Atlanta Journal-Constitution to share documents from ‘Doctors & Sex Abuse’ investigation

Lois Norder, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Documents concerning doctors in every state accused of sexual misconduct are now being made available to journalists and other researchers by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The newspaper has created a data portal to share the information, which it gathered in its recent investigation “Doctors & Sex Abuse.” That includes public medical disciplinary…

Read more »

Reporting strategies for going beyond the traditional women’s health narrative

By Ashley Balcerzak When writing about abortion or reproductive rights, it can be difficult to move past the debate itself. Many stories lean on a formula of pro-life versus pro-choice activists and ultimately land on a somewhat expected left-leaning takeaway. At this year’s IRE Conference panel “How to investigate the war on women’s health,” Hannah…

Read more »

Story Shorts highlights lessons from VA investigation

We’re back with another round of Story Shorts, our new video series highlighting investigative reporting tips and techniques. This week we’re going behind the story with CNBC’s Dina Gusovsky and Jeff Pohlman and highlighting lessons from their series “Death & Dishonor: Crisis at the VA“. We’ll be releasing a new video every day this week…

Read more »

IRE Radio Podcast | Hazardous Health Care

It’s not easy prying information out of hospitals and health departments. On our podcast this week we’ll hear from journalists who successfully negotiated for the data or documents they needed to fuel an investigation. Here’s the lineup: Gary Dotson of the Belleville News-Democrat shares the paper’s 2012 story about the state’s failure to investigate after…

Read more »

IRE Radio Podcast | Scandals at the VA

Welcome to another episode of the IRE Radio Podcast. We’re excited to announce that this podcast is now available on iTunes. Subscribe to have the latest episode automatically download to your phone, computer or tablet. This week we’re talking about investigating veterans issues, past and present. Here’s the lineup: Dennis Wagner of the Arizona Republic…

Read more »

Inside the IRE Awards: The Prescribers

This week on IRE Radio we’ll be taking you inside the 2013 IRE Awards with audio from some of the reporters, editors and producers who worked on prize-winning stories. View the complete list of winners here. The Prescribers ProPublica reporters Charles Ornstein, Tracy Weber, Jennifer LaFleur and others were able to get Medicare Part D data released…

Read more »

IRE members win awards for health care reporting

Several IRE members were among the winners of the 2013 Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism. The Association of Health Care Journalists received more than 475 entries across 12 categories. Read more about the awards. The following IRE members received recognition: Alison Young and John Hillkirk, USA TODAY, took second place in the Investigative…

Read more »

Google Hangout Dec. 9th with Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Deadly Delays Team

On Dec. 9th at 10:00 a.m. CST, IRE will host another live Google+ Hangout with Ellen Gabler and Allan J. Vestal of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Watchdog team.  Tune in as we learn about their Deadly Delays series on processing failures in newborn screening programs.  Topics for discussion will include how the team uncovered delayed…

Read more »

Behind the Story: Maine pharmacists get licenses despite history of drug abuse

Would you feel safe if your pharmacist had lost his license because of drug abuse or theft, yet had regained it and was dispensing your prescriptions? What about if he had lost his license twice? Naomi Schalit and John Christie of the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting found that since 2003, thirteen pharmacists with…

Read more »

ProPublica and the Center for Investigative Reporting discuss elder care in America

ProPrublica and the Center for Investigative Reporting are holding a discussion today at 11 a.m. PT/ 2 p.m. ET on the state of elder care in America. Both news organizations have recently published projects on the topic. Read the investigations here: Center for Investigative Reporting: Quick dismissal of caregiver abuse cases puts Calif. patients at risk…

Read more »