Alex Richards is joining IRE as a member of our training team.
Richards comes to IRE from the Chicago Tribune, where he had been a reporter specializing in investigative data journalism. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer prize in 2011 and was awarded the Goldsmith and the Scripps Howard Farfel investigative reporting awards, among others, for the Las Vegas Sun series “Do No Harm,” with ProPublica’s Marshall Allen.
More recently, he shared IRE's FOI medal for a series on Chicago's truancy epidemic. In addition to reporting from Nevada for the Sun, he previously helped manage data coverage and interactive news for The Chronicle of Higher Education in Washington, D.C. He's also an IRE alum, having worked as a data analyst for the NICAR Database Library while attending the Missouri School of Journalism.
He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.