The Journal is evolving – and so is IRE

Download the First Quarter 2018 IRE Journal My son’s alma mater, the University of Rochester, provided him an engineering degree and me a personal and professional mantra: meliora. The university’s Latin motto roughly translates to “ever better” or “the pursuit of the better.” For a perfectionist like me, it was a radical shift in outlook.…

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Rent a CAR: Advanced Level

Download the First Quarter 2018 IRE Journal By Natalia Alamdari, IRE & NICAR What’s the project? Not all data stories have to be serious. Here’s an example: Long Islanders don’t rely on public transportation as much as their neighbors in the city, so Tim Healy and his team at Newsday decided to look at which…

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IRE and NICAR to host rescued federal data directory

At our annual CAR conference in Jacksonville, IRE and NICAR announced initial steps to help save federal data that could disappear. Our hope is to help organize the efforts currently underway by journalists and concerned citizens. IRE and NICAR will host a central directory on our website to show submitted details on rescued data and…

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Tips for small newsrooms and freelancers wanting to take on big investigations

By Reade Levinson How do you begin investigative reporting when you’re short on cash? Start by searching Google for documents tagged “confidential.” At the “Investigative Reporting on a Shoestring” panel, past and present freelancers — including Lee Fang from The Intercept, Kathryn Joyce, a freelance journalist and author of two books, Trevor Aaronson from the…

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IRE Conference schedule changes and updates

2016 IRE Conference Addendum Thursday, June 16, 2016 Schedule changes and additions THURSDAY New! Welcome and overview of the conference 8:30-8:50 a.m. in Salon E  IRE Staff   NICAR Commons: How to enter (and win) a duPont Award 10:15-11:15 in Preservation Hall **Moderated by Lisa R. Cohen, Columbia Journalism School In this session, Lisa R.…

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Welcome to the 2016 IRE Conference

Welcome to the 2016 IRE Conference. Below are a few bits of information to help you prepare for this great conference! For the most up-to-date information about panels, speakers and special events at the conference, please visit our conference website at: https://www.ire.org/conferences/ire-2016/   Hotel information The conference is taking place at the New Orleans Marriott,…

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Initial application deadline approaching for IRE executive director post

Investigative Reporters & Editors is looking for an executive director with the vision to lead the world’s largest organization supporting investigative and data journalism. The position involves overseeing a dynamic organization with more than 5,500 members internationally, 15 full-time staff members and dozens of volunteer contributors, as well as serving as a faculty member at…

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IRE Preview: Jerry Mitchell to discuss investigating the Klan and other civil rights cold cases

Jerry Mitchell | Credit: John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation As a veteran investigative reporting working in Mississippi, Jerry Mitchell of The Clarion-Ledger has won delayed justice for many black Americans who were murdered in the civil rights era. The extraordinary results of his work have been recognized in multiple ways, including the film “Ghosts…

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Journalism organizations to offer special training in New Orleans

If you’re making the trip to New Orleans for the IRE Conference, consider tacking on some additional training. Several of our partners are offering special workshops and classes in conjunction with the conference. The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism  At “10 Great Business Databases to Mine for Stories,” data journalist Steve Doig…

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