Advertise with IRE

Create a package of print, online, newsletter or event marketing opportunities to maximize your visibility and your ad budget. With more than 4,500 members representing working journalists from all media, academics and students worldwide, IRE offers an audience dedicated to journalism in the public interest and a community of professionals who freely share their expertise to help maintain and strengthen the traditions of watchdog reporting.


IRE Journal

Our flagship quarterly publication delivers the stories behind the latest stories, including exclusive tips for successful investigations. The reporters, editors and producers who write for the Journal share the processes that went into reporting and presenting the story, creating a how-to knowledge base unlike any other.

2015 publication schedule for the quarterly IRE Journal

  • Quarter 1 - 2015: Est. delivery March 1, 2015 - Ads due: January 5, 2015
  • Quarter 2 - 2015: Est. delivery June 1, 2015 - Ads due: April 1, 2015
  • Quarter 3 - 2015: Est. delivery September 1, 2015 - Ads due: July 1, 2015
  • Quarter 4 - 2015: Est. delivery Dec. 1, 2015 - Ads due: Oct. 1, 2015

*This is a general planning guide. Contact Stephanie Sinn ( or 901-286-7549) for final deadlines for reservations and ad submission.


Advertising opportunities

Jobs, fellowships and awards listings

The online Job Center promotes professional opportunities (jobs, awards, fellowships, scholarships, etc) to an audience of working journalists, educators and students who share IRE’s dedication to the highest standards for in-depth reporting.

  • $150 for a 6 week listing for jobs, 12 week listing for all others
  • Requests submitted by email are typically posted within 24 hours


Online marketing

Site rotation ads display on multiple pages within (excluding the main page) on a rotating basis with other ads of the same size.  We can work with you to customize site locations to best fit your needs.  The site supports graphics and Flash animation up to a maximum file size of 40KB. Please provide desired click-through URL when providing your ad.  


Online ad dimensions and rates

See current prices in our rate card for dimensions and sizes. 

IRE uses IAB ad units in the following sizes (all units in pixels, width by height):

728 x 90, 300 x 250 and 160 x 600


Bi-weekly electronic newsletter (Quick Hits)

IRE's bi-weekly electronic newsletter, Quick Hits, is the fastest way to get a message to all IRE members and supporters. You can choose an issue, or multiple issues, to target your message at just the right time. The newsletter is available to members and non-members. Our marketing partners are invited to subscribe, too. 

Sign up using any one of the following methods:

  • Text message: Just send us your email via text message. Text 'IRE' to 22828.
  • Form: Give us your email and we'll automatically subscribe you to Quick Hits.


Event marketing

Conference Sponsorship, Custom Events, Exhibitors/Recruiters

IRE's annual conferences let you showcase your product and expertise for an audience of journalists from all media, including some of the leading news organizations worldwide, who come to discuss the most important topics in investigative reporting, trade 'how-to' advice and gain hands-on training that only IRE offers.

Learn more about how to be a vendor, recruiter, advertiser or sponsor of an upcoming event:

  • Meet newsroom innovators and technology users at the 2015 CAR Conference, March 5-8, in Atlanta, GA.
  • The 2015 IRE Conference will take place, June 4-7 in Philadelphia, for the ultimate opportunity to network with the journalists involved in the year's most successful watchdog work and to find out how the best in the business get the story. 

For details about exhibitor/recruiter opportunities, special training or social events, or other marketing options, contact Stephanie Sinn,