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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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IRE Phoenix workshop

Investigative Reporters & Editors will host a workshop October 20-21 at ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Phoenix, Arizona.

Elevate your investigative and data skills with a day and a half of professional development training from IRE, ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Howard Center for Investigative Journalism and NBCU Academy.

Join us Friday morning to learn the power of spreadsheets, all day Saturday to hear from award-winning investigative and data journalists...or both! See the schedule.


Maria Hinojosa will keynote at AccessFest 2023

Pulitzer Prize winner Maria Hinojosa, founder of Futuro Media, will give the keynote address at AccessFest 2023, IRE’s all-virtual conference to be held October 12-14, 2023.

Hinojosa will join in conversation with IRE board member Ana Ley of The New York Times on Thursday, October 12, at 12:15 p.m. Eastern. Hinojosa has written four books, won multiple major awards and inspired countless young journalists. Her current focus is on deep accountability investigative journalists.

Register for AccessFest 2023 today!

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Philip Meyer Journalism Award

The Philip Meyer Journalism Award will recognize excellent journalism done using social science research methods. Three awards are given annually — a first, second and third place — to recognize the best work using techniques that are part of precision journalism, computer-assisted reporting and social science research. Awards will be presented during the 2024 NICAR Conference.

The deadline to enter work for the contest is Nov. 10, 2023. All work submitted for the award must have been published, aired or posted between Oct. 1, 2022, and Sept. 30, 2023. Please visit our contest FAQ for more information.

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Learn, share at AccessFest23

Registration is open for IRE's annual virtual-by-design conference! Accessfest23 will take place online, Oct. 12-14.

Take a look at some of the topics we plan to offer, including newsroom culture, allyship, publishing content accessible to screen readers and the impacts of disinformation in non-English speaking communities.

Previously named the DBEI Symposium, AccessFest23 provides accessible training centered on belonging, equity, and inclusion in the newsroom and how to better cover the communities we serve. It's expanding to include data classes and more traditional investigative reporting sessions typically seen at NICAR and the IRE Conference.

Join us! The early bird rate of $149 is available until Sept. 14.

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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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