Tags : Elections

Online voting begins this afternoon in Board of Directors election

Starting today IRE members can vote online for the IRE Board of Directors. Ballots will be sent to the primary e-mail as listed in your membership profile. We expect voting to open around 4 p.m. (Central).

So far 13 people have declared candidacy; seven of the board’s 13 seats are up for election this year. To learn more about the candidates, click here.

This year elections for the IRE Board of Directors involve electronic voting only, and the polls will be open for about a month. The goal is to make it as easy for as many members ...

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Consider running for the IRE Board of Directors

2014 Board Election Schedule

May 1 – Period to declare candidacy for the IRE Board begins

May 30 – Deadline for candidates to file to appear on the initial ballot

June 9 – Voting period begins, candidate statements posted online

June 26 – Deadline to get on the ballot

June 28 – Candidate forum at 6 p.m., voting closes at 7:30 p.m. PDT

Starting May 1 we will begin accepting applications for candidates for the IRE Board of Directors. Seven of the board’s 13 seats are up for election.

For the first time this year, elections for the IRE Board of ...

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Adding depth to coverage of election results

For help in the scramble to provide instant results and analysis -- all while sorting through close decisions on the local and federal level --  check out these resources for adding depth to your election night coverage, the day after stories and long range post-election stories. Also, check out our look at data-driven stories leading up to election day.

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Follow the money with IRE's election coverage webinar

There are several ways that political funds can play a role in key states, especially during an election year. In IRE's 2012 election coverage webinar from Derek Willis of The New York Times, you’ll see how to trace money that comes from outside sources to state-based political groups, and how to follow the path of expenditures from the ground game to the air wars.

Click here to view the webinar.

Made possible through a grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

Behind the story: Who Can Vote?

By Leonard Downie Jr.

Weil Family Professor of Journalism, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

                The News21 national investigation of voting rights in the U. S., which was launched August 12 on its own website, votingrights.news21.com, and in news media around the country, began early this year with a video-conferenced spring semester research seminar operating out of Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Selected student journalists at the Cronkite School and 10 other universities – Syracuse, Harvard, Maryland, North Carolina, Elon, Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska  and Oregon – interviewed national experts and ...

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Seven members elected to IRE board of directors

IRE members elected seven new directors to the IRE board on Saturday evening at the organization's annual conference in Boston.

The newly elected members are: Manny Garcia of El Nuevo Herald, Sarah Cohen of Duke University, Mc Nelly Torres of the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, Rob Cribb of The Toronto Star, Stuart Watson of WCNC-Charlotte, Ellen Gabler of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Andrew Donohue of VoiceofSanDiego.org.

Executive committee members were chosen by the board after the meeting. They are: David Cay Johnston, president; Andrew Donohue, vice president; Sarah Cohen, secretary; Lea Thompson, treasurer; and Mc Nelly ...

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2008 Election Resources

The 2008 Election Day is upon us! IRE and NICAR have compiled a list of resources to aid in your coverage of stories as they unfold on this historic election day.  Included you will find relevant tipsheets and stories, databases, articles on election coverage from Uplink and The IRE Journal, and other helpful websites. Please contact the IRE Resource Center (573-882-3364 or email) or the Database Library (573-884-7711) for additional assistance.