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NYT’s Bogdanich, JS’s Fauber on how to get people to talk to you
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NYT’s Bogdanich, JS’s Fauber on how to get people to talk to you

By on Jun 10, 2011

ORLANDO — When Walt Bogdanich first applied for a job as a reporter at The New York Times, he was told: “We don’t see a place for you” at the paper.

But he refused to take no for an answer and continued to send clips to the Times until he was finally let into the fold — not as a reporter — but as an editor.

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IRE’s Year in Investigations: 32 of the best stories from around the U.S.
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IRE’s Year in Investigations: 32 of the best stories from around the U.S.

Don’t tell us you’ve run out of story ideas or have no idea what you’d like to do when your editor pushes for investigations or enterprise stories. These are just three of the more than 30 stories that IRE presents as the best in investigative journalism for 2011 - IRE’s Year in Investigations 2011 (PDF) The [...]

Checking up on your local hospitals’ quality of care
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Checking up on your local hospitals’ quality of care

ORLANDO — Hospitals are among the largest businesses in some communities, but they often get a pass when it comes to how well they are serving their customers — the patients in your area who use them.

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Investigative Reporters and Editors 2011: slideshow

IRE Conference in Orlando brings together Investigative Reporters and Editors.

IRE lesson: How beer, pizza and a young woman led to a Pulitzer
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IRE lesson: How beer, pizza and a young woman led to a Pulitzer

ORLANDO — Gary Cohn and his fellow reporter, Will Englund, at The Baltimore Sun had multiple obstacles to overcome as they tried to talk to workers at Baltimore-harbor businesses engaged in the dangerous practice of dismantling and disposing of large ships.

How to Win a Barlett and Steele Award: 10 Tips for Successful Business Investigations: Orlando, June 10
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How to Win a Barlett and Steele Award: 10 Tips for Successful Business Investigations: Orlando, June 10

Three-time Pulitzer winner Walt Bogdanich of The New York Times and John Fauber of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel will tell how they won a Barlett & Steele Award for Investigative Business Journalism at the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Conference in Orlando. Named for the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative team of Don Barlett and Jim [...]

IRE offers free Webinar April 12 on tracking overruns in college building projects
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IRE offers free Webinar April 12 on tracking overruns in college building projects

Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) will offer a free Webinar on April 12 called, “Deconstructing Construction: Tracking Cost Overruns and Mismanagement in Campus Building Projects.” The presenters will be Los Angeles Times reporters Michael Finnegan and Gale Holland, who did an 18-month investigation, “Billions to Spend.” It exposed cronyism and misspending in the Los Angeles Community College District’s [...]

Check out IRE’s best data-driven business stories of 2010
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Check out IRE’s best data-driven business stories of 2010

RALEIGH, N.C. — Need inspiration?

Check out some of the data-driven business stories that were among the best in computer-assisted reporting in 2010

Investigative Business Journalism: Self-guided training
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Investigative Business Journalism: Self-guided training

The free workshop, “Investigative Business Journalism,” was originally held June 9 in Las Vegas. Hosted by the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), this  training offers tips on how to refine and pitch an idea, develop and interview sources, and organize and present an investigative story effectively in multimedia. Polish your skills in investigative business journalism, [...]

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