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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Open call for IRE Award screeners

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’ll 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…

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Share your ideas for the 2020 IRE Conference

IRE wants your ideas for the upcoming IRE Conference in Metro D.C. next June. We’re also starting an email list so you can keep up with news about the conference. Use this form to share ideas, suggestions and other comments to help us plan the best possible #IRE20 conference. No suggestion is too big or too small. The…

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IRE hiring Editorial Director; apply by Dec. 4

IRE is seeking a journalist to work full time as Editorial Director at its headquarters at the University of Missouri. IRE’s current Editorial Director, Sarah Hutchins, is being promoted to be a full-time trainer. The Editorial Director oversees all IRE content and serves as its voice on social media. This is a great opportunity for…

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Three journalists awarded IRE Freelance Fellowships

Projects investigating an insular religious community, Columbia River tribe nations, and the Palm Beach prostitution raid have been awarded IRE Freelance Fellowships. The recipients of the 2019 competition are: Sarah McClure, first place, is a freelance producer based in Los Angeles. Her project will produce a magazine article and documentary about widespread sexual abuse within…

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Make the most of your IRE membership benefits

Are you making the most of your IRE membership benefits? Here’s a recap of our current partnerships, how you can benefit and instructions on getting access to premium tools.   Cometdocs Free premium account for IRE members You have probably encountered the problem of the PDF; the data and information are there, but locked in…

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Call for entries: 2019 Philip Meyer Award

It’s once again time to enter the Philip Meyer Journalism Award contest. Entries are now being accepted online, through Nov. 17. 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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