Welcome to the 2017 IRE Conference!

The 2017 IRE Conference begins on 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 at https://www.ire.org/conferences/ire2017/.   Hotel Information The conference is taking place at the JW Marriott…

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IRE announces 2017 Golden Padlock Award finalists

COLUMBIA, MISSOURI: Investigative Reporters and Editors is proud to announce the finalists for its 2017 Golden Padlock Award celebrating the most secretive government agency or individual in the United States. “Undermining the public’s right to know requires dedication, creativity and chutzpa,” said Robert Cribb, chair of the IRE’s Golden Padlock committee. “The sophisticated methods of this…

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Choose your own IRE17 adventure: Data viz

CLICK TO VIEW FULL SIZE Want to up your data viz game at #IRE17? Follow our “Choose your own IRE17 adventure: Data viz” flowchart to find out which hands-on sessions are right for you. If you’re ready to crack open a text editor and start writing some code, we’ve got you covered with classes in…

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Download the 2017 IRE Conference app!

The 2017 IRE Conference app is now available through Guidebook! We encourage you to download our mobile guide to enhance your experience at the 2017 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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IRE board to award first Don Bolles Medal

Miroslava Breach Velducea(Photo from Facebook) Mexican journalist Miroslava Breach Velducea, who was assassinated earlier this year in retaliation for her efforts to expose organized crime and corruption, will be remembered next week during the Investigative Reporters and Editors annual conference in Phoenix.  Breach will be posthumously recognized with the first-ever Don Bolles Medal, named in…

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Choose your own IRE17 adventure: Public records

CLICK TO VIEW FULL SIZE Whether it’s your first or fifteenth IRE Conference, choosing your sessions can be intimidating. We’ve tried to make it a little easier with our “Choose your own IRE17 adventure” game. Our first one focuses on public records. Play all the way through to see which sessions will best serve your…

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Cast your vote for the IRE Board of Directors

Starting today, IRE members can vote online for the IRE Board of Directors. Ballots will be sent to the primary e-mail as listed in your membership profile. So far, six people have declared candidacy; six of the board’s 13 seats are up for election this year. Two people have declared candidacy for the two seats…

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Sunday sensations: #IRE17 lineup offers incentives to stay

Get the most bang for your buck at #IRE17 by attending Sunday morning’s expansive lineup. If you leave Phoenix too soon, you’ll miss: Optimizing a news organization for trust. Jay Rosen of New York University will discuss lessons from De Correspondent’s success in The Netherlands and explore how U.S. newsrooms can learn from it. The…

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Participate in our first-ever Broadcast Lightning Talks

By Nicole Vap, KUSA/9News-Denver Have an investigative trick to share with your friends at IRE? Know someone who should be speaking at the conference but isn’t on a panel? This is the session for you! For the first time, we’re bringing Lightning Talks to the IRE Conference broadcast track. What are Lightning Talks? Five-minute TED…

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Broadcasters: Sign up for coaching opportunities in Phoenix

We’re offering several opportunities for broadcast journalists to receive individualized and small-group coaching at the IRE Conference in Phoenix.  Barry Nash and his team return this year to provide personalized coaching sessions. If you have questions about any aspect of your delivery — your appearance, how you use your voice, how you can perform most effectively in…

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