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!

Hotel deadline extended for Orlando conference

IRE has worked with the Renaissance Orlando Resort at Sea World to extend the deadline to receive a discounted rate on rooms. Conference attendees have until May 20 to book a room at the discounted rate, or until our room block is full (whichever comes first). The room block has sold out prior to the…

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Stories for broadcast reporters to tackle this summer

By Kyle Deas Graduate Student, University of Missouri With spring sweeps here and the summer fast approaching, the enterprising broadcast reporter may be on the lookout for ways to make a splash. Here are a few ideas and resources for investigative stories with high public interest and a quick turnaround. Boating accidents: If you live…

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Absentee voting begins for IRE Board election!

Six seats on the 13-member IRE Board of Directors are up for election. The election will be held June 11 at the IRE annual conference in Orlando, Fla. Nine members have declared their candidacy in time to be put on the Absentee Ballots. You may view their statements here. For more information on absentee guidelines…

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CAR conference comes to Raleigh

IRE’s annual Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference is taking place in Raleigh this weekend. On-site registration is still available. Find computer-assisted reporting tips and news from the conference on the conference blog or search for the hashtag #NICAR11 on Twitter.

It’s not too late to attend the CAR Conference in Raleigh!

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 Thursday, February 24 at 7:30 a.m. and will continue through Saturday during the conference, being held at the Raleigh Marriott City Center, 500 Fayetteville Street. View the schedule and expected speakers today!

IRE Receives $100,000 from Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation

Investigative Reporters and Editors has received a $100,000 grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation in support of its Better Watchdog Workshop program. This series of regional workshops is one of IRE’s signature programs and brings vital training in investigative reporting techniques to journalists nationwide. “Strong support from the Ethics & Excellence in…

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Consider giving a lightning talk

Editor’s note: Lightning Talks is one of more than 100 sessions being offered at the 2011 CAR Conference in Raleigh Feb. 24-27. This session consists of short, (no longer than five minutes), presentations proposed and voted on by conference attendees. See the current proposals and votes here. By Michelle Minkoff IRE Member Some quick notes…

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2011 Philip Meyer Award winners announced

Three major investigative reports that used social science research methods as key parts of their probes were named today as winners of the 2010 Philip Meyer Journalism Award. The Los Angeles Times took first place for its project “Grading the Teachers.” Using gain-score analysis, the staff at the Times analyzed the test scores of individual…

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