The IRE services you don't know about

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Lauren Grandestaff of IRE and NICAR; Charles Minshew of IRE and NICAR
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 10 at 8:30am
  • Location: Addison
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

You've entered IRE contests, you've attended trainings, you're at this conference. But, did you know that you can hire IRE to do research for your stories? Did you know that the NICAR Data Library staff can help you clean data and analyze it for you? Learn more about everything IRE does for you.

Speaker Bios

  • As director of IRE's resource center, Lauren manages the annual IRE and Philip Meyer contests, maintains the ever-growing investigative stories library and tipsheet database, coordinates efforts for new and updated versions of IRE's beat book series, and offers research and backgrounding help to IRE's more than 5,000 members. She also helps coordinate and plan IRE's two annual conferences. Before coming to IRE, Lauren worked at the Missouri School of Journalism Library and the Columbia Missourian Newspaper Library. Lauren holds a master's degree in library science. @lgrandestaff


    Charles Minshew is the Director of Data Services for IRE and NICAR. He helps maintain the Database Library and helps members with custom data analysis needs. He most recently worked as a multimedia artist at the Orlando Sentinel, specializing in data visualization and analysis. He was also a member of the Denver Post staff that won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage of the Aurora theater massacre. A 2013 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and Georgia Southern University, Charles is a native of Rochelle, Ga. @CharlesMinshew

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