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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FIRE Diversity Fellowships for IRE trainings

Freelance Investigative Reporters and Editors (FIRE), a fiscally sponsored project of IRE, is pleased to announce the launch of FIRE Diversity Fellowships to promote investigative training for underrepresented reporters nationwide. Made possible with support from the Ford Foundation, the fellowships are available to journalists of color currently working as freelance investigative reporters, or planning to…

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

Our student sponsorship program is back for 2018! Last year, members sponsored nearly 130 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 partners with PacerMonitor to offer new member benefit

IRE is proud to announce its newest partnership: PacerMonitor. The agreement will provide IRE members free access to PacerMonitor’s advanced tools and extensive database of more than 3 million PACER documents. PacerMonitor is a legal research tool created to help people follow federal court cases. Founded in 2011 by former corporate restructuring professional Joe Rosen,…

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Apply by Sept. 23 for free custom training in your newsroom

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

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Six journalists receive IRE fellowships

Thanks to the generosity of many, IRE is fortunate to have funding available to provide fellowships to its training events. These fellowships provide financial assistance to attend IRE boot camps. This month, IRE awarded six fellowships for the August 2018 CAR Boot Camp. Ana Ley from The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Virginia), Sarah Rafique from KXAN-TV (Austin,…

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Stand with the Capital Gazette: Help as a reporter, editor

**UPDATE (July 18, 2018)** IRE is grateful for the overwhelming response. We received more than 370 offers to help the Capital Gazette put out its paper. At this point, the Baltimore Sun, which is coordinating the efforts, said that because of your generosity, they now have “more offers than we could possibly use.” However, if…

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IRE boot camps going on the road, scholarships available

IRE is bringing its acclaimed data and coding boot camps to three cities this fall and offering scholarships to each camp. These boot camps are sponsored in part by the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation. The camps will include instruction in data analysis and cleaning using Excel, SQL, Python and — for the first time —…

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