IRE schedules free webinars amid COVID-19 crisis

During the coronavirus crisis, IRE is offering a series of webinars and recorded trainings to help our members and all journalists in these unprecedented times.  The webinars are free and open to IRE members and non-member journalists. IRE is committed to bringing all journalists the training they need to help cover the crisis and take…

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IRE national conference rescheduled to late August

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the #IRE20 national conference has been rescheduled for Aug. 27-30. The conference will be held in the same location: the Gaylord National hotel in National Harbor, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. Government bans on large gatherings and uncertainty about travel led IRE to delay the conference, which had been set…

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IRE monitors NICAR20 coronavirus developments

UPDATES: Self-isolation period ends after #NICAR20 Second NICAR20 attendee tests presumptively positive for novel coronavirus Spouse of attendee tests negative for coronavirus NICAR20 attendee tests presumptively positive for coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Self-isolation period ends after #NICAR20 Updated March 23, 2:30 p.m. The 14-day period of self-isolation due to the novel coronavirus has ended…

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IRE postpones spring workshops due to coronavirus

IRE Watchdog Workshops scheduled this spring in Miami, Pittsburgh and Salt Lake City will be postponed because of the rapidly shifting landscape involving coronavirus. Workshop registration fees will be refunded for those who already have registered. IRE will work with its workshop hosts to reschedule the training events. “There’s too much uncertainty about travel and…

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Nominate a journalist for the Don Bolles Medal

By Phil Williams, WTVF-Nashville In my mind, Don Bolles had always been a hero of journalism — a reporter who stood up against intimidation and eventually paid the price with his life. But in recently listening to the podcast, “Rediscovering: Don Bolles, a murdered journalist,” the late Arizona Republic journalist became more than a legendary…

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IRE Awards questionnaire packs now available

For the first time, IRE will offer its members the option of buying digital contest questionnaire packs to explore the best investigative work published in 2019. Anyone who enters the IRE Awards completes a thorough questionnaire, which provides a blueprint to unpack the investigation. The form includes detailed information about how the story idea originated,…

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25 journalists receive IRE fellowships

Thanks to the generosity of financial supporters, IRE is fortunate to have funding available to provide fellowships for financial assistance to its Data Journalism Bootcamps and annual NICAR Conference. This month, IRE awarded 25 fellowships for the March 2020 Data Journalism Bootcamp and the 2020 NICAR conference.    Lei “Tommy” Xie, an associate professor at…

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IRE board supports release of jailed journalist in Benin

The board of Investigative Reporters and Editors joins other journalism organizations in support of the immediate release of Ignace Sossou, who is serving an 18-month prison sentence for doing his job as a journalist. Sossou is the head of production at Benin Web TV, and a member of the 3i investigative journalists’ network. He was convicted…

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