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Open call for IRE Award screeners

Want to get more involved with IRE but aren’t sure how? Consider volunteering your time as an IRE Awards screener.

As a screener, you'll be part of a team of journalists looking for the best investigative reporting in a single category, which means that you may have to read, listen to, or watch a couple dozen entries. It’s a bit of a time commitment, but most screeners find the process rewarding. The majority of the work is done in January and early February.

Being a screener does not disqualify you from entering the awards. If you have questions, feel free to contact Jennifer LaFleur, the contest committee chair for the IRE Board of Directors (, or Lauren Grandestaff, IRE’s awards coordinator (

If you’re ready to toss your hat in the ring, please fill out this short form by December 13. We’ll be in touch soon!

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