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NPR CEO Vivian Schiller to deliver keynote at IRE Conference

Learn from many of the best journalists in the business at the IRE conference, June 10-13. The growing list of speakers includes, James Risen and Walt Bogdanich of The New York Times, Brian Ross of ABC News, Byron Pitts and Ira Rosen of 60 Minutes, Leonard Downie Jr. of The Washington Post and many more.

Showcase panelists include Julian Assange of Wikileaks and Valerie Plame Wilson, who will provide a different perspective on anonymous sources. Our keynote address will be delivered by Vivian Schiller, president and CEO of National Public Radio and former senior vice president and general manager of You’ll get tips and practical advice from many of winners of this year’s IRE Awards, as well as the Pulitzer Prizes  and other investigative journalism contests.

This year’s conference, at the Paris hotel in Las Vegas, will deliver what you’ve come to expect from  IRE, and more. We’ll present dozens of panels offering tips and techniques from reporters, producers, editors and news directors. You’ll not only leave with story ideas but also with roadmaps detailing how to get those stories. You’ll be able to take all of the practical advice you learn and apply it to everything from breaking news stories to enterprise pieces. You’ll learn how to incorporate social media and how best to use the Web as an investigative tool. You’ll have a chance to take hands-on training in computer-assisted reporting skills. We’ll have sessions geared toward nonprofit journalism centers, including a special track on Thursday. And, as always, you’ll have plenty of chances to network.

We’ve kept the cost of attendance down this year, with hotel rates of only $119 a night. We’ve even got a small block of rooms for only $89, though those are going fast.

For more information, go to the conference home page.

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