IRE Radio Podcast | Reaching Behind Bars

In 2016, nearly 2.2 million adults were behind bars. If that were a city, it would be the nation’s fifth largest. That’s a critical community and one journalists often struggle to reach. On this episode, we’ll be exploring ways journalists can amplify the voices of inmates. The Marshall Project’s Eli Hager discusses the nonprofit’s popular…

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How journalists cover crime and policing in the wake of Ferguson

By Reade Levinson Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri changed the way journalists cover law enforcement. At the 2016 IRE Conference in New Orleans, civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson joined reporters Oliver Laughland of the Guardian US, Errin Haines Whack of the Associated Press, and Wesley Lowery of the Washington Post to discuss what’s next…

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AUDIO: Tips for interviewing victims of trauma, sexual assault

By Allison Wrabel Reporting on sexual assault has been a topic of discussion in recent years, lately in regard to assaults on college campuses. Speakers participating in a panel at the 2015 IRE Conference discussed best practices for talking to victims, corroborating stories and striking an emotional balance. Sheila S. Coronel, dean of academic affairs…

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IRE Radio Podcast | Solitary to the Streets

This week we’re taking a look at a joint investigation between The Marshall Project and NPR. The two teamed up to look at what happens when prisoners go straight from solitary confinement back to the streets. Reporters Christie Thompson and Joseph Shapiro will discuss how they worked through common prison reporting roadblocks. As always, you…

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Washington Post, Marshall Project collaborate with DocumentCloud to make note embeds responsive

This post originally appeared on the DocumentCloud blog. On Aug. 3, The Marshall Project, a new nonprofit journalism organization focused on criminal justice issues, published an investigation in partnership with The Washington Post that revealed new evidence raising doubts about a high-profile Texas execution. Tom Meagher, data editor at The Marshall Project: Our reporter, Maurice…

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Don’t miss at IRE 2013: Criminal Justice investigations

The 2013 IRE Conference in San Antonio features several panels on criminal justice reporting, including the following sponsored by Criminal Justice Journalists: Criminal justice and gunsFeaturing Gerardo Reyes of Univision, Raquel Rutledge of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and moderator Ted Gest of Criminal Justice Journalists Criminal justice and prisonsFeaturing Scott Henson of the Grits for Breakfast…

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Data journalism around the globe

Need a vacation but can’t imagine the outer darkness that is you without your work? Why not take it with you to exotic northern Europe. In “Data Journalism Around the Globe” panelists trotted out some of the best  data projects coming from our cousins on the continent in the German, Danish and Scandinavian press. Many…

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Broadcast panels offer insight to all at this year’s IRE Conference

We’ve got a great lineup of panels for broadcasters and anyone who shoots video for their projects at this year’s IRE Conference in Boston next month. Sessions will dig into confrontation interviews, how to take your story national, making document-based stories visual and how to do more with less. A panel of network media attorneys…

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Share your thoughts for IRE’s conference logo

Send us your creative, inspired ideas yearning to be on our website or a T-Shirt. The 2012 IRE Conference is coming to Boston, and we’re looking for your help. After the success of the Computer Assisted Reporting Conference  T-shirt contest, we want to hear more design ideas from our members. IRE staff and students are working…

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Sorting through chaos — analyzing Twitter data

By Anna Boiko-Weyrauch@AnnaBoikoW Tweets are tempting but tricky for data journalists. “Twitter data is probably some of the hardest data you can work with,” Jacob Harris, senior software architect at The New York Times, said at the “Capturing and analyzing Twitter feeds” session. Harris said tweets are hard to collect and analyze, and the tools available at dev.twitter.com are not…

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