IRE Radio Podcast | Hooked on Fines

When protests rocked Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, few realized the tensions could be traced to a policy-based problem — local police were fining residents at abnormally high rates to fund the city’s operating budget. Mike Maciag of Governing Magazine spent a year looking into other communities reliant on fines. He found a trend that’s destabilizing…

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Get ready to enter the Philip Meyer Contest!

Get your stories ready to enter the Philip Meyer Awards! We’ll be accepting entries later this month and we can’t wait to see what you enter. To get a head start on the entry process, go ahead and renew your membership, start filling out the required questionnaire, and get your links and/or files ready to…

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IRE Radio Podcast | When Police Kill

When police kill civilians, the victims are often people of color. So, when Arizona Republic reporters Uriel Garcia and Bree Burkitt decided to investigate police shootings in their state, they knew their sources should be as diverse as their community. On this week’s episode, we’ll go behind the reporting to learn how they tallied police…

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Apply by Oct. 20 for free custom training in your newsroom

Applications are now open for Total Newsroom Training — IRE’s grant-funded, customized training program returning for its seventh year. IRE’s experienced trainers will visit selected newsrooms for two days of intense, in-house investigative training – all at no cost. Spots in the program are limited and awarded on a competitive basis. Total Newsroom Training is meant…

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Donate an IRE membership, help support the next generation of investigative journalists

Our student sponsorship program is back for 2019! Last year, members sponsored more than 100 memberships and donated hundreds of dollars to our student fund. For just $25, you shared the spirit of IRE – encouraging journalists to grow through training and mentorship. We ask for your support again this year as we aim to introduce…

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IRE on Campus launches with focus on data, investigative skills

College educators and students will receive investigative and data training through the new IRE on Campus program, which will include special opportunities for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic-Serving Institutions. Generous funding from Lumina Foundation in Indianapolis will help launch the campus initiative. It features two components: Custom training for students and educators on…

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Editor in Chief

Type Investigations is seeking an experienced, ambitious, proven investigative editor to lead an award-winning newsroom in creating high-impact journalism. The Editor in Chief will oversee our editorial agenda while envisioning creative approaches to growing the project. In addition to bringing significant experience as an investigative reporter and editor; impeccable journalistic standards; strong writing, editing, and organizational…

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Investigative Producer/Data Specialist

You like data. We like data. Sounds like a match made in journalism heaven!  KPRC-TV – The Graham/ NBC affiliated station in Houston, TX is seeking a hard-charging, dynamic, enthusiastic investigative producer with incredible data journalism skills to join the #1 television station in Houston. Our mission is to raise the bar on local investigative…

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Web & Graphics Editor

The Better Government Association needs a full-time Web & Graphics Editor to lead our digital publishing and design efforts. This person will manage presentation and publishing of these stories on the bettergov.org CMS. The Web & Graphics Editor will report to the Vice President of Operations, who oversees all digital content and style; but work…

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Investigative Editor

Columbia Journalism Investigations, the J-School’s postgraduate reporting program, is seeking an investigative editor for a reporting project involving voter rights and disenfranchisement. This is a supervisory position working with and overseeing a team of postgraduate fellows. Qualified candidates must have professional newsroom experience (5-plus years). Please refer to this job description for further information: https://opportunities.columbia.edu/en-us/job/503627/project-editor-voting-rights-reporting

Engagement Editor

Spectrum is looking for an engagement editor who will help us reach and involve our audience effectively. Spectrum is an autism news site intended for scientists, although we are also read by many non-scientists. The site has won multiple awards for writing, multimedia and art. You love talking to scientists and engaging them in conversations…

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Investigative Reporter

The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting is seeking an experienced reporter with a track record of breaking revelatory, impactful stories to join our team. KyCIR is aggressive, willing to fight public records battles in court and unwilling to pull punches on stories that affect the commonwealth. We’re looking for a reporter who can balance deep…

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