Buying influence: How to track lobbyists

By Liz Essley Whyte When New York Times reporter Eric Lipton got a tip that powerful political associations were asking lobbyists for $125,000 contributions in exchange for phone calls with states’ attorneys general, he knew he had to find out more. So he got on a plane to California to attend a conference, uninvited. He…

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DocumentCloud joins IRE

Investigative Reporters and Editors is proud to announce that DocumentCloud is becoming part of our organization. DocumentCloud, funded through a grant from the Knight News Challenge, provides a set of tools and technologies designed to help journalists analyze and share source documents, and make it simple to publish those documents to the Web. Launched less than…

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It’s not too late to attend the IRE Conference in Orlando!

While early-bird registration has ended, you have not missed your opportunity to attend this great training event.  On-site registrations will be accepted beginning Wednesday, June 8 at 4 p.m.  and will continue through Saturday during the conference, being held at the Renaissance Orlando SeaWorld, 6677 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, Florida. View the schedule and expected speakers today!