Two veteran journalists join IRE as trainers

Award-winning TV journalist Patti DiVincenzo and investigative data journalist Francisco Vara-Orta will join IRE as trainers. Their hirings mark an IRE milestone — the first time the organization has employed four full-time trainers. DiVincenzo and Vara-Orta join Cody Winchester as trainers, with all reporting to IRE Senior Training Director Denise Malan. The team also includes…

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How the IRE Conference comes together, in pictures

After months of planning, the final pieces of the IRE Conference all come together on a very busy Wednesday. It starts with boxes. Shipped from the IRE offices in Columbia, Mo., and elswhere, those boxes reside with one of the host organizations — this year the San Antonio Express-News — until they’re hauled over to…

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