News Editor (Willamette Week)

Do you believe in fiercely independent journalism that makes a difference? Willamette Week, the locally-owned Pulitzer Prize winning alt-weekly in Portland, Oregon, is seeking a News Editor to direct the company’s investigative coverage and its community-based watchdog reporting. A candidate should have experience juggling multiple tasks, shaping long-form hard news stories and working with a fast and deft hand on breaking news. The News Editor manages a small staff of news reporters, reports to the Editor-in-Chief and has a slavish devotion to the idea that journalism works best when it educates and informs its community, no matter what the ...

Join us for conversations with Hersh, Sánchez and Poitras at IRE15

We hope you’re making plans to join us in Philadelphia this June for the 2015 IRE Conference. Visit our conference page to check out some of the sessions and hands-on classes we’ll be offering this year.

This year, along with our panels, we’ll be hosting conversation-style sessions with three influential journalists: Seymour Hersh, Yoani Sánchez and Laura Poitras.


Thursday: Seymour Hersh

Seymour M. Hersh started his career as a police reporter in Chicago around 1960, and went on to cover the statehouse in South Dakota for UPI, joined the Associated Press in Chicago and moved to ...

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Extra Extra Monday: Tracking charges for cops, undocumented overtime, police failure in Sharper case

A record of trouble | The Marshall Project

As California prepares to greatly expand its use of halfway houses for people leaving its overcrowded prisons, state officials have turned for help to a private halfway house operator that has been cited in other states for inadequate care, unchecked violence and repeated escapes at its facilities.

State DNR veterinarian says she was forced our over ‘on-the-record’ moose calf study objections | Timberjay

A Minnesota Department of Natural Resources veterinarian found herself the subject of an internal investigation within days of expressing “on-the-record” concerns about the inhumane treatment of moose calves during the first ...

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Meetup: Bay Area journalists to gather at UC-Berkeley this month

If you're a journalist in the Bay Area, we hope you’ll join us for a Meetup on Thursday, April 16. We’ll be gathering at the North Gate Hall Library on the UC-Berkeley campus starting at 6 pm. Drinks and snacks will be provided! Come share tips with future investigative reporters. 

As always, this event is open to members and non-members (this includes students from other campuses and freelancers).

Please RSVP on the Meetup page and, if you haven’t done so already, join the group.

IRE has member-organized Meetup groups in six cities. Learn more about them ...

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University of Wyoming experiences sharp rise in parking tickets

The University of Wyoming is seeing a spike in parking tickets this year, according an analysis by the Casper Star-Tribune. Already more than 7,100 students have received tickets this year, putting the university on track to collect about $45,000 more in parking ticket revenue than it did last year.

At the same time, the university’s parking enforcement team has begun more aggressively ticketing drivers, changing officers’ inspection routes and hiring more employees.

U.S. secretly tracked billions of calls for decades

The U.S. government started keeping secret records of Americans' international telephone calls nearly a decade before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, harvesting billions of calls in a program that provided a blueprint for the far broader National Security Agency surveillance that followed. According to an investigation by USA TODAY, for more than two decades, the Justice Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration amassed logs of virtually all telephone calls from the USA to as many as 116 countries linked to drug trafficking, current and former officials involved with the operation said. The targeted countries changed over time but included ...

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Distinguished Lecturer (CUNY Graduate School of Journalism)

Position Title: Distinguished Lecturer – School of Journalism 

Job ID: 12662

Compensation: Competitive

Closing Date: Open until filled with review of applications to begin 4/30/15 


Faculty Vacancy Announcement:

Performs teaching duties in area(s) of expertise.  Distinguished Lecturers are experienced practitioners or teachers who hold full-time, non-tenure track position with a maximum appointment period of seven years, subject to annual reappointment.

The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, founded in 2006, has quickly become nationally recognized for its excellence. The only publicly supported graduate journalism school in the northeastern U.S., it prepares students from diverse economic, racial, and cultural ...