Security for journalists: How to keep your sources and your information safe

When you write to your colleagues, text your friends or speak to your sources, it may seem like the only people with access to the conversation are you and the other person. For most people, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Independent journalist Quinn Norton, Andy Boyle of NBC News and Jeff Larson of…

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IRE Radio Podcast | A Conversation with Laura Poitras

How do you earn the trust of a source like Edward Snowden? Or the former bodyguard of Osama bin Laden? On this bonus episode of the podcast we’ll hear from someone who did just that. Earlier this year documentarian Laura Poitras spoke with Toronto Star reporter Robert Cribb at the 2015 IRE Conference. In the…

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Beyond words: Storytelling at the intersection of cool & creative

The Seattle Times built an interactive graphic on the Oso landslide By Albert Hong  “For me, doing this panel is a real treat because it means, for once, I get to hang out with the cool kids,” Ken Armstrong, staff writer at The Marshall Project, said as he kicked off an IRE Conference session on…

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Internet Archive of TV clips on NSA revelations released

The Internet Archive has released an experimental library of television news clips covering revelations about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs.  The library allows users to search over 700 clips dating back from 2009. The library is searchable by transcripts, speakers, or date.  It is currently only accessible via Chrome and Safari browsers.  Clips may…

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