IRE begins search for new executive director

Investigative Reporters & Editors has launched its search for a new executive director to lead the world’s largest organization supporting investigative and data journalism. The position involves overseeing a dynamic organization with more than 6,300 members internationally, 13 full-time staff members and dozens of volunteer contributors, as well as serving as a faculty or staff…

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Help IRE build a successful, unique NICAR21 online

NICAR21 is moving online in March, and IRE needs your help to build a strong and successful virtual data journalism conference. We are gathering ideas from our community via this form through Dec. 6. We want to know what session topics you’d like to see, what format is most helpful to you and how we…

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Apply for free IRE membership renewal through Support a Journalist Program

Current and former IRE members who have been furloughed or laid off since March 2019 qualify for a complimentary one-year IRE membership renewal through IRE’s Support a Journalist Program. The program is intended to help fund memberships for members of the professional and academic IRE community who have struggled to find work during the COVID-19…

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IRE executive director search committee selected

Six veterans in the field of investigative journalism have been appointed as members of IRE’s executive director search committee. IRE board president Cheryl W. Thompson has appointed Mark Rochester and Ziva Branstetter co-chairs of the committee. Thompson will serve on the committee along with Cindy Galli, Manny Garcia and Mark Horvit. The job search was…

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Access IRE20 conference recordings and materials until September 2021

Journalists, journalism educators and students can still register and participate in IRE’s virtual 2020 national conference, which features keynote speaker Ronan Farrow and 150 recorded sessions. Professional and academic members can register until Sept. 13, 2021 for $250, and students can register for $50 to receive access to all of the recorded sessions from the…

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Call for entries: 2020 Philip Meyer Award

It’s once again time to enter the Philip Meyer Journalism Award contest. Entries are now being accepted online, through Nov. 15. Established in 2005, the award was created to honor Philip Meyer’s pioneering efforts to utilize social science research methods to foster better journalism. The contest recognizes stories that incorporate survey research, probabilities, and other social…

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IRE to launch search for a new executive director

The IRE Board of Directors will launch a national search to find a successor to IRE Executive Director Doug Haddix, who has announced his resignation, effective in early January. “After four years in this demanding position, I am ready for a change,” Haddix said. “With IRE in solid shape, I feel confident that this is…

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Detroit officials win 2020 IRE Golden Padlock Award

Investigative Reporters and Editors has named the City of Detroit and Mayor Mike Duggan as the winner of its annual Golden Padlock Award, which recognizes the most secretive U.S. agency or individual. Detroit was selected for this national honor for its handling of a Detroit Free Press public information request and for ordering the destruction…

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Apply for the IRE Journalist of Color Investigative Reporting Fellowship

We’re looking for IRE’s next Journalist of Color Investigative Reporting Fellows! This yearlong program is designed to support diversity in investigative journalism. The 2021 fellowship is open to U.S journalists of color with at least three years of post-college work experience. Applicants currently working in a newsroom must receive the support of their employer; freelancers…

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Apply now to participate in the #IRE20 conference mentor program

IRE is now accepting applications for our popular conference mentoring program. If you plan to attend the IRE 2020 virtual conference and you’re looking for a mentor — or you’d like to volunteer to be a mentor — please click here to sign up. This year’s program, being online, will look a little different. But…

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