Longtime member pledges debut book royalties to IRE endowment

Nancy Stancill, an IRE member for 25 years and a former board member, has pledged royalties from her debut suspense novel Saving Texas, to the IRE endowment.  Stancill, of Charlotte, N.C., has pledged the royalties from the first thousand books she sells to support the Godfrey Wells Stancill Small Newspaper Fellowship. The fellowship, established in 2006 in…

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Eight newsrooms awarded grants for data projects

IRE is pleased to announce that eight newsrooms will be awarded grants thanks to the $50,000 donation from Google Ideas. The grants will support data-driven investigations by providing journalists with access to data, new tools and necessary training.  The fund’s two broad priorities were to support specific investigative projects and to better equip news organizations…

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Diversity fellowships available for CAR Conference

Through the generosity of the Philip L. Graham Fund and the Chicago Tribune Foundation, IRE is pleased to offer Minority Fellowships to allow a limited number of professional journalists to attend the CAR (still accepting applications) and IRE conferences. These fellowships cover a 1-year IRE membership; conference registration fees; up to $600 for hotel accommodations and $500 reimbursement for travel.…

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Now accepting 2013 CAR Conference T-shirt designs

The journalists who attend the Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference do many things for their newsrooms: They analyze data, build websites, write stories, scrape and acquire records. To honor this work, the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting will sell a T-shirt celebrating the data geek in us all, and you’ll help design it. Proceeds from the shirt will help…

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Why I support IRE

Three journalists from various backgrounds spoke during the IRE Awards luncheon in Baltimore on June 13 on why IRE is so important to their careers and to the future of investigative journalism. Click to listen. (6:20 – mp3 format) The speakers were: Mark Horvit, IRE executive director (brief intro). James Steele, contributing editor for Vanity…

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Please help IRE obtain a Challenge Fund for Journalism Grant

UPDATE: With the support of dedicated IRE members and others who believe in the importance of investigative journalism, we passed our $75,000 goal. Sincere thanks! IRE gives journalists the skills and tools that enable them to fulfill their watchdog role, and your contribution will assist in continuing these efforts. IRE is a dynamic force in…

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