IRE partners with Google News Initiative in data training program

Small and mid-sized newsrooms in the United States and Canada will receive immersive IRE data training to bolster local news coverage through a new partnership with the Google News Initiative (GNI). As part of the Data in Local Newsrooms Training program, IRE will select 10 newsrooms in the U.S. and Canada through a competitive application…

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Announcing the 2018 IRE Award winners and finalists

COLUMBIA, Missouri – Journalists who exposed the plight of medically fragile children, unsafe schools and dangers in remote Alaskan villages are among the winners of the 2018 Investigative Reporters and Editors Awards. Some of the winners and finalists in this year’s contest faced personal peril for pursuing their stories. As examples, a Catholic diocese tried…

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Declare candidacy for the IRE Board of Directors

Starting today, IRE will begin accepting applications for candidates for the IRE Board of Directors. This year six of the board’s 13 seats are up for election. Three incumbents have decided not to run for new terms. The initial filing period for candidates is April 8 – May 12. All candidates filing by this time will…

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Consider running for the IRE Board of Directors, Contest Committee

Starting April 8, IRE will begin accepting applications for candidates for the IRE Board of Directors. This year six of the board’s 13 seats are up for election. The initial filing period for candidates is April 8 – May 12. All candidates filing by this time will appear on the initial ballot when voting begins in…

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Nominations due April 1 for Don Bolles Medal

Do you know an investigative journalist who has exhibited extraordinary courage in standing up against intimidation or efforts to suppress the truth about matters of public importance? Perhaps someone who has faced extreme threats for his/her investigative reporting? Someone who has been targeted by authorities for harassment for doing his/her job? Someone who has faced…

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Meet the trainer: Patti DiVincenzo

Patti DiVincenzo was an investigative producer and data specialist at WSB-TV in Atlanta for 16 years. Now, she’s bringing her experience to IRE as a trainer. We talked with Patti about her broadcast career and her time as an IRE member. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. How did you get started…

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Eight journalists receive IRE fellowships

Thanks to the generosity of many, IRE is fortunate to have funding available to provide fellowships for financial assistance to its CAR boot camps. This month, IRE awarded eight fellowships for the March 2019 CAR Boot Camp. Marcy de Luna from the Houston Chronicle, Adam Rhodes from Law360 and Wayne Washington from The Palm Beach Post received the…

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Bring IRE training to your city

IRE is seeking universities and news organizations interested in hosting an IRE Watchdog Workshop or data boot camp beginning this fall. Through a typical partnership, the local host organization receives a number of free passes to the workshop or boot camp in exchange for providing space at no cost to IRE. The arrangement helps keep…

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IRE Board adjusts contest entry rules

By Jill Riepenhoff, IRE Contest Committee Chair To eliminate any appearance of favoritism, the IRE Board of Directors has voted to bar board members from participating in the IRE Awards if they played a major role in the investigation. Beginning with work published or aired in 2019, board members may not enter the IRE awards if…

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2018 Philip Meyer Award winners announced

An investigation that found hundreds of unaccounted for deaths from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico is the first-place winner of the 2018 Philip Meyer Journalism Awards. The other top awards go to an investigation that used scientific testing to uncover environmental hazards in Philadelphia’s public schools and an analysis that revealed philanthropists were getting tax…

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