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The IRE Journal Blog

IRE Board adjusts contest entry rules

By Jill Riepenhoff, IRE Contest Committee Chair To eliminate any appearance of favoritism, the IRE Board of Directors has voted to bar board members from participating in the IRE Awards if they played a major role in the investigation. Beginning with work published or aired in 2019, board members may not enter the IRE awards if…

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Winning T-shirt selected for NICAR19

The votes are in and the 2019 NICAR T-shirt has been selected! Casey Miller won our annual contest. You’ll be able to buy her design at the 2019 CAR Conference in Newport Beach. Any extra shirts will be available for purchase online in the IRE Store. Thanks to everyone who entered designs and voted.

2018 Philip Meyer Award winners announced

An investigation that found hundreds of unaccounted for deaths from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico is the first-place winner of the 2018 Philip Meyer Journalism Awards. The other top awards go to an investigation that used scientific testing to uncover environmental hazards in Philadelphia’s public schools and an analysis that revealed philanthropists were getting tax…

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Vote now for the NICAR19 T-shirt!

NICAR received some great designs for its annual T-shirt contest, and voting is now open! Voting will stay open for about one week, ending Sunday, Feb. 10 at midnight (PST). The proposal with the most votes will be sold as a T-shirt at the upcoming CAR Conference, March 7-10 in Newport Beach. The designer of the winning…

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