Don Bolles Medal recognizes four journalists targeted by extremist groups

Four journalists, targeted by extremist groups in retaliation for their reporting, are recipients of the 2020 Don Bolles Medal from Investigative Reporters and Editors for their courageous commitment to exposing the truth about this element of American society. The Don Bolles Medal recognizes investigative journalists who have exhibited extraordinary courage in standing up against intimidation…

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IRE Board of Directors diversifies its Executive Committee

Cheryl W. Thompson of NPR will serve another year as IRE’s board president, the full board decided unanimously today during a livestreamed video meeting. Thompson, IRE’s first African-American president, has served in the role during the past two years. She is in her sixth year on the IRE board. The board also elected other members…

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Getting the most from voters on campaign issues

By Martha Quillin, The News & Observer “One hundred counties, one hundred videos.” It sounded like editor bait, not a rational undertaking for a newsroom that — like nearly every other one in the country — had watched its bylines and photo credits disappear in layoffs and early retirements. Sure, North Carolina has 100 counties.…

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Eight journalists receive IRE fellowships

IRE recently awarded eight fellowships to upcoming Data Journalism Bootcamps thanks to the generosity of financial supporters. Recipients will either attend the August Online Data Journalism Bootcamp or the January 2021 Data Journalism Bootcamp. IRE is fortunate to have funding available to provide fellowships for financial assistance. Alexia Fernandez Campbell from the Center for Public…

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IRE Board to elect new officers in Tuesday public meeting

The IRE Board of Directors will elect its new Executive Committee members during a livestream video meeting at 4 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday (June 30). Registration is required. You may sign up at this link. Afterward, the meeting video will be posted online. Any contested seats on the Executive Committee will be decided by a…

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IRE national conference goes virtual, enabling global attendance

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 IRE conference will be a virtual event rather than an in-person gathering. For the first time, attendees across the United States and around the world will be able to participate in the signature investigative reporting event via a secure, interactive digital platform. “We’re disappointed not to be…

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IRE forecasts balanced budgets

Despite the ongoing fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, IRE expects to close the current fiscal year on June 30 without posting a deficit. In addition, IRE forecasts a balanced budget for the new fiscal year that begins July 1. Two months ago, IRE anticipated a shortfall for this current fiscal year of more than $60,000,…

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IRE board issues statement in wake of protests about racial injustice

The board of Investigative Reporters and Editors calls on all levels of government across the country to protect the rights of citizens to assemble and protest against racial injustice and for the rights of journalists to chronicle those protests. IRE has supported the rights of journalists the world over to do their jobs without fear…

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IRE offers free resources to investigate police abuses and misconduct

As a public service, IRE is making key resources available for free to all journalists interested in investigating police use of force, misconduct and corruption. Typically, these tipsheets, presentations and contest entries are available solely for IRE members. “All of us have been shocked at what we’ve seen across the country, as peaceful demonstrators and…

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The Newsroom Guide: A living document shapes inclusive language, coverage

By Lynn Jacobson, The Seattle Times Between December 2015 and June 2017, The Seattle Times had several opportunities to practice the art of the apology. In that period, the newspaper made a number of high-profile missteps. Among them: a headline that portrayed the black victim of a police shooting in a negative light, and a…

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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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Computational Journalist

The Dallas Morning News is looking for a computational journalist to join its newsroom as a member of the data and interactive design team. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on a mix of high impact journalism and quick-turn daily stories. As part of The News’ data and interactive design team,…

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Reporter

Job Category: Charles River Campus > Broadcast Media Job Description: The Reporter position in WBUR’s investigative unit will report and produce original, comprehensive stories for multiple platforms collaboration with ProPublica that are based on in-depth information gathered from interviews, public records, and data analysis. The Reporter will build relationships with multiple news sources and numerous subject…

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Investigative Reporter

WAFB-TV, the dominant CBS affiliate in Baton Rouge, is looking for an investigative reporter to join our award-winning team. WAFB has a long history of great investigative reporting that has led to significant changes in our state. We are looking for a motivated team-player who can hit the ground running. This position offers very competitive…

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Postdoctoral Fellow

The Observatory on Social Media at Indiana University, Bloomington invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellow position. Research will address the intersection of computing, network, data, and media sciences. The Fellow will be expected to maintain an active research profile; to conduct independent research on significant projects in the areas of online information diffusion and…

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