Want to get more involved with IRE but aren’t sure how? Consider volunteering your time as an IRE Awards screener

As a screener, you’d be part of a team of journalists looking for the best investigative reporting in a single category, which means that you may have to read, listen to, or watch a couple dozen entries. It’s a bit of a time commitment, but most screeners find the process rewarding. A bonus: The majority of the work is done in January and early February when the weather is less-than-inviting in many parts of the world. Yes, that means we’re appealing to our international members as well.

Being a screener does not disqualify you from entering the awards. If you have questions, feel free to contact Jill Riepenhoff, the contest committee chair for the IRE Board of Directors ([email protected]), or Lauren Grandestaff, IRE’s awards coordinator ([email protected]).

If you’re ready to toss your hat in the ring, please fill out this short form. We’ll be in touch soon!