IRE on Campus launches with focus on data, investigative skills

College educators and students will receive investigative and data training through the new IRE on Campus program, which will include special opportunities for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic-Serving Institutions. Generous funding from Lumina Foundation in Indianapolis will help launch the campus initiative. It features two components: Custom training for students and educators on…

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Report on the student debt crisis with our new simplified database

Student debt is quickly becoming a national crisis. But reporting on student loans and college finances has always been thorny, especially when dealing with complicated bureaucracies and patchwork data. Earlier this year, for the first time ever, the Obama Administration released a comprehensive intersection of student population, college performance and “outcome” data, measuring with precise…

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Donate an IRE membership, help support the next generation of investigative journalists

Our student sponsorship program is back by popular demand! Last year, about 260 of you sponsored memberships for nearly 400 students. For just $25, you helped us connect with the next generation of investigative reporters. You shared the spirit of IRE – encouraging journalists to grow through training and helping each other. We ask for your support again this year as we aim to introduce more students to…

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IRE to train student winners of Dow Jones News Fund data journalism internship

We’re excited to announce that IRE is part of a new data journalism internship program being offered by the Dow Jones News Fund. Dow Jones News Fund has a long history of placing students in internships, through its prestigious News Copy Editing Program and other programs. In this new internship, students who are selected to…

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Journalists share advice on investigating campus sexual assault

Investigating student rights violations – From fraternities to the administration By Christian Matozzo Reporters Walt Bogdanich, Samantha Sunne, and Duane Pohlman offered tips on how to cover sexual assault on college campuses during a panel discussion at the annual IRE Conference in Philadelphia. Frank LoMonte from the Student Press Law Center moderated the panel. Campus…

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Members to vote at CAR Conference to give student members voting rights

There will be a brief membership meeting at the Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference in Atlanta to vote on several changes to the Articles of Incorporation. The first of these changes IRE’s rules to allow student members to vote. Currently students and associate members do not have voting rights. IRE’s Board of Directors met in June and…

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Fund honors memory of longtime IRE member and leader David Dietz

A fellowship fund has been created to honor the memory of longtime IRE member David Dietz, president of our organization in 2001-02. Dave was a beloved colleague and friend to many IRE members, and was honored last year with IRE’s Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his many contributions. Over the past decade, Dave worked…

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