IRE metrics show growth, progress

IRE is poised to begin its new fiscal year July 1 in a position of strength in terms of membership, finances and expanded training offerings. “Through the tireless efforts of our IRE staff and leadership from our board of directors, IRE continues to evolve to meet changing needs of our members across the country and…

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Behind the fellowship: Ralph Chapoco, Washington County Daily News

We’ll be raising money at the 2018 IRE Conference in Orlando to support diversity scholarships. All donations made during the conference — on-site or online —will go toward this important cause and help send journalists of color to the 2019 IRE Conference in Houston. We asked previous diversity fellowship recipients to share how the award made…

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Seven elected to IRE Board of Directors

IRE members returned three incumbents and elected four new members to the organization’s board Saturday. Incumbents Jill Riepenhoff (Raycom Media), Nicole Vap (KUSA/9NEWS Denver) and Lee Zurik (WVUE-New Orleans) will be joined on the board by Matt Dempsey (Houston Chronicle), Jennifer LaFleur (Investigative Reporting Workshop/American University), Norberto Santana (Voice of OC) and Jodi Upton (Syracuse University). Other candidates…

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City of Atlanta wins 2018 Golden Padlock Award

Investigative Reporters and Editors has named the City of Atlanta as the winner of its annual Golden Padlock Award recognizing the most secretive U.S. agency or individual. Atlanta was selected for this honor for directing city staff to block records requests and for releasing false invoices that triggered a criminal investigation into alleged violations of…

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Listen to the IRE18 showcase: “Doubling down on investigative reporting”

Miss the 2018 IRE Conference showcase panel “Doubling down on investigative reporting” with Dean Baquet, Marty Baron and Cynthia McFadden? We’ve posted audio. In an epic newspaper competition, The New York Times and The Washington Post both have invested significant resources in watchdog journalism in recent years. Both have broken major stories on the Trump administration, sexual harassment and other issues…

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Behind the fellowship: Sarah Rafique, KXAN-TV

We’ll be raising money at the 2018 IRE Conference in Orlando to support diversity scholarships. All donations made during the conference — on-site or online — will go toward this important cause and help send journalists of color to the 2019 IRE Conference in Houston. We asked previous diversity fellowship recipients to share how the award…

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IRE Board bestows Founders and Service awards

Two Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporters who served on the IRE Board of Directors have been honored with Founders Awards: Jim Polk and the late Mike McGraw. In addition, the IRE board also has presented Service Awards to outgoing board members Sarah Cohen, Andrew Donohue and Ellen Gabler. “The impact these five individuals have had on…

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Meal options at the IRE18 conference hotel

Looking for a place to grab a bite at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld? Here’s a list of the places to check out, their locations and hours.    Cash Sales (Grab and Go) 12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Location: Atrium CD   Starbucks 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. Location: Atrium   Toppers Creamery 4 p.m.…

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Behind the fellowship: Vernal Coleman, The Seattle Times

We’ll be raising money at the 2018 IRE Conference in Orlando to support diversity scholarships. All donations made during the conference — on-site or online —will go toward this important cause and help send journalists of color to the 2019 IRE Conference in Houston. We asked previous diversity fellowship recipients to share how the award made…

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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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