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Investigative Reporters and Editors 2011: slideshow

By on Jun 09, 2011

IRE Conference in Orlando brings together Investigative Reporters and Editors.

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 […]

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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What’s Next for the Economy in Your Town: Self-guided training

The free workshop, “What’s Next for the Economy in Your Town,” was originally held Oct. 27 in Washington, D.C. Hosted by American University, the multi-session training offers story ideas for covering the national and local economy by providing tips on analyzing economic data and tracking federal stimulus dollars in your community. YOUR INSTRUCTORS Matt Apuzzo […]

NICAR seeks entries for Meyer award for best work using social science
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NICAR seeks entries for Meyer award for best work using social science

The National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR) is seeking entries for the Philip Meyer Journalism Award, which recognizes the best journalism that uses social science research methods, such as probabilities and survey research.    “Among past winners are investigations that examined levels of air pollution at schools across the country; exposed bureaucratic lapses that have hindered the […]

IRE offers Webinars in DocumentCloud, broadcast investigations, Twitter, and doing great work with less
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IRE offers Webinars in DocumentCloud, broadcast investigations, Twitter, and doing great work with less

Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) is offering Webinars this fall in doing broadcast investigations, analyzing text with DocumentCloud,  using Twitter, and doing great work with limited resources. Training Director Jaimi Dowdell offers these descriptions of the sessions, which are all at 2 p.m. EDT and cost $10 for IRE members and $20 for non-members, unless otherwise indicated:  Aug. […]

Need help investigating stimulus or lenders? Check these training videos
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Need help investigating stimulus or lenders? Check these training videos

We’ve posted two training videos that may be helpful if you’re investigating the stimulus or tracking mortgage lenders. They are graciously provided to us by Investigative Reporters and Editors from sessions at its Computer Assisted Reporting (CAR) Conference in Phoenix in March. In the video on the federal economic stimulus, reporters Tom Grabell of ProPublica.org and Ben Poston of […]

Gannett series logo on high New Jersey property taxes
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Gannett N.J. papers delve into state’s high tax bills

Gannett New Jersey, comprised of the the Asbury Park Press and five other papers, was recognized during last week’s IRE conference in Las Vegas for its investigative series about New Jersey’s high property taxes. It was also a finalist in the public service category of the 2010 Pulitzer Prizes. Writers Paul D’Ambrosio and Jean Mikle started the series […]