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The best in the business will gather for more than 150 panels, hands-on classes and special presentations about covering business, public safety, government, health care, education, the military, the environment and other key beats. Speakers will share strategies for locating documents and gaining access to public records, finding the best stories and managing investigations. Join the discussion about how to practice investigative journalism in print, broadcast, Web and alternative newsroom models. The conference begins Thursday morning at  9 a.m. and runs all day Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sessions will end by 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. 




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Keynote – Sheila Coronel

Sheila S. Coronel is academic dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. She is concurrently director of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and Stabile professor of professional practice.

She began her reporting career in the Philippines, and in 1989, cofounded the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism to promote investigative reporting on major social issues, including the military, poverty, and corruption. Read more.

Coaching from Al Tompkins and Barry Nash

Al Tompkins of Poynter will be offering a handful of one-on-one appointments on Friday and Saturday. Space is extremely limited. Sign up!

Barry Nash will bring his more than 30 years of experience to New Orleans for several personalized coaching sessions. If you have questions about any aspect of your delivery — your appearance, how you use your voice, how you can perform most effectively in the field or in the studio — this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss. Learn more about Barry Nash & Company and sign up!

Special Training

Sign up for special classes and workshops offered by our partners: The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, the Institute for Nonprofit News (INN), Tableau, The American Society of News Editors (ASNE) and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ).

Contact IRE

We want everyone to have a great conference. If you have any concerns, run into any problems or need to contact a member of the IRE staff for any reason, we’ve set up several ways to reach us. Please remember that whether you’re in a session, walking the hallway or hanging out at the bar, it’s important to respect all of your fellow attendees. IRE and NICAR have long been known for our sense of community, and we should all be sure that everyone feels welcome.

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