Announcing the 2017 IRE Award winners and finalists

IRE is proud to announce the winners and finalists of the 2017 IRE Awards.  COLUMBIA, Missouri – Journalists who uncovered wrongdoing that bolstered the #MeToo movement, investigated the murder of a colleague, faced a lawsuit for trying to get public records and brought down a corrupt 100-year-old agency are among the winners of the 2017…

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Announcing the 2016 IRE Award winners and finalists

IRE is proud to announce the winners and finalists of the 2016 IRE Awards.  In the year in which presidential politics seemingly dominated the news, journalists from around the world exposed doctors who preyed on their patients and USA gymnastics coaches who sexually assaulted young athletes. The work of other journalists led to improved living…

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2015 Philip Meyer Award winners announced

IRE is proud to announce the 2015 Philip Meyer Award winners A data-driven investigation that exposed the human cost of school resegregation in central Florida is the first-place winner of the 2015 Philip Meyer Journalism Award. Investigations that explored the growth of diversity in American cities and revealed the small cadre of attorneys who dominate the…

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Announcing the 2014 IRE Awards

IRE is proud to announce the winners and finalists of the 2014 IRE Awards contest.  “This year’s entries show groundbreaking investigative journalism is being produced at all levels, from a small Oregon weekly to the nation’s largest newspapers, non-profits and broadcasters,” said Ziva Branstetter, chair of the IRE Contest Committee. “The entries had impact in…

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2012 Philip Meyer Award winners announced

Three major investigative reports that used social science research methods to: Shine a light on Medicare billing errors and abuses; expose how the Medicaid system steered patients to use methadone; and revealed how race and privilege trumped justice in the granting of  pardons were named today as winners of the 2012 Philip Meyer Journalism Award.…

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