IRE 2013 JUNE 20-23 SAN ANTONIO
The IRE Conference offers an opportunity for in-depth, one-on-one coaching on investigative reporting. These private sessions allow attendees to seek advice on challenging stories or follow-up ideas.
IRE pairs those who signed up with a mentor, and contact information is provided to both mentors and those who want to be mentored. Mentors and mentees can then agree on a time and place to meet at the conference.
These sessions are not for job seekers; they are designed for teaching and sharing information. Mentees should bring examples of work and story ideas. (Note: IRE is unable to provide private access to ...Read more ...
We hope you’re making plans to join us in Philadelphia June 4-7 for the IRE Conference.
We’ll be sharing expected speakers and panels soon, but we're excited to announce our 2015 keynote speaker – James Risen.
Risen is an investigative reporter for the New York Times, based in Washington. He was the winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting and was a member of the New York Times reporting team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting. He was also the winner of the 2006 Goldsmith Prize for investigative reporting.
Risen joined ...Read more ...
IRE is looking to you for input in planning sessions for the upcoming IRE Conference, June 4-7, 2015 in Philadelphia.
Please let us know what you'd like to learn – and who you'd like to hear from – at this year's conference. You can submit panel topics and suggest speakers. The more we hear from you, the better the conference will be.
Proposals for sessions will be accepted from January 12 - February 6. It will not be possible to include every panel submitted in the program. If your panel is selected, you will be notified no later than mid-April ...Read more ...
By Stanley Tromp, IRE member and independent journalist
If anyone thinks that investigative reporting is a sunset profession, this idea was obliterated for me after I attended the Investigative Reporters and Editors’ superlative conference in San Francisco in late June. There, some of the toughest and sharpest investigative reporters in the United States shared their skills, which reporters usually keep hidden, with remarkable generosity at more than 100 panels and workshops.
The speakers taught 1,600 delegates from around the world new ways to investigate the courts, organized crime, government surveillance, health care, college sports, immigration, whistleblowers, clean energy, religion ...Read more ...
Couldn't make it to all of the sessions on your IRE Conference wish list? We've got audio from nearly every panel and session. Full-length recordings are only available to IRE members. Some short audio clips will be made available to the public using Soundcloud.
To access conference audio, log in to IRE website and go to the IRE Conference schedule page. Find the session you'd like to listen to and click through to the landing page. If you don't remember the name or date of the session, try using the speakers page to look up a ...Read more ...
This post was originally published at Newsroom by the Bay
By Elijah Akhtarzad
The Investigative Reporters and Editors conference held at the Marriott Hotel in San Francisco on June 27 included a first-hand account of the YanukovychLeaks discovery from journalists Olesya Ivanova and Denys Bigus. Both reporters were on the scene at Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych’s home immediately following his ouster from power and the discovery of thousands of hidden documents that were thrown into a nearby lake.
Ivanova and Bigus lived in Yanukovych’s home for more than seven days, reviving the wet documents that would reveal the ...Read more ...
By Chhaya Nene
Minorities will account for more than a third of U.S. households by 2025, according to a recent study. Molly Hennessy-Fiske, of the Los Angeles Times; Momo Chang, independent journalist; and Ravi Kapur of WRJK-Chicago shared their best strategies for covering emerging communities on a deadline.
After the session, Hennessy, Chang, and Kapur shared their tips for verifying the authenticity of a source and navigating reporting challenges. Watch the video embedded on the right.
Tips from the session
Four ways to stand out from the competition:
- Flee you neighborhood/comfort zone and visit places you would never ...
By Laura Rena Murray
Sally Lehrman of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and Venise Wagner of San Francisco State University discussed reporting tools and strategies to better cover institutional inequity. Wagner and Lehrman began the session with personal tales.
Lehrman’s great-grandfather moved to Colorado to be cured of tuberculosis in a sanitarium – prevailing anti-Semitism of his time blamed the disease on weak genetics. Wagner’s grandfather had worked as a repairman mechanic for U.S. Steel and watched white immigrant colleagues he trained ascend the ranks while he stayed trapped in a low-level position. Wagner said his story ...Read more ...
By Chhaya Nene
These days the phrase “on a budget” applies to everyone, especially journalists. At the 2014 IRE Conference, veteran journalists Anna Hewson of KUSA/9News Denver, Joe Ellis of KXAN-Austin, Bryan Staples of WTVF-Nashville, and Steve Eckert of KARE 11 Minneapolis/St. Paul shared their best-kept secrets for going undercover without blowing the newsroom budget.
After the session, Bryan Staples shared his tips on thrifty undercover reporting. Watch the video embedded on the right.
Here are a few tips from the session:
- Purse cameras ($10 at Goodwill)
- Button cameras ($149)
- Pinhole cameras (black and white camera ...