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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IRE hires Madison Fleck as Editorial Director

Multimedia journalist Madison Fleck has been named IRE’s new Editorial Director. Since May 2017, Fleck has worked at ABC 17 in Columbia, Missouri, as a producer and content editor. She assigns stories and guides reporters; writes and edits stories for digital platforms and social media; and writes scripts. In addition, she is teaching a journalism…

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Malan promoted to IRE deputy executive director

Denise Malan has been named IRE’s deputy executive director. In her expanded role, Malan will oversee all of IRE’s training programs, event logistics and the IRE Resource Center. “As IRE has grown in recent years, it’s become clear that we need to consolidate all facets of training under one strong leader,” said Doug Haddix, IRE…

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2019 Philip Meyer Award winners announced

A sophisticated investigation that used machine learning to track hidden evidence connected to the opioid epidemic is the first-place winner in the 2019 Philip Meyer Journalism Awards. Other top awards go to investigations that uncovered substantial fire risks to communities in the West and tracked the causes of a refugee crisis in South Sudan. “This…

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Will you join the community of IRE donors?

Live in the kind of world only journalism can provide. Give your year-end tax-deductible donation to IRE to empower and train reporters in your backyard and around the world. IRE believes every journalist can be an investigative journalist. Click here to find all the ways to give.  “IRE empowers me to learn new ways to…

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IRE office closed until Jan. 2

The IRE and NICAR offices will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 24, through Wednesday, Jan. 1. The University of Missouri is on winter break leave during this time. We appreciate your patience and will see you in the new year.

IRE bringing educator bootcamps to three locations

IRE will provide coast-to-coast training opportunities for college educators and students as part of the new IRE on Campus program. Educator bootcamps will take place in Tucson, Chicago and Syracuse. Additionally, two schools — San Diego State University and Florida A&M University — have also been selected to receive free custom training. Generous funding from…

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