Atlanta Journal-Constitution to share documents from ‘Doctors & Sex Abuse’ investigation

Lois Norder, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Documents concerning doctors in every state accused of sexual misconduct are now being made available to journalists and other researchers by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The newspaper has created a data portal to share the information, which it gathered in its recent investigation “Doctors & Sex Abuse.” That includes public medical disciplinary…

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IRE Radio Podcast | Hazardous Health Care

It’s not easy prying information out of hospitals and health departments. On our podcast this week we’ll hear from journalists who successfully negotiated for the data or documents they needed to fuel an investigation. Here’s the lineup: Gary Dotson of the Belleville News-Democrat shares the paper’s 2012 story about the state’s failure to investigate after…

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David Dietz Fellowship for 2013 IRE Conference

In 2012 IRE added a new fellowship in remembrance of longtime IRE member and supporter David Dietz. The fellowship honors his memory and legacy by helping a journalist who has demonstrated an interest in financial investigative journalism and who has fewer than 10 years professional experience. This fellowship covers IRE conference registration fees, provides $750 in…

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Health care reporting: AHCJ announces yearlong fellowship, and IRE resources to help coverage

Working on a project about health care systems? About to start one? Here are some resources to help: The Association of Health Care Journalists is offering Reporting Fellowships on Health Care Performance, a yearlong program that funds reporting on health care systems in the United States. The program is designed for mid-career journalists, who continue their…

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2011 IRE Award winners announced

Investigations that exposed major abuses and wrongdoing by law enforcement agencies and the failure of government to protect society’s most vulnerable members are among the work honored in the 2011 Investigative Reporters and Editors Awards. Covering 15 categories across several media platforms and a range of market sizes, the IRE Awards recognize the most outstanding…

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Going beyond the campus for coverage

By Mayra Cruz @MayraC27 Campus coverage can be daunting, but looking beyond the campus is a way to get the story, Jennifer Wheeler of The Register-Mail said at “DataU: the databases you need to cover higher ed.” From grants to graduation rates, one of the major databases to mine for information is the Integrated Postsecondary…

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