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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.

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IRE24 pre-reg classes filling up

Once you've signed up for IRE24, you can register for conference master classes and hands-on trainings that require additional pre-registration. 

Pre-reg classes include "The investigative interview" with Cheryl W. Thompson (NPR) and Scott Zamost (CNBC), "Outlining and structure: The writer's missing manual," with Matt Apuzzo (The New York Times), "Backstopping the data-driven investigation" with Maud Beelman (ASU) and Jennifer LaFleur (USC), "Web scraping with Python" with Cody Winchester, (IRE & NICAR)  and more. 

These classes are first-come, first-serve. So, register while seats are still available.

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Meet IRE Board candidates before voting begins

We have an impressive lineup of candidates vying for seven seats on the IRE Board of Directors and two seats on the Contest Committee.

Check out their candidate profiles now, and begin thinking about who you want to help lead our organization and judge next year's IRE Awards.

Voting begins June 4, so make sure your membership is current and keep an eye on your email inbox for your ballot.

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New IRE Radio Podcast episodes

The IRE Radio Podcast is back after a four-year hiatus.  Check out these three new episodes on education-related topics: 

You can find the podcast on SoundcloudSpotify for PodcastsApple PodcastsAmazon Music and other streaming platforms.

Graduate editorial assistant Nakylah Carter reported and hosted the episodes. If you have a story you think we should feature on the show, drop us a note at We would love to hear from you.

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Airline discounts on tap for IRE24

For the first time, those planning to attend IRE24 have access to discounts from Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines, thanks to the dogged persistence of IRE Board President Brian M. Rosenthal and Affordability Task Force Chair Mark Katches. This year's conference is June 20-23 in Anaheim, California.

There's a wide range of discounts depending on the fare category, from 2 percent for the lowest fares up to 25 percent for international travelers on Delta flights. Some restrictions apply, but the discounts are available a few days before and after the conference. For full details, check out the news release.

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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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