Make a legacy gift to IRE in memory of Mike McGraw

The recent death of longtime investigative journalist and former IRE board member Mike McGraw is a significant loss for the IRE community. McGraw was remembered recently during a memorial service in Kansas City. McGraw was a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter who served on IRE’s board of directors from 1994-2000. He died earlier this month of…

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IRE members win 2017 Pulitzer Prizes

Several members of Investigative Reporters and Editors were among the journalists recognized in the 2017 Pulitzer Prizes: Sarah Ryley, along with the New York Daily News and ProPublica, won the Pulitzer for Public Service for exposing the NYPD’s abuse of eviction rules and eviction of hundreds of people. The East Bay Times won the Breaking…

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IRE members honored with Polk Awards

Several IRE members were honored Sunday, Feb. 19, with a George Polk Award for Journalism, one of the most prestigious prizes for enterprise and investigative journalism in the world. Ali Winston of the East Bay Express shared the award for Local Reporting for “Badge of Dishonor,” an extraordinary expose of human trafficking within the Oakland…

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IRE member wins 2017 Selden Ring Award

Congratulations to IRE member Brian Rosenthal of the Houston Chronicle for winning the 2017 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting. USC Annenberg recognized Rosenthal for his seven-part series, “Denied,” which uncovered a systematic denial of special education services for tens of thousands of children with disabilities in the state of Texas.  According to the USC…

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IRE members named finalists for Goldsmith Prize

The Shorenstein Center has named nine IRE members from five news organizations as finalists for the 2017 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting and one IRE member as the winner of this year’s academic Goldsmith Book Prize. The winners of the 2017 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting will be announced on March 2, 2017, at the…

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IRE members win 2016 Pulitzer Prizes

Several members of Investigative Reporters and Editors were among journalists recognized in the 2016 Pulitzer Prizes: The Associated Press won the Public Service Pulitzer for “Seafood from Slaves,” a story that freed 2,000 slaves.  The staff of the Los Angeles Times won the Pulitzer for Breaking News Reporting for its coverage of the San Bernardino…

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Fellowship inspired by ‘Spotlight’ to award funding, support to investigative journalists

By Sacha Pfeiffer, The Boston Globe ‘Spotlight’ on the IRE Radio Podcast Listen to Pfeiffer, Walter Robinson and Marty Baron discuss the Globe’s reporting in 2002 and 2003. Fourteen years ago, my Boston Globe Spotlight team colleagues and I published our first story about the Catholic Church’s widespread cover-up of clergy sex abuse. It was…

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Several IRE members win 2016 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Awards

IRE is proud to congratulate several IRE members who were honored with 2016 duPont-Columbia Awards. Their hard work and dedication to good investigative journalism helps keep the public informed and educated on important topics that affect their communities.  Jacquee Petchel, Mark Lodato, Erin Patrick O’Connor, Jessica Boehm and Dominick DiFurio and the team at Cronkite News | Arizona…

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IRE announces partnership with SmartProcure

Today IRE is announcing a partnership with SmartProcure to provide IRE members discounted access to the largest government purchasing database. This database contains more than 237.79 million purchase orders from more than 10,000 local, state and federal government agencies in the U.S. This partnership means IRE members can receive a subscription to SmartProcure for $39…

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Cast your vote for the IRE Board of Directors

Starting today IRE members can vote online for the IRE Board of Directors. Ballots will be sent to the primary e-mail as listed in your membership profile. So far seven people have declared candidacy; six of the board’s 13 seats are up for election this year. To learn more about the candidates, click here. No one has declared candidacy…

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