Cast your vote for the IRE Board of Directors

Starting today, IRE members can vote online for the IRE Board of Directors and Contest Committee. Ballots will be sent to the primary e-mail listed in your membership profile. Seven of the board’s 13 seats are up for election this year. Members will also be voting for two members of the Contest Committee, which judges…

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IRE launches online Data Journalism Mini-Bootcamp in spreadsheets and data viz

Update (May 20): The first camp set for June 15-16 is sold out. Another mini-bootcamp will be offered online June 29-30. See below for registration details. Registration is open for IRE’s first-ever online mini-bootcamp in data journalism. In the bootcamp, which will be June 15-16, attendees will learn fundamentals of cleaning, analyzing and visualizing data…

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IRE membership: a ‘life vest’ in rough waters

Ron Campbell credits IRE for rescuing him after being laid off in 2014 from The Orange County Register. “I had a new full-time job within five months and I had part-time work within, literally, one week of my layoff,” he said. “Because I had developed skills sufficient that I could almost immediately find employment after…

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How to be an ally in the newsroom

Five journalists share tips and ideas for creating a culture of inclusivity, regardless of job title, in their newsrooms. Ashley Graham, WLNS (Lansing, Michigan): “It’s important for everyone in the newsroom to be open to ‘diverse’ story pitches. Many journalists of color find that pitches related to their respective communities get turned down for being…

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Contribute to IRE’s Support a Journalist program, help renew memberships

The fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to more layoffs within the journalism industry. During these difficult times, IRE has started the Support a Journalist program to ensure members continue to have access to the IRE network and its resources.  Donations will be accepted to help fund memberships for professional and academic journalists who…

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IRE responds to financial disruption due to coronavirus

IRE has taken several steps in recent weeks to deal with financial fallout from the novel coronavirus pandemic. In early March, IRE decided to postpone all in-person workshops, data bootcamps and newsroom training. In addition, IRE has delayed its annual conference from June to late August. Those actions produced a projected deficit of $260,000 in…

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Board elections, IRE annual meeting set

Although the IRE national conference has been postponed until late August, IRE will follow the same calendar as it has in recent years for board elections and the annual membership meeting. Starting April 6, IRE will begin accepting applications for candidates for the IRE board of directors. This year seven of the board’s 13 seats…

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IRE offers new online training

During the coronavirus crisis, IRE is offering a series of webinars and recorded trainings to help our members and all journalists in these unprecedented times.  The webinars are free and open to IRE members and non-member journalists, students and educators. IRE is committed to bringing all journalists the training they need to help cover the…

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IRE national conference rescheduled to late August

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the #IRE20 national conference has been rescheduled for Aug. 27-30. The conference will be held in the same location: the Gaylord National hotel in National Harbor, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. Government bans on large gatherings and uncertainty about travel led IRE to delay the conference, which had been set…

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Data Reporter

Louisville Public Media seeks an experienced, creative and altogether awesome data journalist to join its prestigious news teams: the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, the Ohio Valley ReSource, and the WFPL newsroom. The data reporter will work collaboratively with reporters and editors to produce explanatory graphics and interactive tools, seek out and analyze relevant data…

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Audience Engagement Editor

The Marshall Project seeks an accomplished and versatile audience development editor to help us better understand our readership and build loyal audience. Our audience development editor should be a strong writer with a nuanced grasp of social media and the ability to draw actionable insights from data analytics. They must be able to meet deadlines…

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Publication without representation

By Ron Nixon, The Associated Press In 1895, journalist Ida B. Wells dropped a bombshell investigation into the lynching of African Americans across the nation. Using data she gathered from accounts in white newspapers — she said no one would believe her otherwise — “The Red Record” showed lynchings were not in response to rape…

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Reporter

The Press Democrat, winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting, is seeking a reporter to cover news and enterprise stories in Sonoma County and on the surrounding North Coast. We are a healthy locally owned newspaper that values original ideas, aggressive reporting, authoritative writing and watchdog coverage that leads to change. Any…

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Data Reporter

Tracking Code 0328 Job Description Join WBUR’s investigative team as our data journalist. WBUR, Boston’s award-winning NPR News Station, seeks an experienced, dedicated data journalist to gather, analyze and create content from data for investigative stories that will impact the lives of people in New England and beyond. We are looking for a collaborative journalist with…

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Chief Revenue Officer

inewsource is a nationally recognized leader in the emerging and fast-growing field of nonprofit journalism. We believe that local and regional civic news, especially investigative reporting, is essential to a functioning democracy, and can help communities alter the course of history. Since our founding over 10 years ago, inewsource has been nothing short of ambitious…

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Data Reporter

The Richmond Times-Dispatch is seeking a data reporter. You should be comfortable digging into record sets large and small, finding hidden stories and creating graphics and maps that crystallize your reporting. You’ll need to balance quick-hit analysis on things like the daily hospitalization trends for COVID-19 with medium- and long-term stories that drive discussions and…

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