How to be an ally in the newsroom

Five journalists share tips and ideas for creating a culture of inclusivity, regardless of job title, in their newsrooms. Ashley Graham, WLNS (Lansing, Michigan): “It’s important for everyone in the newsroom to be open to ‘diverse’ story pitches. Many journalists of color find that pitches related to their respective communities get turned down for being…

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Digital Outreach Director

GIJN, a fast-growing nonprofit, is looking for a Digital Outreach Director to oversee and coach the work by its regional editors around the world. Duties include supervising the editors’ social media feeds and newsletters in multiple languages, expanding outreach to journalism and related communities, and identifying areas to further develop their work. The position is full-time and…

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Investigative MMJ

WXMI, FOX 17, the Scripps station in Grand Rapids, Michigan is searching for an experienced and aggressive Investigative MMJ to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for covering all the major events coming out of the State Capitol in Lansing. Digging deep into new legislation, and keeping a watchful eye for a…

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Contribute to IRE’s Support a Journalist program, help renew memberships

The fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to more layoffs within the journalism industry. During these difficult times, IRE has started the Support a Journalist program to ensure members continue to have access to the IRE network and its resources.  Donations will be accepted to help fund memberships for professional and academic journalists who…

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Ida B. Wells Society Director

The Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting in conjunction with the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media seeks a Society Director. The mission of the Society is to increase the ranks, retention and profile of reporters and editors of color in the field of investigative reporting. The Society seeks to raise the awareness…

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IRE responds to financial disruption due to coronavirus

IRE has taken several steps in recent weeks to deal with financial fallout from the novel coronavirus pandemic. In early March, IRE decided to postpone all in-person workshops, data bootcamps and newsroom training. In addition, IRE has delayed its annual conference from June to late August. Those actions produced a projected deficit of $260,000 in…

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IRE makes data training videos free for one year

IRE is relaunching its NICAR-Learn library of data tool tutorials, with new videos and free access for one year. NICAR-Learn is a hub of almost 60 short, skill-based videos for journalists to learn tools, tricks and strategies for working with data. Unlike some online training platforms, you won’t find any hour-long webinars on the site.…

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Announcing the 2019 IRE Award winners

Investigations that proved Russian jets bombed Syrian hospitals, documented dangerous solitary confinement of vulnerable immigrants, revealed conditions inside Amazon warehouses and uncovered sexual abuse of children are among the winners of the 2019 Investigative Reporters and Editors Awards. “This year’s entries were powerful examples of investigations that held institutions and people accountable,” said Jennifer LaFleur,…

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