Support the IRE Conference College Drive

Throughout the year, IRE offers specific programming and outreach to students so we can continue to develop the next generation of journalists.

For the 2015 IRE Conference, we are asking college and university administrators for their help: Please have your school financially support several students to attend the 2015 IRE Conference in Philadelphia.

Students will learn from some of the best journalists in the country and have the opportunity to network for internships, jobs, and lifelong mentors.

We've started a list of participating schools and how many students they have agreed to send to the conference. To have your ...

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Freddie Gray not the first to come out of Baltimore police van with serious injuries

Freddie Gray was not the first person to get seriously injured during a ride in a Baltimore police van.

Gray, 25, died from a spinal injury earlier this month after he was handcuffed and placed in a police van. The Baltimore Sun found that others have been injured during "rough rides," a term used to describe the unsanctioned technique of driving a police van to cause injury or pain to unbuckled and handcuffed detainees.

In 2005 a man was left a paraplegic after riding in a police van. His family won a $7.4 million verdict against the cops. Another ...

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Statewide Investigative Team Editor (Gannett Wisconsin Media)

We’ve got four full-time investigative journalists, including one based in the state capital of Madison, eagerly awaiting the arrival of an editor who knows how to execute sophisticated, aggressive, unconventional and solutions-oriented reporting. 

Gannett Wisconsin Media comprises 135 journalists across 10 newsrooms, making it the state’s largest news organization. We’ve also got the nation’s No. 1 combined online and print audience reach and the deeply engaged readership that comes with that loyalty.

We’ve got one hard-and-fast requirement: Your experience with data journalism positions you to elevate the efforts of reporters who have advanced skills in ...

IRE welcomes new Google Journalism Fellow

This summer IRE will welcome Jessica Park, a student at Stanford University, as its Google Journalism Fellow. Park earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism at the University of Missouri, where she worked as anchor and reporter at local TV station KOMU. She also completed internships at Voice of America in New York and Arirang TV, an international English-language network based in Seoul, South Korea. At Stanford, Park focused on data journalism, reporting on issues including school overcrowding and suicides.

This is the third year for Google's Journalism Fellowship. The program provides students with experience at organizations that are ...

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Showcase panel to feature new players in investigative reporting

The landscape for investigative journalism continues to evolve. In the last year or so, we've seen the expansion of international for-profit startups and the birth of narrowly tailored, but deep, nonprofit organizations. At our showcase panel, we'll discuss what they're learning as they go, what's working and not working, and what we can expect from them in the future. 

Panelists will include:

  • Bill Keller, editor in chief, The Marshall Project
  • Shani Hilton, executive editor, BuzzFeed News
  • Betsy Reed, editor in chief, The Intercept
  • Jason Mojica, editor in chief, Vice News
  • Andrew Donohue, senior editor, Reveal (moderator ...
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Cirque du Soleil show has one of the highest rates of workplace injuries

Cirque du Soleil’s Kà features a dizzying array of bodies suspended in the air. The show also had one of the highest rates of serious injuries of any workplace in the country, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of safety records. A fatality during a performance in 2013 put in stark relief the question of how much risk is acceptable for the modern, corporate circus. In 2012, the most recent year for which data were available, Kà had 56 injuries per 100 workers — four times the average injury rate for professional sports teams. Kà’s workplace injury rates ...

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Reveal to offer free training for radio, podcasting at IRE15

Details

When: Saturday, June 6 from 8:30 a.m. – noon

Cost: Free

How to register: Sign up online*

*You must be registered for the conference

Wondering how to turn your stories into driveway moments and compelling audio narrative? Then come to an intensive three hour workshop with award winning radio journalists from Reveal, the new investigative program from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX.

We will explore the power of audio narrative, how to plan for your radio field gathering to get the most from your interaction with your sources, how to interview for good narrative, and how ...

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