Access IRE20 conference recordings and materials until September 2021

Journalists, journalism educators and students can still register and participate in IRE’s virtual 2020 national conference, which features keynote speaker Ronan Farrow and 150 recorded sessions. Professional and academic members can register until Sept. 13, 2021 for $250, and students can register for $50 to receive access to all of the recorded sessions from the…

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Apply to be an IRE Educator of Color Fellow

Educators of color can apply for IRE’s Educator of Color Fellowship to attend an online Data Bootcamp for Educators.  The bootcamp will be virtual Jan. 4-7, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. ET and Jan. 8, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. ET. Fellowship applications are due Monday, Oct. 26 and require a letter of recommendation.  Fellowships are open to any…

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Call for entries: 2020 Philip Meyer Award

It’s once again time to enter the Philip Meyer Journalism Award contest. Entries are now being accepted online, through Nov. 15. Established in 2005, the award was created to honor Philip Meyer’s pioneering efforts to utilize social science research methods to foster better journalism. The contest recognizes stories that incorporate survey research, probabilities, and other social…

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IRE to launch search for a new executive director

The IRE Board of Directors will launch a national search to find a successor to IRE Executive Director Doug Haddix, who has announced his resignation, effective in early January. “After four years in this demanding position, I am ready for a change,” Haddix said. “With IRE in solid shape, I feel confident that this is…

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IRE awards more than 180 fellowships to #IRE20 virtual conference

Investigative Reporters and Editors awarded 189 fellowships to its first-ever virtual conference Sept. 21-25. The fellowships included registration to the conference (a $175 value) and an IRE membership or membership renewal (a $70 value). Because the conference was online, IRE used funds that would have been used as a travel stipend for fellowship recipients to…

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Detroit officials win 2020 IRE Golden Padlock Award

Investigative Reporters and Editors has named the City of Detroit and Mayor Mike Duggan as the winner of its annual Golden Padlock Award, which recognizes the most secretive U.S. agency or individual. Detroit was selected for this national honor for its handling of a Detroit Free Press public information request and for ordering the destruction…

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FAQ: How to log in and join the #IRE20 conference

Welcome to the virtual #IRE20 conference! If you’ve already registered, here’s what you need to know to access the conference.  (If you still need to register, you can do that online and then follow the instructions below)   Getting started & accessing the virtual conference software The IRE20 virtual conference is online at ire20.pathable.co. We…

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IRE receives endowed gift to train college journalism students of color

An endowed gift to IRE from television journalist Rick Gevers and his wife, Karen Burns, will fund investigative journalism training for college students of color. With the gift, IRE has established the Rick Gevers-Karen Burns Diversity Fund for College Journalists. Income from the fund will provide IRE training, resources and support annually at Historically Black…

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Apply for the IRE Journalist of Color Investigative Reporting Fellowship

We’re looking for IRE’s next Journalist of Color Investigative Reporting Fellows! This yearlong program is designed to support diversity in investigative journalism. The 2021 fellowship is open to U.S journalists of color with at least three years of post-college work experience. Applicants currently working in a newsroom must receive the support of their employer; freelancers…

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