Sources and Sexual Harassment: Advice for Reporters and Editors

By Bethany Barnes Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the IRE Journal Quarter 3 issue. Members can download and read the full issue here. Non-members can purchase for $20. A few months into my first journalism job, I met a source at a bar. I’d met sources at bars before, including this particular source,…

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Participate in the #IRE20 kickoff video

If you’d like to be featured in the #IRE20 kickoff video that will be shown during the Investigative Reporters and Editors virtual conference Sept. 21-25, follow these instructions. (Note: The footage you submit will be used during the #IRE20 Watchdog from Home virtual conference and will be posted on IRE’s social media channels). All videos…

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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 launches online Data Journalism Mini-Bootcamp in spreadsheets and data viz

Update (May 20): The first camp set for June 15-16 is sold out. Another mini-bootcamp will be offered online June 29-30. See below for registration details. Registration is open for IRE’s first-ever online mini-bootcamp in data journalism. In the bootcamp, which will be June 15-16, attendees will learn fundamentals of cleaning, analyzing and visualizing data…

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IRE membership: a ‘life vest’ in rough waters

Ron Campbell credits IRE for rescuing him after being laid off in 2014 from The Orange County Register. “I had a new full-time job within five months and I had part-time work within, literally, one week of my layoff,” he said. “Because I had developed skills sufficient that I could almost immediately find employment after…

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Announcing the 2019 IRE Award winners

Investigations that proved Russian jets bombed Syrian hospitals, documented dangerous solitary confinement of vulnerable immigrants, revealed conditions inside Amazon warehouses and uncovered sexual abuse of children are among the winners of the 2019 Investigative Reporters and Editors Awards. “This year’s entries were powerful examples of investigations that held institutions and people accountable,” said Jennifer LaFleur,…

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Top tips from health reporters and officials on covering COVID-19

In early March, we put together a panel at the 2020 NICAR Conference on how to cover the response to COVID-19. Although much has changed in the past month, there were some key takeaways from the panel that will ring true throughout the pandemic.  Panelists Caroline Chen from ProPublica, Anna Barry-Jester from Kaiser Health News…

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2020 San Juan, Puerto Rico, Watchdog Workshop

Read in English Presentado por: Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPI) El IRE ofrecerá varias de sus sesiones de trabajo principales, diseñadas para mejorar tu habilidad de buscar en forma rápida información en Internet y encontrar documentos y datos que ayuden a añadir profundidad en tu rutina de trabajo para producir en un corto tiempo historias…

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