Sign up by June 5 for mentoring at the IRE Conference in San Antonio

The IRE Conference offers an opportunity for in-depth, one-on-one coaching on investigative reporting. These private sessions allow attendees to seek advice on challenging stories or follow-up ideas. The deadline for the mentoring program has been extended. You must have registered for the conference and have signed up for a mentor by June 5.   IRE pairs…

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Don’t miss at IRE 2013: Breaking local stories with economic data

The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism will offer a free workshop from 2-5 p.m. on June 19 at the IRE Conference in San Antonio: Breaking Local Stories with Economic Data. Government data offer unparalleled opportunities to distinguish your reporting with trend stories about what’s happening in your local economy. Especially this year, with the release…

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Journalism and hacking: how to prevent it and how to cover it

The recent hacks of the Associated Press, CBS, and the Guardian’s Twitter accounts have raised questions about the vulnerability of newsrooms and the real world effects wrought by hackers. After continued attacks by the Syrian Electronic Army, Twitter recommended on April 29th that organizations should take precautions to prepare for further hacks. NPR was also hacked…

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Don’t miss at IRE 2013: Lawrence Wright of ‘The Looming Tower’

Lawrence Wright, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning book “The Looming Tower” and the new book “Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief”, will be at the 2013 IRE Conference, appearing on a panel and also playing with his band, the Who Do Band, at IRE’s closing reception on Saturday night. What else…

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Award-winning journalists and live performances as IRE Conference returns to Texas

We hope you’ve already made plans to join us at San Antonio’s Riverwalk on June 20-23 at #IRE13 where for the first time in seven years, Investigative Reporters and Editors will bring its amazing annual conference back to Texas.  https://www.ire.org/conferences/ire-2013.  The line-up already includes prominent Pulitzer-prize winners, like the bilingual bicultural team that brought you…

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Make plans for the 2013 IRE Conference

Marcela Turati Make your plans now to join us in San Antonio for the 2013 Investigative Reporters and Editors Conference. Check out the list of panels and sessions — this isn’t everything, just a sampling of what you’ll be able to dig into when we gather from June 20-23. Keynote speaker Marcela Turati will detail…

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IRE Conference first-timer

By Mikel SchaeferWVUE-TV New Orleans Following the conclusion of the Boston IRE Conference, I felt compelled to share my experience as an IRE Conference first-timer, especially since I was a fairly rare species at the event. Unlike most attending the three-day conference, I was not an investigative reporter, but one of a handful of television…

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Dive in deep, swim to the top – tips on building your career

By Pamela Cyran @CyranStar Graduating? Mid-career? These job-hunting tips from veteran reporters are for everyone in the business. El Nuevo Herald Executive Editor Manny Garcia was joined by Stephen Stock, KNTV-San Francisco, Sarah Cohen, Duke University, and Len Downie of the Washington Post, on “Building your career: A roundtable discussion.” The panel offered advice on how to get ahead in today’s…

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