Malan promoted to IRE deputy executive director

Denise Malan has been named IRE’s deputy executive director. In her expanded role, Malan will oversee all of IRE’s training programs, event logistics and the IRE Resource Center. “As IRE has grown in recent years, it’s become clear that we need to consolidate all facets of training under one strong leader,” said Doug Haddix, IRE…

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2019 Philip Meyer Award winners announced

A sophisticated investigation that used machine learning to track hidden evidence connected to the opioid epidemic is the first-place winner in the 2019 Philip Meyer Journalism Awards. Other top awards go to investigations that uncovered substantial fire risks to communities in the West and tracked the causes of a refugee crisis in South Sudan. “This…

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Live in the kind of world only journalism can provide. Give your year-end tax-deductible donation to IRE to empower and train reporters in your backyard and around the world. IRE believes every journalist can be an investigative journalist. Click here to find all the ways to give.  “IRE empowers me to learn new ways to…

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IRE office closed until Jan. 2

The IRE and NICAR offices will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 24, through Wednesday, Jan. 1. The University of Missouri is on winter break leave during this time. We appreciate your patience and will see you in the new year.

IRE bringing educator bootcamps to three locations

IRE will provide coast-to-coast training opportunities for college educators and students as part of the new IRE on Campus program. Educator bootcamps will take place in Tucson, Chicago and Syracuse. Additionally, two schools — San Diego State University and Florida A&M University — have also been selected to receive free custom training. Generous funding from…

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3 journalists receive IRE Journalist of Color Investigative Reporting Fellowship

Sameea Kamal of the Los Angeles Times, Josh McGhee from The Chicago Reporter and Monica Velez of The Fresno Bee will serve as IRE’s 2020 Journalists of Color Investigative Reporting Fellows. Kamal, a news desk editor, has been at the Los Angeles Times since November. Prior to the LA Times, she worked at the Center…

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Call for entries: 2019 IRE Awards

It’s time to gather your best stories of the year! The 2019 IRE Awards contest is now open for submissions, and we can’t wait to see what you’ve done. You’ll notice some changes to the number of or length of stories you can enter. Print entries are now limited to five primary pieces and audio and video…

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Nine journalists receive IRE fellowships

Thanks to the generosity of many, IRE is fortunate to have funding to help journalists and educators attend its data journalism boot camps.  This month, IRE awarded nine fellowships for the January 2020 Data Journalism Boot Camp. Isabel Dieppa, an independent journalist from Chicago; Shayla Love from VICE (Brooklyn, New York); Seong Jae Min from…

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10 newsrooms selected for free Total Newsroom Training

Ten newsrooms have been chosen to receive custom watchdog training in the coming year through IRE’s Total Newsroom Training program. TNT provides two days of intensive, in-house training for small and medium-sized newsrooms dedicated to watchdog journalism. This is the seventh year IRE has offered the free program, which is supported through a grant. TNT…

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IRE promotes Hutchins as fifth full-time trainer

IRE Editorial Director Sarah Hutchins has been promoted to training director, becoming the organization’s fifth full-time trainer. She will join the largest training team in IRE’s history, led by Senior Training Director Denise Malan. Hutchins will lead efforts to expand the number of immersive data boot camps that IRE offers across the United States. She…

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