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U.S. Navy, Missouri and Oklahoma governors win Golden Padlock Award

Investigative Reporters and Editors has named the U.S. Navy and the governors of Oklahoma and Missouri as winners of its second-annual Golden Padlock Award recognizing the most secretive U.S. agency or individual.

The U.S. Navy FOIA office was named a winner for blocking access to records about a deadly shooting rampage in Washington, D.C. that killed 12 people last year. After the September 2013 massacre at the US Navy’s Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., the Navy circled the wagons, especially when WRC-TV reporter Scott MacFarlane submitted FOIA requests for images, videos and security-related memos ...

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IRE members recognized in 2014 Pulitzer Prizes

Several members of Investigative Reporters and Editors were among journalists recognized in the 2014 Pulitzer Prizes on Monday.

The Washington Post and The Guardian US won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for their work exposing secret surveillance by the National Security Agency. Several IRE members contributed to the reporting.

Chris Hamby of The Center for Public Integrity won for Investigative Reporting for “his reports on how some lawyers and doctors rigged a system to deny benefits to coal miners stricken with black lung disease, resulting in remedial legislative efforts.”

Will Hobson and Michael LaForgia of the Tampa Bay Times ...

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Announcing the 2013 IRE Awards

The winners of the 2013 IRE Awards provided unprecedented insight into the ways in which the government deploys technology in surveillance programs with a shockingly wide net. They used deep sourcing to overcome government roadblocks and uncover atrocities and corruption. They fought and won precedent-setting victories in open records battles to shine light on increasingly opaque government agencies. They exposed threats to children, uncovered financial malfeasance, highlighted government waste and tracked hidden assets across the globe.

Ziva Branstetter, chair of IRE's Contest Committee, said the winners show that powerful investigative journalism is being published, aired and posted at all ...

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IRE members honored with Peabody Awards

Several members of Investigative Reporters and Editors were named 2013 Peabody Award winners. To learn more about the awards, click here.

 

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IRE members win 2014 Selden Ring Award

Congratulations to IRE members Ellen Gabler and Allan J. Vestal of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for receiving the 2014 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting. USC Annenberg recognized Gabler and Vestal, along with colleagues Mark Johnson, John Fauber and Kristyna Wentz-Graff, for their series “Deadly Delays,” which investigated processing failures in newborn screening programs.

From the USC news release:

“Deadly Delays” shed light on the nation's newborn screening programs that depend on speed and science to save babies from rare diseases. But, according to the series’ findings, “thousands of hospitals fall short, deadly delays are ignored and failures are ...

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Today is the last day to enter the 2013 IRE Awards

ENTER YOUR BEST INVESTIGATIVE WORK INTO THE 2013 IRE AWARDS, TODAY IS THE LAST DAY!

Did you do some great investigative reporting in 2013? Then you should consider entering your best work into the IRE Awards. Among the most prestigious in journalism, the IRE Awards recognize outstanding investigative reporting across all media (Broadcast/Video, Radio/Audio, Print/Online, Books, Multimedia and some categories with a cash prize). Eligible entries must have been published or aired between January 1 and December 31, 2013. The deadline for submissions is January 10, 2014, 11:59 PST.

For details on how to enter, go ...

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Enter your best work into the IRE Awards contest

ENTER YOUR BEST INVESTIGATIVE WORK INTO THE 2013 IRE AWARDS.

Did you do some great investigative reporting in 2013? Then you should consider entering your best work into the IRE Awards. Among the most prestigious in journalism, the IRE Awards recognize outstanding investigative reporting across all media (Broadcast/Video, Radio/Audio, Print/Online, Books, Multimedia and some categories with a cash prize). Eligible entries must have been published or aired between January 1 and December 31, 2013. The deadline for submissions is January 10, 2014.

For details on how to enter, go here. To view past winners, go here.

One week left to pre-register for IRE Conference

There's one week left to get the early registration rate for the 2013 IRE Conference. Join us from June 20-23 in San Antonio, and you'll find panels full of this year's Pulitzer and IRE award winners, new tools for investigative journalism, tips for investigating on your beat and much more. Early registration ends on June 5.

Dozens of this year's major award winners will speak at the conference, including several Pulitzer Prize winners, duPont winners and IRE Medal winners:

  • Reporters from the South Florida Sun Sentinel, who won the Pulitzer Prize for public service after reporting ...
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Award-winning journalists and live performances as IRE Conference returns to Texas

We hope you’ve already made plans to join us at San Antonio’s Riverwalk on June 20-23 at #IRE13 where for the first time in seven years, Investigative Reporters and Editors will bring its amazing annual conference back to Texas.  http://ire.org/conferences/ire-2013

The line-up already includes prominent Pulitzer-prize winners, like the bilingual bicultural team that brought you the Mexico Walmart investigation – Alejandra Xanic Van Bertrab and David Barstow, who published a joint investigation of corporate corruption in The New York Times. There will be legendary editors like Leonard Downie Jr. and ProPublica’s Steve Engelberg, as ...

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Several IRE Members Win 2013 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Awards

Congratulations to the several IRE members, as well as all the recipients, on their 2013 duPont-Columbia Awards. Their hard work and dedication to good investigative journalism helps keep the public informed and educated on important topics that affect their daily lives and communities. 

Heather Catallo along with her colleagues at WXYZ-Detroit received a silver baton for their series, "Wayne County Confidential". "A model series of watchdog investigative reports that exposed local government corruption and resulted in criminal charges and an ongoing FBI probe".

Greg Phillips, Mikel Schaefer and Lee Zurik along with their team at WVUE-New Orleans were awarded a ...

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