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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Investigating the mental health system? We’ve got tips from a pro.

Tasked with reporting on mental health? Take a few minutes to listen to tips from Meg Kissinger of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Kissinger attended a recent Watchdog Workshop to talk about her series of award-winning stories investigating caregivers. “We found people living in squalor,” Kissinger said. “It really upset people.” So how did she find…

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Inside the IRE Awards: Secrecy for Sale

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. Secrecy for Sale The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) “Secrecy For Sale: Inside The Global Offshore Money Maze” is one…

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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…

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Inside the IRE Awards: Deadly Delays

By Hannah Schmidt 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. Deadly Delays “Deadly Delays” exposed processing delays that put newborn lives at risk. Ellen Gabler is the reporter and…

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