Get an edge with IRE Research Desk services

Reporters in newsrooms of all sizes can benefit from expanded IRE Research Desk services. The IRE Research Desk can save journalists valuable time and provide a reliable foundation of information for enterprise and watchdog stories. IRE Research Desk services include: Deep backgrounding of individuals via social media, public records and court documents. Detailed dossiers on…

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Consider running for the IRE Board of Directors, Contest Committee

2015 Board Election Schedule April 13 – Period to declare candidacy for the IRE Board begins May 11 – Deadline for candidates to file to appear on the initial ballot May 18 – Voting period begins, candidate statements posted online June 4 – Deadline to get on the ballot (5 p.m. EDT) June 5 – Candidate forum at…

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Introducing NICAR Courses

We’ve been training journalists for years and decided it was time to share some of that knowledge with college instructors to help prepare the next generation of journalists. With that in mind, we created NICAR Courses – everything instructors need to teach an introduction to data journalism using spreadsheets. This Excel module will cover two…

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Download the inaugural IRE Radio Podcast

Welcome to the inaugural episode of the IRE Radio Podcast. On these regular audio features you’ll find a brief recap of IRE news and upcoming events, interviews with journalists and IRE staff, and audio tips from the best in the biz. We’ll try to keep each episode around 15 minutes. For now the podcast is…

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Welcome to IRE Radio, our new audio blog

If you’ve been spending time on our site recently, you’ve likely noticed something new – audio. For the last three months we’ve been working with a team of Mizzou journalism students to highlight and share our extensive library of audio recordings. On IRE Radio you’ll find a collection of short audio clips pulled from our…

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8 news organizations chosen for Total Newsroom Training

Total Newsroom Training provides intense, in-house training for small and medium-sized newsrooms dedicated to watchdog journalism. This is the second year IRE has offered the free program.  More than 80 applications were submitted. Training is customized and includes two days of sessions ranging from public records battles to hands-on data analysis. “We had a large number of…

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Announcing the 2013 IRE Awards

The winners of the 2013 IRE Awards provided unprecedented insight into the ways in which the government deploys technology in surveillance programs with a shockingly wide net. They used deep sourcing to overcome government roadblocks and uncover atrocities and corruption. They fought and won precedent-setting victories in open records battles to shine light on increasingly…

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Support IRE — Your donation can double its value

Dear Friends and Members of IRE:This has been a remarkable year for IRE. Our two annual conferences were among the largest we’ve held, our trainers worked with journalists in 23 states and in Latin America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Europe, and membership is at its highest point in many years.Our reach has grown,…

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2013 IRE Awards now open for submissions

ENTER YOUR BEST INVESTIGATIVE WORK INTO THE 2013 IRE AWARDS. It’s that time of year again – time to consider entering your best work into the IRE Awards. Among the most prestigious in journalism, the IRE Awards recognize outstanding investigative reporting across all media. Eligible entries must have been published or aired between January 1…

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Lead IRE’s Web team

We’ve got a great opportunity on the IRE staff for someone who’s ready to take the lead on running our website. We’re looking for candidates with a passion for investigative and watchdog journalism, who are interested in developing online training sessions and playing a leading role in keeping our site innovative. Our site features coverage…

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