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At Investigative Reporters & Editors, we believe every journalist can be an investigative journalist.

The nonprofit was formed in 1975 by a small group of reporters from across the country who wanted to share tips about reporting and writing. Our membership has grown since then — with almost 6,000 members, we’re the nation’s largest group of watchdogs — but our mission remains unchanged: foster excellence in investigative journalism through training and collaboration.


Here are a few ways we empower the press:

  • Provide training to 5,000+ journalists around the world every year. Our experienced trainers travel to small towns and major cities to reach communities in need.
  • Provide fellowships and scholarships to journalists of color and other underrepresented groups to attend investigative and data training.
  • Assemble the world’s best investigative and data journalists for conferences and workshops that offer hands-on learning and practical skills. We keep our registration fees low to make training accessible to everyone.
  • Provide free or low-cost research and data services to newsrooms and freelance journalists.
  • Compile thousands of investigative stories, resources and other training materials made by journalists, for journalists — all free to members.
  • Provide mentorship for hundreds of journalists of all skills levels, breaking down competitive barriers and fostering collaboration.
  • Curate the best of old-school and new-school reporting techniques to help our members hold the powerful accountable.




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To contribute by check, please mail your donation to:

Investigative Reporters & Editors
Attn: Heather Feldmann Henry
141 Neff Annex, UMC
Columbia, MO 65211


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Contact Chris Vachon, IRE’s director of partnerships, at or 317-371-6780.