The Journal is evolving – and so is IRE

Download the First Quarter 2018 IRE Journal My son’s alma mater, the University of Rochester, provided him an engineering degree and me a personal and professional mantra: meliora. The university’s Latin motto roughly translates to “ever better” or “the pursuit of the better.” For a perfectionist like me, it was a radical shift in outlook.…

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Rent a CAR: Advanced Level

Download the First Quarter 2018 IRE Journal By Natalia Alamdari, IRE & NICAR What’s the project? Not all data stories have to be serious. Here’s an example: Long Islanders don’t rely on public transportation as much as their neighbors in the city, so Tim Healy and his team at Newsday decided to look at which…

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Ethical Source Development

By Aidan White | Ethical Journalism Network The relationship between journalists and their sources is complex and full of ethical pitfalls. In the provocative opening to her splendid 1983 book onthe subject, “The Journalist and the Murderer,” Janet Malcolm targets deceptive journalism: “Every journalist who is not too stupid or too full of himself to notice what…

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Developing Sources

By Bernice Yeung There are many lessons about journalism to be learned from “Spotlight,” the film that chronicles The Boston Globe’s investigation into the Boston Archdiocese’s systemic cover-up of child sexual abuse by Catholic priests. As the story behind the story, “Spotlight” highlights themes that are especially instructive to investigative reporters: That there’s the unspoken…

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