Current and former IRE members who have been furloughed or laid off since March 2019 qualify for a complimentary one-year IRE membership renewal through IRE’s Support a Journalist Program.

The program is intended to help fund memberships for members of the professional and academic IRE community who have struggled to find work during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you would like to apply for membership assistance, please fill out this form

Annual memberships are $70 and provide access to thousands of tipsheets, exclusive databases, The IRE Journal magazine, premium reporting tools and much more. Journalists can also access the IRE Job Center, which is updated daily with open positions in the investigative journalism community.

IRE has taken additional steps during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure journalists have access to the resources they need to report on a topic that affects everyone. IRE also hosted a series of free webinars related to the pandemic and relaunched its NICAR-Learn library of data tool tutorials, with new videos and free access until 2021.

If you would like to help support IRE’s mission, please donate here