
Chris Hamby of The Center for Public Integrity won for Investigative Reporting for “his reports on how some lawyers and doctors rigged a system to deny benefits to coal miners stricken with black lung disease, resulting in remedial legislative efforts.”
Will Hobson and Michael LaForgia of the Tampa Bay Times ...Read more ...
While many of our members work in the United States, hundreds of international journalists contribute to the IRE community. IRE membership stretches from Australia to Argentina. It includes journalists in more than 50 countries, including Pakistan, Kenya, India, Finland and Switzerland. We asked a few of our international members to tell us what they’ve been working on.
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Swiss data journalism team investigates commercial interests of those with parliamentary access
About 400 people have a badge that allows them to access the Swiss Federal Assembly in Berne. The Swiss daily Neue Zürcher ...Read more ...
Several members of Investigative Reporters and Editors were named 2013 Peabody Award winners. To learn more about the awards, click here.
- Sebastian Walker of Al Jazeera America won for his participation in the "courageous investigation into an international health scandal," which resulted in "Fault Lines: Haiti in a time of Cholera."
- Anjali Kamat of Al Jazeera America was recognized as the correspondent for "Fault Lines: Made in Bangladesh," which uncovered how corporations like Wal-Mart keep prices low through human rights abuse.
- Mark Fainaru-Wada was honored as a reporter and writer for the Frontline documentary "League of Denial: The NFL's ...
Seven IRE members from two news organizations won the 2014 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.
Chris Hamby, Ronnie Greene, Jim Morris and Chris Zubak-Skees of the Center for Public Integrity and Matthew Mosk, Brian Ross and Rhonda Schwartz of ABC News were recognized for their work on “Breathless and Burdened: Dying from Black Lung, Buried by Law and Medicine.”
The yearlong investigation examines how doctors and lawyers, working at the behest of the coal industry, have helped defeat the benefits claims of miners sick and dying of black lung, even as disease rates are on the rise and an increasing ...Read more ...
Congratulations to IRE members Ellen Gabler and Allan J. Vestal of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for receiving the 2014 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting. USC Annenberg recognized Gabler and Vestal, along with colleagues Mark Johnson, John Fauber and Kristyna Wentz-Graff, for their series “Deadly Delays,” which investigated processing failures in newborn screening programs.
From the USC news release:
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“Deadly Delays” shed light on the nation's newborn screening programs that depend on speed and science to save babies from rare diseases. But, according to the series’ findings, “thousands of hospitals fall short, deadly delays are ignored and failures are ...
The winners of the 2103 George Polk Awards in Journalism, announced Sunday by Long Island University, included 13 IRE members. The awards honor special achievement in journalism, particularly in the areas of investigative and enterprise reporting. The following IRE members were among this year’s 30 recipients of awards given in 13 categories:
- Glenn Greenwald (The Guardian) won one of three awards given for national security reporting for his article about the collection of Americans’ phone records by the National Security Agency, based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden.
- Laura Poitras (The Guardian) also was recognized, along with Barton Gellman ...
The Asian American Journalists Association and Investigative Reporters and Editors are creating a unique opportunity for members of both organizations to take advantage of the training offered at three national events in 2014: IRE's Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference in Baltimore in late February, IRE's annual conference in San Francisco in June and the AAJA National Convention in Washington D.C. in August.
Members of each organization can use their existing membership to register for any of these events, meaning AAJA members don't need to purchase IRE memberships, and IRE members won't be required to join AAJA.
Stancill, of Charlotte, N.C., has pledged the royalties from the first thousand books she sells to support the Godfrey Wells Stancill Small Newspaper Fellowship. The fellowship, established in 2006 in memory of her father, so far has paid expenses for six journalists from small dailies to get training at IRE's national conference. Stancill's father was a longtime editor and publisher in Virginia.
Nancy Stancill's novel, published by Black Rose ...Read more ...