The IRE Journal, the award-winning magazine of Investigative Reporters & Editors, is published four times a year and contains journalist profiles, how-to stories, reviews, investigative ideas and backgrounding tips. Our audience is journalists from all media, journalism educators or students who want to hone their investigative skills — from tried-and-true Watchdog fundamentals to the latest innovations that help you get the story. The answers come from the reporters, editors or producers writing in the Journal about their own experiences with investigative projects.

Each print issue offers “centerpiece stories” exploring the techniques behind investigations on a single theme, chosen to reflect major news trends, outstanding investigative work, and core topics relevant to journalists. The centerpiece package is accompanied by a list of IRE Resources, past stories, and Web resources to jumpstart your coverage of this issue. Other popular Journal features include “Member News” updates; “FOI Files” focusing on access to public information; investigative journalism book reviews; and selected articles from Uplink, our online computer-assisted reporting blog.

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The IRE Journal Blog

Meet the trainer: Francisco Vara-Orta

Francisco Vara-Orta worked in newsrooms around the country for 17 years before bringing his experience to IRE as a trainer. We talked with Francisco about his time as an investigative/data journalist and his previous work at IRE.   Q: How did you get started in journalism? A: I got my start in journalism pretty young…

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Participate in the IRE19 mentorship networking program!

Signups are now open for the mentorship networking program at the 2019 IRE Conference in Houston. We’re making some changes this year to response to high demand: Rather than matching each participant with a single mentor, mentees will instead have the opportunity to talk with several prospective mentors at tables arranged by topic. This setup…

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California’s Teacher Housing Crunch: Rising rents in coastal California outpace teacher pay

Living where they teach has become a fading dream for many California teachers. An EdSource analysis of teacher salaries and rents reveals just how crushing California’s housing crisis has become for them. Teachers at the bottom of the salary scale working in the state’s coastal and metro areas are being shut out of affordable housing.…

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IRE Radio Podcast | A Doctor Named Susy

Think about the last time you got a call, email or direct message from someone who wanted to share a crazy story. You might have thought there was no way what they were telling you could be true. That’s what happened to Brett Kelman, a reporter at the Tennessean. A tip about military health care…

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IRE partners with Google News Initiative in data training program

Small and mid-sized newsrooms in the United States and Canada will receive immersive IRE data training to bolster local news coverage through a new partnership with the Google News Initiative (GNI). As part of the Data in Local Newsrooms Training program, IRE will select 10 newsrooms in the U.S. and Canada through a competitive application…

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