Join IRE in San Francisco, June 26-29 for the annual IRE Conference. More details on the conference will be posted as items are finalized.
Gain the skills you need to become an essential part of today's newsroom at the 2014 Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference in Baltimore Feb. 27-March 2. Whether you're looking for story ideas, advice on digital security or you just want to geek out with the latest tools, we've got something for everyone at all skill levels. Check out our ever-growing list of expected speakers and sessions. For general information about the conference including registration and lodging, go here.
The latest entry in Reuters' "Breakout" series focused on China's military buildup reveals that the US government has more than 350 active military-technology smuggling cases linked to China, up by more than 50 percent since 2010. The report details how China is recruiting amateurs to buy weapons and significantly complicates U.S. efforts to stop the flow of American armaments to China. The report includes an unprecedented interview with one convicted arms trafficker and details of the secret FBI recordings in his case.
"A USA TODAY examination finds that MRSA infections, particularly outside of health care facilities, are much more common than government statistics suggest. They sicken hundreds of thousands of Americans each year in various ways, from minor skin boils to deadly pneumonia, claiming upward of 20,000 lives. The inability to detect or track cases is confounding efforts by public health officials to develop prevention strategies and keep the bacteria from threatening vast new swaths of the population."
IRE is joining forces with The National Press Club to bring you a special Watchdog Workshop: Investigating Washington.
A stellar lineup of speakers will tackle a series of topics that will help you prepare for many of the key issues of 2014. Highlights include a national security session with James Bamford, Michael Isikoff and Josh Meyer, as well as sessions on investigating healthcare reform, Congress and more.
The workshop is Saturday, Jan. 11. Check out the schedule and other details and register here. And we'll be announcing a special evening meet-up to kick things off in the coming days.
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By Ellen Gabler
Data we’ve received so far was the backbone to this investigation into delays in the nation’s newborn screening programs and other related stories. But about two dozen states and the District of Columbia won’t release meaningful information. (Check our interactive to see which states are in the doghouse.)
Here’s why it matters: Nearly every baby born in the U.S. has blood collected shortly after birth to screen for ...Read more ...
Extra Extra Monday: Abuse at private youth prisons, fertilizer plant blast could happen again, little accountability in Southwest Border killings
Gun license numbers don't tell whole story | Daily Herald
State data paints an imperfect picture of gun ownership across the suburbs.
Prisoners of Profit | The Huffington Post
Florida's Lax Oversight Enables Systemic Abuse At Private Youth Prisons.
Broken Bonds | Chicago Tribune
Despite borrowing $10 billion to fund school construction, Chicago still has an overcrowding problem. Millions also went to schools that now stand empty.
Waiting for the 8th |The Washington Post
The months seem a bit longer for a D.C. woman and her family after recent cuts to the food stamps they rely on.