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Investigative Reporters and Editors

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News & Analysis

Investigative Journalism Awards to Apply For Now!

Worked hard to produce investigative projects this past year? Consider submitting your story for these prominent journalism awards, which are listed below and ordered by the nearest deadline. But hurry, some deadlines are coming soon!

News & Analysis

Abraji Turns 15, Launches Fight Against Impunity

Fifteen years ago, Abraji — the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism — was first formed. As they celebrate an impressive anniversary, Abraji is launching the ambitious Tim Lopes Project to help protect journalists under fire across Brazil.

Data Journalism

Humanizing Data: Using Numbers AND People

With the growing relevance and popularity of data journalism, it may be easy to prioritize numbers over people, and spend our time emphasizing the data through graphics, maps, charts, and other visual products. But sometimes the faces and names behind the data get lost. Fortunately, we have some guiding lights to keep us on the path of good journalism. Consider these highlights from the panel Humanizing Numbers at IRE16…

News & Analysis

2014 IRE Award winners Announced

The annual awards are out from Investigative Reporters and Editors, the world’s largest and oldest association of investigative journalists. Each year the organization honors “outstanding investigative work” with its highly regarded IRE Awards. The prizes are given in 16 categories that include small to large markets, broadcast and multimedia, books, FOI, students and more. A GIJN founding member, IRE began in 1975 and is based at the University of Missouri Journalism School.

News & Analysis

Untold Stories: A Survey of Freelance Investigative Reporters

Project Word asked about the challenges and opportunities facing contemporary freelance investigative reporters. The organization surveyed more than 250 journalists in 36 states in the U.S. and 26 countries. Among its key findings: increasingly dire conditions in the freelance economy are forcing many journalists to abandon public-interest stories.