Behind the fellowship: Ralph Chapoco, Washington County Daily News

We’ll be raising money at the 2018 IRE Conference in Orlando to support diversity scholarships. All donations made during the conference — on-site or online —will go toward this important cause and help send journalists of color to the 2019 IRE Conference in Houston. We asked previous diversity fellowship recipients to share how the award made…

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Behind the fellowship: Sarah Rafique, KXAN-TV

We’ll be raising money at the 2018 IRE Conference in Orlando to support diversity scholarships. All donations made during the conference — on-site or online — will go toward this important cause and help send journalists of color to the 2019 IRE Conference in Houston. We asked previous diversity fellowship recipients to share how the award…

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Napoli Management Group creates IRE scholarship

Napoli Management Group, one of the largest news talent representation firms in the country, has established and will fund an IRE scholarship to benefit young television journalists interested in investigative reporting. The scholarship is designed to help aspiring watchdog journalists, early in their careers, who otherwise would not have the financial means to attend the…

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Help us support investigative journalism

Dear friends, In recent months, the movie Spotlight has reminded many of us of the crucial role of investigative reporting in holding powerful institutions accountable. IRE continues to make sure that investigative reporting can thrive, even in tough times. We’re coming off another successful year, but there is much more work to do. Governments are…

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Donate an IRE membership, help support the next generation of investigative journalists

IRE members are amazing. Last year, we launched an effort to help students get access to our resources and events through a Student Sponsorship Program. We knew that many of you were aware of either sharp journalism students, or programs that produce them, and we asked you to help by sponsoring memberships for those students.…

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Behind the Story: How NPR and ProPublica exposed problems with the Red Cross’ response to Superstorm Sandy

Justin Elliott of ProPublica Justin Elliott, Jesse Eisinger and Laura Sullivan turned a vague tip about the American Red Cross’ inefficiency into a powerful report about the organization’s failings after Hurricane Isaac and Superstorm Sandy. The joint project between ProPublica and NPR revealed that hundreds of millions of dollars pouring in from donors in 2012…

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IRE Radio Podcast | Navigating Nonprofits

Americans donate about $300 billion a year to charities, with about 30 percent of that taking place in December. But not all charities are good stewards of donated dollars. For our last podcast of 2014 we’re talking about how to investigate nonprofits and charities. Here’s the lineup: Justin Elliott of ProPublica talks about investigating the…

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Donate and support IRE’s Freelance Fellowship

Every journalist faces challenges when digging into an investigative project. For independent journalists, those roadblocks can be even greater, because they typically don’t have the support of a news organization behind them. To help those journalists do vital work, IRE awards several Freelance Fellowships annually. Thousands of dollars have been awarded to independent journalists over…

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Support IRE — Your donation can double its value

Dear Friends and Members of IRE:This has been a remarkable year for IRE. Our two annual conferences were among the largest we’ve held, our trainers worked with journalists in 23 states and in Latin America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Europe, and membership is at its highest point in many years.Our reach has grown,…

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IRE launches data journalism fund after donation from Google Ideas

Update: application deadline has been extended to Nov. 16.  Investigative Reporters and Editors is launching a new fund that will provide crucial support for journalists working on data projects. The fund will allow more news organizations or individual journalists to work on investigative projects that involve data analysis.  IRE will award grants thanks to a $50,000 donation…

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