The Association for Investigative Journalism in Sweden was modeled in 1990 after a similarly conceived American association; the Investigative Reporters & Editors, (IRE). Its aim is to encourage reporters to utilize investigative methods for in-depth reporting. This is done by providing training at oits office in Stockholm, as well as in-house instruction. Also, a yearly seminar gathers hundreds of reporters for the purpose of sharing their collective experiences, education and knowledge in the field. Furthermore, the organization publishes Scoop, a quarterly magazine of investigative reporting.