Welcome to the 2018 IRE Conference!

The 2018 IRE Conference begins Thursday. Below you’ll find a few bits of information to help you prepare for this great conference! For the latest up-to-date information about panels, speakers and special events at the conference, please visit our conference website.   Hotel Information The conference is taking place at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, 6677…

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Download the 2018 IRE Conference mobile app!

The 2018 IRE Conference app is now available through Guidebook! We encourage you to download our mobile guide to enhance your experience at the 2018 IRE Conference. You’ll be able to plan your day with a personalized schedule, browse maps and connect with other attendees. The app is free and compatible with iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches and Android…

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Jailed Reuters reporters receive IRE’s Don Bolles Medal for courage

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo of Reuters Two Reuters journalists, arrested while reporting on human rights abuses in Myanmar, have been selected as recipients of the Don Bolles Medal from Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE). The Don Bolles Medal recognizes investigative journalists who have exhibited extraordinary courage in standing up against intimidation or efforts…

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Broadcasters: Sign up for coaching opportunities in Orlando

We’re offering several opportunities for broadcast journalists to receive individualized and small-group coaching at the IRE Conference in Orlando. These coaching sessions are free to attendees but require sign-up. Sixty percent of the available slots are open for registration now; The remaining 40 percent (designated as “Drop-In Slot” on the schedule) will open for sign-up…

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Sign up now for the mentorship program at IRE 2018 in Orlando

Sign-ups are now open for IRE’s mentorship program, one of the best ways to take advantage of networking at the 2018 IRE Conference in Orlando. Before the conference, IRE will pair up mentors and mentees based on interests and make sure they connect in Orlando. These private, one-on-one sessions allow conference attendees to seek advice…

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Bill Whitaker to deliver 2018 IRE Conference keynote

We’re excited to announce that Bill Whitaker will deliver the keynote address at the 2018 IRE Conference in Orlando, June 14-17. The keynote will take place at the IRE Conference luncheon on Saturday, June 16.  From CBS News: Bill Whitaker was named a 60 Minutes correspondent in March 2014; the 2017-18 season will be his fourth on…

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Submit session, speaker ideas for the 2018 IRE Conference

IRE’s annual investigative reporting conference will be taking place June 14-17, 2018 in Orlando — and we want your input! Use this form to share ideas, suggestions and other comments you think will help us plan the best possible conference. The only required field is your contact information (in case we want to follow up).…

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The art of access: Strategies for acquiring public records in an increasingly anti-media world

By Ashley Sutherland, Arizona State University Delays. Excessive redactions. Fees. These are just some of the issues journalists and other citizens face when requesting public records from the government. David Cuillier, director of the University of Arizona School of Journalism, and Miranda Spivack, a professor of journalism at DePauw University, offered tips and strategies on how…

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