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 leads the Database Library, helps members with data analysis and is a trainer. An award-winning data journalist, he previously worked at the Orlando Sentinel and was a on the Denver Post team that won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news. A 2013 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and Georgia Southern University, Charles is a native of Rochelle, Ga.

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