Over the last year we’ve talked to many of the journalists now honored with 2014 IRE Awards. They’ve taken us behind their award-winning stories, shared tips and provided valuable insight into the reporting process. We combed our archives to put together a list of all the behind-the-scenes interviews we’ve gathered over the last 12 months.

“First Lady Inc.” by Nigel Jaquiss, Willamette Week (Won: IRE Medal winner and Print/Online Small)

“Fugitives Next Door” by Brad Heath, USA TODAY (Won: Tom Renner Award)

“VA Scandal” by Dennis Wagner, Craig Harris, Rob O’Dell and Paul Giblin, Arizona Republic (Won: Print/Online Medium)

“Product of Mexico” by Richard Marosi and Don Bartletti, Los Angeles Times (Finalist: Print/Online Large and Multiplatform)

“Losing Ground” by Al Shaw and Brian Jacobs of ProPublica and Bob Marshall of The Lens (Won: Gannett Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism winner; Finalist: Multiplatform)

“Fatally Flawed,” The Charlotte Observer (Finalist: FOI Award)