Till death do us part: A look at deadly domestic violence in South Carolina

More than 300 women were shot, stabbed, strangled, beaten, bludgeoned or burned to death over the past decade by men in South Carolina, dying at a rate of one every 12 days while the state does little to stem the carnage from domestic abuse.

It's a staggering toll that for more than 15 years has placed South Carolina among the top 10 states nationally in the rate of women killed by men. The state topped the list on three occasions, including this past year, when it posted a murder rate for women that was more than double the national ...

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Reporter/Editor (FairWarning)

FairWarning (www.fairwarning.org), a nonprofit investigative news organization based in Encino, Calif., is seeking a reporter/editor to join our dedicated, hard-working team. We’re looking for a hard-nosed digger and self-starter with at least 3 to 5 years of news experience and a demonstrated ability to handle detailed investigative and explanatory stories. Candidates from the Los Angeles area preferred, but we’ll consider applicants from anywhere.

FairWarning, now in its fifth year, covers public health, safety and environmental issues, and related topics of government and business accountability. We publish on our website and in print, online and broadcast ...

Investigative Reporter (KOAA)

KOAA News 5 Investigates, the number one NBC affiliate in beautiful Colorado Springs-Pueblo, has an immediate opening for an investigative reporter. 

We are looking for self motivated and enterprising journalists to join our award winning team. You must be familiar with the best IRE practices, the CORA process, how to go beyond Google with internet research, and how to track stories and developments after they air. 

You must have a proven track record of building reliable sources and breaking investigative pieces. We live and breathe investigative work – it is our brand from top to bottom. 

We have the best photographers ...

How local, national media are investigating police militarization, shootings

Officer-involved shooting analysis tracks Coachella Valley trends | The Desert Sun

Over the past month, The Desert Sun studied more than 100 Riverside County police shootings, using public records to identify officers who have pulled the trigger in more than one incident. The Desert Sun conducted this first-ever analysis of regional police records in order to understand the frequency and circumstances of police shootings.

The analysis found that three Coachella Valley officers have fired a gun in the line of duty more than once since 2009.

 

Widespread militarization of Illinois police forces uncovered by ...

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Submit session, speaker ideas for NICAR15 in Atlanta

We're gearing up for our annual data journalism conference March 5-8 in Atlanta and want your input to make this the best NICAR yet.

We're accepting session and speaker ideas through September 12. Please submit your ideas using the link below. If you'd rather send them via email, please use confideas@ire.org.

Thanks to all of you who've submitted ideas and attended our conferences in the past. We couldn't do it without you. Your enthusiasm and creativity help us put on amazing events and we can't wait to see your latest ideas.

If ...

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Local police involved in 400 killings per year

Nearly two times a week in the United States, a white police officer killed a black person during a seven-year period ending in 2012, according to the most recent accounts of justifiable homicide reported to the FBI.

On average, there were 96 such incidents among at least 400 police killings each year that were reported to the FBI by local police. The numbers appear to show that the shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., last Saturday was not an isolated event in American policing.

Read the USA TODAY story here.

Mark your calendar for the IRE Chicago Meetup next month

The IRE Chicago Meetup crew is partnering with the Chicago Headline Club for its next happy hour. The Chicago Headline Club holds Burger Nights every month, and the next one is Sept. 12 at The Billy Goat (430 N. Michigan Ave). So, bring a colleague to introduce to the Investigative Reporters and Editors community and come down for some burgers, investigative reporting and meeting other reporters. 

Please join the Chicago IRE Meetup group if you haven’t already. No need to RSVP beyond the meetup website.