IRE Radio Podcast | Broken Breath Tests

Police rely on alcohol breath tests to convict drunken drivers. But what happens when the machines they use aren’t reliable? Stacy Cowley of The New York Times looked into the problem of faulty breath test machines and found thousands of cases where the tests were thrown out. On this episode, Stacy breaks down how she…

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25 journalists receive IRE fellowships

Thanks to the generosity of financial supporters, IRE is fortunate to have funding available to provide fellowships for financial assistance to its Data Journalism Bootcamps and annual NICAR Conference. This month, IRE awarded 25 fellowships for the March 2020 Data Journalism Bootcamp and the 2020 NICAR conference.    Lei “Tommy” Xie, an associate professor at…

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IRE board supports release of jailed journalist in Benin

The board of Investigative Reporters and Editors joins other journalism organizations in support of the immediate release of Ignace Sossou, who is serving an 18-month prison sentence for doing his job as a journalist. Sossou is the head of production at Benin Web TV, and a member of the 3i investigative journalists’ network. He was convicted…

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Ronan Farrow to give IRE20 keynote speech

Acclaimed journalist Ronan Farrow will deliver the 2020 keynote address at the IRE national investigative journalism conference in June. The conference, featuring nearly 400 speakers and 200 sessions, will take place June 18-21 in the Washington, D.C., area. More details, including links to registration and lodging, are available on the #IRE20 conference page. “We are…

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IRE hires Madison Fleck as Editorial Director

Multimedia journalist Madison Fleck has been named IRE’s new Editorial Director. Since May 2017, Fleck has worked at ABC 17 in Columbia, Missouri, as a producer and content editor. She assigns stories and guides reporters; writes and edits stories for digital platforms and social media; and writes scripts. In addition, she is teaching a journalism…

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Investigative Reporter/MMJ

Primary Purpose Create enterprise and original investigations that uncover issues, expose wrongdoing, and follow through in the reporting to ensure accountability and change. The investigative reporter/MMJ will be expected to deliver topical stories and specialized long-term segments regularly. Key Activities Develop, create and research news leads and news tips to develop story ideas. Uncover stories…

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Digital Data Journalist

It’s fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they are doing! NBC4 in Columbus, Ohio is seeking a smart, analytical digital data journalist. Powerful storytelling goes beyond 1:15 PKG on a newscast—the digital data journalist will work with the NBC4 news team to identify, research, investigate and write stories through…

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Data Visualization Reporter

Company Overview Money-Media, a fast-growing, entrepreneurial subsidiary of The Financial Times, is an online media firm focused on being the premier source of news and intelligence for specialized businesses. Through our extensive suite of products, Money-Media delivers must-have content that helps people do their jobs better and supports the business IQ of hundreds of thousands…

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Investigative Content Producer / I-Team

Investigative Content Producer / I-Team  WNBC is looking for an enthusiastic, results-oriented, deep-thinking Content Producer to join our I-Team.  The Content Producer is responsible for identifying, researching and producing in-depth investigative stories relevant to the Tri-state area. This individual will work closely with managers, reporters, anchors and our assignment editors to recognize and build great…

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Projects Editor 

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette seeks an experienced editor to guide its investigative and long-form storytelling efforts.  The projects editor supervises a staff of four to five and works collaboratively across the newsroom.  We are looking for a journalist with: – A strong record of achievement in investigative reporting/editing. – A track record of managing complex projects.…

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China Media and Policy Analyst 

The Environmental Investigation Agency, a 501(c)(3) non-profit advocacy organization based in Washington DC, with thirty years of triggering and affecting systemic change to protect the Earth’s environment. Over the last three decades, EIA has established a unique paradigm of methods – including pioneering the use of undercover investigations and audio and video recordings – to…

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O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism – Deadline Extended  

The O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism is extending its deadline for potential fellows in the 2020-2021 academic year to March 4, 2020. Below is an overview of what you can expect from this fellowship: Reporters from around the country have partnered with the O’Brien Fellowship to produce great investigative/explanatory projects annually since 2013. Their journalism has…

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