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Investigative Reporters and Editors is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of journalism. We educate, empower and connect journalists across the globe, so we can live in a better, more informed world.

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IRE22 is almost here!

IRE’s annual investigative journalism conference will take place virtually and in person in Denver, Colorado, June 23-26, 2022.
There is still time to register! We are expecting more than 1,200 data-oriented journalists from around the world at all career levels for more than 200-plus thought-provoking panels, hands-on workshops and intriguing discussions led by experts in their fields. And networking opportunities, too!
If you can't make it in person, consider attending virtually. We will have live-streamed sessions and others will be recorded to watch later. Check out the virtual schedule here. Join us!
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Proposed bylaw changes

The IRE Board of Directors will consider a bylaws change regarding the Endowment Committee at a meeting on June 23, to be held at 2 p.m. MDT in person at the IRE22 conference in Denver. As required, this notice gives members at least 30 days to comment on the proposal. To attend the meeting virtually, click here to register.
This change is in addition to the proposed changes regarding the Executive Committee — posted here — that were approved at the June 1 board meeting.
See the proposed changes

2022 elections

The 2022 elections are underway! Seven of the 13 seats on the IRE Board of Directors and 2 seats on the Contest Committee seats are up for election. Voting is online and began June 7. Ballots have been sent to eligible members and will be sent again on June 21 to those who haven't yet voted and to those who renew or become members. From June 22 to noon MDT on June 25, new or renewing members will receive a ballot the day they join or renew.
For election questions, email Voting ends at 6 p.m. MDT June 25.
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Ring of Honor

IRE announces the IRE Ring of Honor, a new fundraising initiative celebrating members who have made a significant contribution to the organization and to investigative journalism. Nominations to the Ring of Honor can be made in tribute to current or retired IRE members or in memoriam to deceased members.
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Resource Center

Access essential resources for any journalist. With our extensive research library containing more than 25,000 investigative print and broadcast stories and more than 5,000 tipsheets from our national conferences, workshops and training, you'll have all the tools you need to get to the bottom of your story and the top of your field.


Learn the latest techniques of finding, understanding and reporting on stories with IRE. Explore training options across the globe and find an event that fits your schedule, whether it’s in person or online.

There’s more pressure than ever to rise above your competition.

IRE can help you enhance your daily reporting—with resources and member benefits you won’t find anywhere else.
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Recent IRE News

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Steadfast unwillingness to release police bodycam footage in 2018 has earned the City of Huntsville, Alabama and its police department the 2022 Golden Padlock Award from Investigative Reporters and Editors. […]
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