IRE members honored with Polk Awards

Several IRE members were honored Sunday, Feb. 19, with a George Polk Award for Journalism, one of the most prestigious prizes for enterprise and investigative journalism in the world. Ali Winston of the East Bay Express shared the award for Local Reporting for “Badge of Dishonor,” an extraordinary expose of human trafficking within the Oakland…

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IRE members named finalists for Goldsmith Prize

The Shorenstein Center has named nine IRE members from five news organizations as finalists for the 2017 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting and one IRE member as the winner of this year’s academic Goldsmith Book Prize. The winners of the 2017 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting will be announced on March 2, 2017, at the…

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IRE members win 2016 Pulitzer Prizes

Several members of Investigative Reporters and Editors were among journalists recognized in the 2016 Pulitzer Prizes: The Associated Press won the Public Service Pulitzer for “Seafood from Slaves,” a story that freed 2,000 slaves.  The staff of the Los Angeles Times won the Pulitzer for Breaking News Reporting for its coverage of the San Bernardino…

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Nominate a secretive government agency for IRE’s Golden Padlock award

The 2015 Golden Padlock presentation Watch on YouTube Investigative Reporters and Editors is now welcoming nominations for its fourth annual Golden Padlock award recognizing the most secretive government agency in the United States. “Thwarting the public’s right to know has become a mission statement inside many government bureaucracies across the country,” said Robert Cribb, chair…

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Fellowship inspired by ‘Spotlight’ to award funding, support to investigative journalists

By Sacha Pfeiffer, The Boston Globe ‘Spotlight’ on the IRE Radio Podcast Listen to Pfeiffer, Walter Robinson and Marty Baron discuss the Globe’s reporting in 2002 and 2003. Fourteen years ago, my Boston Globe Spotlight team colleagues and I published our first story about the Catholic Church’s widespread cover-up of clergy sex abuse. It was…

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Several IRE members win 2016 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Awards

IRE is proud to congratulate several IRE members who were honored with 2016 duPont-Columbia Awards. Their hard work and dedication to good investigative journalism helps keep the public informed and educated on important topics that affect their communities.  Jacquee Petchel, Mark Lodato, Erin Patrick O’Connor, Jessica Boehm and Dominick DiFurio and the team at Cronkite News | Arizona…

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IRE announces winners of Freelance Fellowship competition

Projects investigating medical centers, government corruption and immigration law have been awarded IRE Freelance Fellowships this year. The winners of the 2015 competition are: Emma Jacobs, First Place, is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-area radio and television journalist. Her project will examine a law firm specializing in immigration law and the impact of its work on families trying…

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IRE members honored with Polk awards

The winners of the 2014 George Polk Awards in Journalism, announced Sunday by Long Island University, included several IRE members. The awards honor special achievement in journalism, particularly in the areas of investigative and enterprise reporting. The following IRE members were honored in this year’s awards: Listen to Dennis Wagner discuss his coverage of the…

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Several IRE members win 2015 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Awards

Congratulations to the several IRE members who recently were recognized with 2015 duPont-Columbia Awards. Their hard work and dedication to good investigative journalism helps keep the public informed and educated on important topics that affect their daily lives and communities. Wendy Halloran, Mark Phillips, Bryan West and Mark Casey, along with colleagues at KPNX 12…

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Only 1 week left to enter the Philip Meyer contest

We know you’ve done some amazing work this past year and we’d love to see it! Enter the Philip Meyer Journalism Award contest for your chance to be recognized along with some of the best journalists in the country. Entries are now being accepted online, through November 21st. Established in 2005, the award was created to…

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