Apply by Oct. 20 for free custom training in your newsroom

Applications are now open for Total Newsroom Training — IRE’s grant-funded, customized training program returning for its seventh year. IRE’s experienced trainers will visit selected newsrooms for two days of intense, in-house investigative training – all at no cost. Spots in the program are limited and awarded on a competitive basis. Total Newsroom Training is meant…

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Donate an IRE membership, help support the next generation of investigative journalists

Our student sponsorship program is back for 2019! Last year, members sponsored more than 100 memberships and donated hundreds of dollars to our student fund. For just $25, you shared the spirit of IRE – encouraging journalists to grow through training and mentorship. We ask for your support again this year as we aim to introduce…

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IRE on Campus launches with focus on data, investigative skills

College educators and students will receive investigative and data training through the new IRE on Campus program, which will include special opportunities for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic-Serving Institutions. Generous funding from Lumina Foundation in Indianapolis will help launch the campus initiative. It features two components: Custom training for students and educators on…

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Apply for our Journalist of Color Investigative Reporting Fellowship

We’re looking for IRE’s next Journalist of Color Investigative Reporting Fellow! This yearlong program is designed to support diversity in investigative journalism. The 2020 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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13 journalists receive IRE scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of the Park Foundation and the Ottaway Fund, IRE is fortunate to have funding available to provide scholarships to its 2019 CAR Boot Camps in Seattle and College Park.  IRE awarded 8 scholarships to the September CAR Boot Camp in Seattle. They went to: Mai Hoang from the Yakima Herald-Republic; Adiel…

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10 newsrooms receive free IRE data training

Ten local newsrooms in the U.S. and Canada have been selected to receive free data training from IRE through the Data In Local Newsrooms Training Program, which is powered by the Google News Initiative. The new program offers small and midsize newsrooms two days of customized in-person data training, follow-up consultation, credits toward IRE data…

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Nine journalists receive IRE fellowships

Thanks to the generosity of many, IRE is fortunate to have funding available to provide fellowships to its training events. This month, IRE awarded nine fellowships for financial assistance to the August 2019 CAR Boot Camp. Regina Garcia Cano from The Associated Press (Las Vegas, Nevada), April Brown from Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, Arizona) and…

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Records set at IRE national conference

Nearly 2,000 journalists attended the 2019 IRE national conference in Houston last week — a record number. The previous record had been 1,860 attendees at the 2016 IRE Conference in New Orleans. In addition, IRE membership reached a record high in May: 6,178 members. Those milestones are featured in the “State of IRE: 2019” report,…

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Six elected to IRE Board of Directors

IRE members returned two incumbents and elected four new members to the organization’s board Saturday. Incumbents Steven Rich (The Washington Post) and Cheryl W. Thompson (NPR) will be joined on the board by Bethany Barnes (Tampa Bay Times), Jodie Fleischer (WRC-TV NBC4, Washington, D.C), Cindy Galli (ABC News) and Brian M. Rosenthal (The New York…

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Michigan State University wins 2019 Golden Padlock Award

Investigative Reporters and Editors has named Michigan State University as the winner of its annual Golden Padlock Award recognizing the most secretive U.S. agency or individual. MSU was selected for this national honor for keeping sweeping sexual assault scandals under tight wraps, including serial abuse by disgraced team doctor Larry Nassar and hundreds of student…

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