Announcing the 2019 IRE Award winners

Investigations that proved Russian jets bombed Syrian hospitals, documented dangerous solitary confinement of vulnerable immigrants, revealed conditions inside Amazon warehouses and uncovered sexual abuse of children are among the winners of the 2019 Investigative Reporters and Editors Awards. “This year’s entries were powerful examples of investigations that held institutions and people accountable,” said Jennifer LaFleur,…

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IRE Awards questionnaire packs now available

For the first time, IRE will offer its members the option of buying digital contest questionnaire packs to explore the best investigative work published in 2019. Anyone who enters the IRE Awards completes a thorough questionnaire, which provides a blueprint to unpack the investigation. The form includes detailed information about how the story idea originated,…

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Open call for IRE Award screeners

Want to get more involved with IRE but aren’t sure how? Consider volunteering your time as an IRE Awards screener. As a screener, you’ll be part of a team of journalists looking for the best investigative reporting in a single category, which means that you may have to read, listen to, or watch a couple dozen…

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Announcing the 2018 IRE Award winners and finalists

COLUMBIA, Missouri – Journalists who exposed the plight of medically fragile children, unsafe schools and dangers in remote Alaskan villages are among the winners of the 2018 Investigative Reporters and Editors Awards. Some of the winners and finalists in this year’s contest faced personal peril for pursuing their stories. As examples, a Catholic diocese tried…

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Declare candidacy for the IRE Board of Directors

Starting today, IRE will begin accepting applications for candidates for the IRE Board of Directors. This year six of the board’s 13 seats are up for election. Three incumbents have decided not to run for new terms. The initial filing period for candidates is April 8 – May 12. All candidates filing by this time will…

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IRE Board adjusts contest entry rules

By Jill Riepenhoff, IRE Contest Committee Chair To eliminate any appearance of favoritism, the IRE Board of Directors has voted to bar board members from participating in the IRE Awards if they played a major role in the investigation. Beginning with work published or aired in 2019, board members may not enter the IRE awards if…

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Call for entries: 2018 IRE Awards

How to enter the IRE Awards from IRE/NICAR on Vimeo. It’s time to gather your best stories of the year! The 2018 IRE Awards contest is now open for submissions, and we can’t wait to see what you’ve done. Please consider entering your best investigative work. Among the most prestigious in journalism, the IRE Awards…

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Open call for IRE Award screeners

Want to get more involved with IRE but aren’t sure how? Consider volunteering your time as an IRE Awards screener.  As a screener, you’d be part of a team of journalists looking for the best investigative reporting in a single category, which means that you may have to read, listen to, or watch a couple…

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Call for entries: 2017 IRE Awards

The 2017 IRE Awards are now open for entries! We know there’s been a lot of great investigative work done during the year and can’t wait to see what you enter!  You’ll notice some changes to the size specifications of the print/online and broadcast/video categories. In order to better reflect the ways in which our…

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Open call for IRE Award screeners

Want to get more involved with IRE but aren’t sure how? Consider volunteering your time as an IRE Awards screener.  As a screener, you’d be part of a team of journalists looking for the best investigative reporting in a single category, which means that you may have to read, listen to, or watch a couple…

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