Call for entries: 2018 IRE Awards

How to enter the IRE Awards from IRE/NICAR on Vimeo. It’s time to gather your best stories of the year! The 2018 IRE Awards contest is now open for submissions, and we can’t wait to see what you’ve done. Please consider entering your best investigative work. Among the most prestigious in journalism, the IRE Awards…

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10 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 ten fellowships for the January 2019 CAR Boot Camp. Rachelle Younglai of the Globe and Mail (Toronto) and Priya Sridhar of KPBS (San Diego) received the Ottoway Fellowship. Established…

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Bracey Harris receives first Journalist of Color Investigative Reporting Fellowship

Bracey Harris of The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi, will serve as IRE’s first Journalist of Color Investigative Reporting Fellow. Harris, an education reporter, has been at the paper since September 2015. She previously worked at WLBT News in Jackson as an associate morning producer. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi. IRE’s new…

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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’d 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…

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IRE hiring new training director; apply by Nov. 20

Investigative Reporters & Editors is adding a new position to our training team that helps journalists improve their investigative and data skills. The trainer will help organize and conduct Watchdog Workshops, customized newsroom training, and national conferences; and develop innovative instructional materials in investigative and data journalism. Location: Remote, with convenient access to an airport…

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‘Chasing Corruption’ features IRE board president

IRE Board President Cheryl W. Thompson is featured in the latest “Chasing Corruption” video story about the power of local investigative reporting. The eight-minute piece highlights a rolling investigation at The Washington Post by Thompson and Ovetta Wiggins into Jack B. Johnson, then the powerful county executive of Prince George’s County. Their investigation led to one of…

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Call for entries: 2018 Philip Meyer Award

It’s once again time to enter the Philip Meyer Journalism Award contest. Entries are now being accepted online, through Nov. 16. 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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30 journalists receive IRE scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of the Park Foundation, IRE donors and the Ottaway Fund, IRE is fortunate to have funding available to provide scholarships to its three 2018 On-the-Road Boot Camps.   IRE awarded 10 scholarships to the October 2018 Python Boot Camp in Pittsburgh to the following: Emily Corwin, Vermont Public Radio Kristin Dalton, The…

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New yearlong fellowship supports journalists of color

A new yearlong IRE fellowship seeks to increase the range of backgrounds, experiences and interests within the field of investigative journalism, where diverse perspectives are critically important. The IRE Journalist of Color Investigative Reporting Fellowship is made possible thanks to generous donations from IRE members Mike Gruss, Meghan Hoyer, Megan Luther and Mike Tahani. “We’re grateful…

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Mizzou students, staff invited to attend workshop series

Boost your investigative reporting skills this school year with this series of workshops at the Missouri School of Journalism. Investigative Reporters and Editors, a global membership non-profit based at the school, is organizing these sessions for students, faculty and staff. Attendees will learn how they can improve their work, regardless of whether they aspire to…

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