IRE Board of Directors diversifies its Executive Committee

Cheryl W. Thompson of NPR will serve another year as IRE’s board president, the full board decided unanimously today during a livestreamed video meeting. Thompson, IRE’s first African-American president, has served in the role during the past two years. She is in her sixth year on the IRE board. The board also elected other members…

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Getting the most from voters on campaign issues

By Martha Quillin, The News & Observer “One hundred counties, one hundred videos.” It sounded like editor bait, not a rational undertaking for a newsroom that — like nearly every other one in the country — had watched its bylines and photo credits disappear in layoffs and early retirements. Sure, North Carolina has 100 counties.…

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Eight journalists receive IRE fellowships

IRE recently awarded eight fellowships to upcoming Data Journalism Bootcamps thanks to the generosity of financial supporters. Recipients will either attend the August Online Data Journalism Bootcamp or the January 2021 Data Journalism Bootcamp. IRE is fortunate to have funding available to provide fellowships for financial assistance. Alexia Fernandez Campbell from the Center for Public…

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IRE Board to elect new officers in Tuesday public meeting

The IRE Board of Directors will elect its new Executive Committee members during a livestream video meeting at 4 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday (June 30). Registration is required. You may sign up at this link. Afterward, the meeting video will be posted online. Any contested seats on the Executive Committee will be decided by a…

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IRE national conference goes virtual, enabling global attendance

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 IRE conference will be a virtual event rather than an in-person gathering. For the first time, attendees across the United States and around the world will be able to participate in the signature investigative reporting event via a secure, interactive digital platform. “We’re disappointed not to be…

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IRE forecasts balanced budgets

Despite the ongoing fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, IRE expects to close the current fiscal year on June 30 without posting a deficit. In addition, IRE forecasts a balanced budget for the new fiscal year that begins July 1. Two months ago, IRE anticipated a shortfall for this current fiscal year of more than $60,000,…

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Register for IRE member events in June

IRE is hosting three important virtual events this month — two of which require advance registration (for online security): IRE Board of Directors meeting, 2-5 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 18. This event is open to current IRE members. Registration is required. Click here for information and a link to sign up. Closer to the…

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IRE board issues statement in wake of protests about racial injustice

The board of Investigative Reporters and Editors calls on all levels of government across the country to protect the rights of citizens to assemble and protest against racial injustice and for the rights of journalists to chronicle those protests. IRE has supported the rights of journalists the world over to do their jobs without fear…

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