IRE-Chicago: Please join us at the Billy Goat Tavern on Wednesday, April 13, as we socialize and hear Darryl Holliday, Yana Kunichoff and Sam Steckler of City Bureau talk about their recent cover story for The Chicago Reader! The piece, which gained recognition from the Sidney Hillman Foundation, revealed that Chicago’s police union has long served as the propaganda arm of the Chicago Police Department, often misleading the public in the wake of police-involved shootings. Please RSVP on the Meetup page and, if you haven’t done so already, join the group.

IRE-Los Angeles: If you’re a journalist in Los Angeles, we hope you’ll join us for a Meetup on Thursday, April 21. Grab a drink and swap ideas about storytelling apps like Snapchat or tell us about the apps that make your lives and work easier and more productive. This is a joint event put together by the Online News Association (ONA) and our friends from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ). We hope to see you at Finn McCool’sPlease RSVP on the Meetup page and, if you haven’t done so already, join the group.

IRE has member-organized Meetup groups in eight cities. Learn more about them on our IRE Meetups page.