IRE Awards Honor Khadija, Slavery Series

The 2015 IRE Awards honor 20 impressive projects, ranging from small and large print markets to radio, TV, books, and student work. IRE medals, the group's top honors, go to OCCRP's Khadija Project, AP's Seafood from Slaves, a ProPublica/NPR series on poor worker protections, and the Tampa Bay Times' failing schools reporting. Lots of other impressive winners, including UC Berkeley's Investigative Reporting Program and CIR/Reveal.

Source: Investigative Reporters and Editors

Posted on: April 7, 2016

IRE Conference Attracts Record 1800 to Philly

The annual conference of the US-based Investigative Reporters and Editors just ended in Philadelphia, drawing a record 1800 investigative reporters, data journalists, FOI fighters, profs and students from 33 countries -- the largest ever gathering on investigative journalism. The #IRE15 site now includes links to over 80 tip sheets and presentations.

Source: Investigative Reporters and Editors

Posted on: June 7, 2015

Google Hangout: ICIJ Offshore Secrecy Project

IRE this week hosted a Google Hangout in which the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists discussed its investigation into offshore secrecy, which tapped into a cache of 2.5 million leaked files and "cracked open the secrets of more than 120,000 offshore companies and trusts." The Hangout was broadcast live on May 14, but you can watch a video of the event.

Source: Investigative Reporters and Editors

Posted on: May 15, 2013