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Investigative Reporters and Editors is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of journalism. We educate, empower and connect journalists across the globe, so we can live in a better, more informed world.

IRE Member Benefits

The need for investigative journalism is more important than ever. Count on IRE. We continue to add to the investigative resources we make available to help you get to the bottom of your story and the top of your field. Member benefits include: access to thousands of tipsheets, NICAR databases and membership listservs; a subscription to The IRE Journal; free or discounted access to premium reporting tools such as Cometdocs, Tableau, GovSpend and PacerMonitor; and more!
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IRE's special symposium focused on diversity, belonging, equity and inclusion issues is Oct. 21-23 in Baltimore. Attend virtually or in person. Safety protocols are in place; in-person attendees must be vaccinated. IRE is monitoring CDC guidelines and will make changes necessary to ensure safety of attendees and staff. Whether you join us online or in person, we hope to see you there!
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Access essential resources for any journalist. With our extensive research library containing more than 25,000 investigative print and broadcast stories and more than 5,000 tipsheets from our national conferences, workshops and training, you'll have all the tools you need to get to the bottom of your story and the top of your field.


Learn the latest techniques of finding, understanding and reporting on stories with IRE. Explore training options across the globe and find an event that fits your schedule, whether it’s in person or online.

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IRE hires first director of diversity and inclusion
Investigative Reporters and Editors is proud to announce its first director of diversity and inclusion: trainer and veteran journalist Francisco Vara-Orta.
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