IRE makes data training videos free for one year

IRE is relaunching its NICAR-Learn library of data tool tutorials, with new videos and free access for one year. NICAR-Learn is a hub of almost 60 short, skill-based videos for journalists to learn tools, tricks and strategies for working with data. Unlike some online training platforms, you won’t find any hour-long webinars on the site.…

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Announcing the 2019 IRE Award winners

Investigations that proved Russian jets bombed Syrian hospitals, documented dangerous solitary confinement of vulnerable immigrants, revealed conditions inside Amazon warehouses and uncovered sexual abuse of children are among the winners of the 2019 Investigative Reporters and Editors Awards. “This year’s entries were powerful examples of investigations that held institutions and people accountable,” said Jennifer LaFleur,…

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Top tips from health reporters and officials on covering COVID-19

In early March, we put together a panel at the 2020 NICAR Conference on how to cover the response to COVID-19. Although much has changed in the past month, there were some key takeaways from the panel that will ring true throughout the pandemic.  Panelists Caroline Chen from ProPublica, Anna Barry-Jester from Kaiser Health News…

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Hearst Foundations donate $50,000 to IRE Journalist of Color Fellowship

The Hearst Foundations are contributing $50,000 to support IRE’s Journalist of Color Investigative Reporting Fellowship.  The yearlong fellowship, which launched in 2019, is intended to prepare and support journalists of color for a solid career in investigative reporting. The program also provides an opportunity for the fellow’s news outlets to benefit from the fellow’s investigative…

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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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Nominate a journalist for the Don Bolles Medal

By Phil Williams, WTVF-Nashville In my mind, Don Bolles had always been a hero of journalism — a reporter who stood up against intimidation and eventually paid the price with his life. But in recently listening to the podcast, “Rediscovering: Don Bolles, a murdered journalist,” the late Arizona Republic journalist became more than a legendary…

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Investigative Researcher

Ronan Farrow is a contributing writer to The New Yorker and a documentary producer based at HBO. We are seeking candidates for an Investigative Researcher position to join our dynamic team.  The ideal candidate for this full-time position must have a reporting background, and be adept and dogged at both unearthing new leads and sources…

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Data Visualization Specialist

The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) is looking for a talented Data Visualization Specialist to support its global team of researchers and analysts and to help promote its content.  About IEEFA IEEFA conducts research and analysis on financial and economic issues related to energy and the environment. The organization’s mission is to…

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Reporter, Spectrum

Spectrum’s award-winning news team is looking for a high-energy reporter to join our lively newsroom in New York City. Spectrum is the go-to destination for autism news. The site also features long-form ‘deep dives’ on topics ranging from unproven therapies to autism in Africa. These articles have won top journalism awards. Spectrum stories are syndicated…

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