Share your ideas for the 2020 IRE Conference

IRE wants your ideas for the upcoming IRE Conference in Metro D.C. next June. We’re also starting an email list so you can keep up with news about the conference. Use this form to share ideas, suggestions and other comments to help us plan the best possible #IRE20 conference. No suggestion is too big or too small. The…

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IRE hiring Editorial Director; apply by Dec. 4

IRE is seeking a journalist to work full time as Editorial Director at its headquarters at the University of Missouri. IRE’s current Editorial Director, Sarah Hutchins, will remain with the organization in a new role. The Editorial Director oversees all IRE content and serves as its voice on social media. This is a great opportunity…

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Three journalists awarded IRE Freelance Fellowships

Projects investigating an insular religious community, Columbia River tribe nations, and the Palm Beach prostitution raid have been awarded IRE Freelance Fellowships. The recipients of the 2019 competition are: Sarah McClure, first place, is a freelance producer based in Los Angeles. Her project will produce a magazine article and documentary about widespread sexual abuse within…

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Make the most of your IRE membership benefits

Are you making the most of your IRE membership benefits? Here’s a recap of our current partnerships, how you can benefit and instructions on getting access to premium tools.   Cometdocs Free premium account for IRE members You have probably encountered the problem of the PDF; the data and information are there, but locked in…

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Call for entries: 2019 Philip Meyer Award

It’s once again time to enter the Philip Meyer Journalism Award contest. Entries are now being accepted online, through Nov. 17. Established in 2005, the award was created to honor Philip Meyer’s pioneering efforts to utilize social science research methods to foster better journalism. The contest recognizes stories that incorporate survey research, probabilities, and other social…

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Get ready to enter the Philip Meyer Contest!

Get your stories ready to enter the Philip Meyer Awards! We’ll be accepting entries later this month and we can’t wait to see what you enter. To get a head start on the entry process, go ahead and renew your membership, start filling out the required questionnaire, and get your links and/or files ready to…

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Apply by Oct. 20 for free custom training in your newsroom

Applications are now open for Total Newsroom Training — IRE’s grant-funded, customized training program returning for its seventh year. IRE’s experienced trainers will visit selected newsrooms for two days of intense, in-house investigative training – all at no cost. Spots in the program are limited and awarded on a competitive basis. Total Newsroom Training is meant…

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Donate an IRE membership, help support the next generation of investigative journalists

Our student sponsorship program is back for 2019! Last year, members sponsored more than 100 memberships and donated hundreds of dollars to our student fund. For just $25, you shared the spirit of IRE – encouraging journalists to grow through training and mentorship. We ask for your support again this year as we aim to introduce…

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IRE on Campus launches with focus on data, investigative skills

College educators and students will receive investigative and data training through the new IRE on Campus program, which will include special opportunities for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic-Serving Institutions. Generous funding from Lumina Foundation in Indianapolis will help launch the campus initiative. It features two components: Custom training for students and educators on…

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Apply for our Journalist of Color Investigative Reporting Fellowship

We’re looking for IRE’s next Journalist of Color Investigative Reporting Fellow! This yearlong program is designed to support diversity in investigative journalism. The 2020 fellowship is open to U.S journalists of color with at least three years of post-college work experience. Applicants currently working in a newsroom must receive the support of their employer; freelancers…

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