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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Highlighting the 2016 IRE Award screeners and judges

IRE would like to thank and highlight the journalists who gave their time, energy and expertise to screen nearly 500 entries for the 2016 IRE Awards. Each year, around mid-January, IRE receives hundreds of stories submitted in hopes of winning an IRE Award. In total, these entries consist of upwards of 100 hours of video…

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2016 IRE Awards deadline approaching

How to enter the IRE Awards from IRE/NICAR on Vimeo. The IRE Awards deadline is just 10 days away and we don’t want you to miss out! Gather your best stories of the year and enter the 2016 IRE Awards contest — we can’t wait to see what you’ve done. Among the most prestigious in…

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Behind the prize: IRE Award winners take us behind the story in articles, podcasts

Want to know how those IRE Award-winning investigations came together? Throughout the year, journalists have taken us behind the story in podcasts and articles. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite pieces. Winners “Seafood from Slaves” by the Associated Press Listen to “The Story That Freed Hundreds of Slaves” on the IRE Radio…

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IRE Award winners take us behind the story in blog posts, podcasts

Over the last year we’ve talked to many of the journalists now honored with 2014 IRE Awards. They’ve taken us behind their award-winning stories, shared tips and provided valuable insight into the reporting process. We combed our archives to put together a list of all the behind-the-scenes interviews we’ve gathered over the last 12 months.…

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IRE Radio Podcast | The Reporter Who Brought Down the Governor

Meet Nigel Jaquiss, the Pulitzer-winning journalist whose reporting brought about the resignation of Oregon’s longest-serving governor. Today we’re exploring Jaquiss’ path from Wall Street oil trader to muckraking journalist. He’s sharing his process for working through an investigation and explaining how he broke stories about some of the state’s most powerful politicians. We’ll also take…

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Announcing the 2014 IRE Awards

IRE is proud to announce the winners and finalists of the 2014 IRE Awards contest.  “This year’s entries show groundbreaking investigative journalism is being produced at all levels, from a small Oregon weekly to the nation’s largest newspapers, non-profits and broadcasters,” said Ziva Branstetter, chair of the IRE Contest Committee. “The entries had impact in…

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