Call for entries: 2019 IRE Awards

It’s time to gather your best stories of the year! The 2019 IRE Awards contest is now open for submissions, and we can’t wait to see what you’ve done. You’ll notice some changes to the number of or length of stories you can enter. Print entries are now limited to five primary pieces and audio and video…

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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’ll 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 dozen…

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2019 Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival and Symposium

Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival and Symposium returns this October 10-13 to Washington, DC, presenting its milestone fifth edition. This combined festival and professional conference uniquely connects scribes and visual storytellers to each other, and to the industry that supports them. DX offers two days of discussions, workshops, brown bag lunches with directors, a pro…

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2019 Lightning Talks lineup announced

Thanks to everyone who pitched and voted on the 2019 Lightning Talks for NICAR19. Here are the talks we’ll be hearing Friday, March 8 at 5 p.m.   1. How to write a data story in five minutes | Youyou Zhou What does it mean to be a data analyst, a coder, a designer, or all of…

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MECA ticket perk has a bonus: free use of private suite

MECA board members used more than 270 free tickets to concerts and sporting events over the past 15 months, sometimes taking four or more guests to the organization’s private suite. Officials with the Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority say the access is crucial for board members, who need to know the ins and outs of…

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Loving county tickets and criminal cases changed to lesser charges in turn for bigger fines

A CBS 7 investigation into how speeding tickets for CDL drivers are handled in Loving County has uncovered even bigger problems. CBS 7 was first to report Thursday that the county judge and county legal advisor have been writing off speeding tickets as parking violations. However, we found more than just speeding tickets are being…

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Kentucky company making money off Georgia motorists

A private company that sells vehicle accident reports for $11 each to Georgians is making roughly $1 million a year off information that can by law be made available to drivers for less than a dollar. Each day, police officers statewide direct hundreds of drivers involved in wrecks to a website, Buycrash.com, that belongs to…

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