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.

The Journal is included with IRE membership. It keeps members updated on the latest news, upcoming events and training opportunities from IRE and NICAR. Members may also submit items for the Member News column. Members may download full, archived issues of the the Journal.

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Important information about logging into your IRE account

Received an email about resetting your password on the IRE website? We recently updated our site, and this reset will help improve security. At the same time, you’ll be required to update a few fields, including the race/ethnicity portion of your member profile. While one response is “Decline to specify,” we hope you will decide…

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When Medicines Make Patients Sicker

The FDA is supposed to inspect all factories, foreign and domestic, that produce drugs for the U.S. market. But a Kaiser Health News review of thousands of FDA documents — inspection records, recalls, warning letters and lawsuits — reveals how drugs that are poorly manufactured or contaminated can reach consumers. Since 2013, drugmakers have recalled…

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IRE Radio Podcast | The Housing Authority

Mice, mold and lead paint. Tenants in Illinois public housing complexes were doing their best to make their conditions more livable. But even after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development swooped in and seized control, change wasn’t swift. On this week’s episode, Molly Parker, an investigative reporter for the Southern Illinoisan and a…

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Browse the #NICAR19 expected sessions list

We’ve posted a list of more than 130 expected panels, demos, commons and hands-on classes we’re planning for the 2019 CAR Conference in Newport Beach. This list is designed to help you make decisions about the conference (show it to your boss!), but it doesn’t include everything we’ll be offering. A few highlights: A “How it works” track…

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IRE office closed until Jan. 2

The IRE and NICAR offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 24, through Tuesday, Jan. 1. The University of Missouri is on winter break leave during this time. We appreciate your patience and will see you in the new year.