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IRE 2014 schedules changes and updates

Welcome! Please see below changes to the schedule and other notes. For the most up-to-date schedule and description information, be sure to visit the conference website or app.



New dates and times are listed below

Rapid data publishing with Caspio

Thursday, 1:30 p.m., Nob Hill D




Mapping sea surges: A model for hyperlocal reporting on climate impact (Sponsored by New America Media)
9-10 a.m., Salon 7
Speakers: Laura Flynn, NPR; Barbara Grady, Oakland Local; Jesse Liang, KTSF-San Francisco; Ngoc Nguyen, New America Media; Sandy Close, New America Media (moderator)


Data-driven ethics: Tricky questions buried in the numbers

9 -10 a.m., Salon 12-13

Eva Patterson of Equal Justice Society has been added to the session.


On the beat: Education

10:10-11:10 a.m., Salon 10-11

Terri Langford of The Texas Tribune, replaces Mc Nelly Torres of NBC6 South Florida.


The power of the crowd: Sourcing investigations through audience engagement

11:20 a.m.-12:20 p.m., Salon 1-3

Brandon Questar, Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting, replaces Jacquee Petchel, Arizona State University.


The Kingmakers: Tracking money and influence in politics

2:30-3:30 p.m., Salon 12-13

Christopher Schnaars will no longer be on the panel


Finding stories in Medicare’s vast data trove is moving from Thursday at 3:40 p.m. to Friday at 4:45 p.m. in Salon 4-6.


Raising the roof: Investigating housing

4:50-5:50 p.m., Salon 4-6

Nancy Amons, WSMV-Nashville, will replace David Cay Johnston as the moderator


INN and public media: The new and growing alliance

5-6 p.m., Golden Gate B

David Weir, KQED Public Radio, replaces Jo Anne Wallace.



IRE’s mentoring program networking breakfast has moved from Club Room to Golden Gate A, located on the B2 level. It begins at 7:45 a.m.


Investigating human rights in the Americas
8:50- 9:50 a.m., Salon 10-11
Richard Marosi, Los Angeles Times, has been added to the panel.


The get: Tracking down newsmakers like Edward Snowden
8:50-9:50 a.m. – Salon 8
Josh Meyer, Medill National Security Journalism Initiative, has been added to the session


The latest tools from Sunlight Labs
11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m., Nob Hill AB
Added: Nancy Watzman, Sunlight Foundation.


Sex crimes: Unraveling the facts about the offenders and the evidence

11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m., Salon 12-13

Karisa King, Chicago Tribune, has been added to the session


Broadcast: Undercover on a budget

11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m., Golden Gate B

Joe Ellis, KXAN/NBC Austin, will replace Shawn Hoder


Investigating veterans

2:40-3:40 p.m., Salon 12-13

Michael Phillips, The Wall Street Journal, replaces David Philipps on the panel


Deep dive: Student investigations

3:50-4:35 p.m., Salon 10-11

Kristin Gilger, Arizona State University, replaces Jacquee Petchel.


Deep dive: Broadcast

3:50-4:35 p.m., Golden Gate B

Sandra Barry, KMGH-Denver, has been added to the session.


Finding stories in Medicare’s vast data trove

The panel was moved from Thursday to Friday from 4:35-6:15 p.m. in Salon 4-6.


Showcase: They’re watching you: Investigating the surveillance society and protecting your work from prying eyes

4:45 – 6:15 p.m., Salon 8

Trevor Timm, Freedom of the Press Foundation, has been added to the session.



Friendly fire: Investigating do-gooders and crowd pleasers

3:40-4:40 p.m., Salon 1-3

Bobby Calvan, Heartland Project and Mc Nelly Torres, NBC6 South Florida, have been added to the session. Sara Ganim will not be in attendance.



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