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  • Title: Investigative Reporters and Editors | Home
    Descriptive info: .. About IRE.. Events & Training.. NICAR & Data Library.. Resource Center.. Job Center.. Awards.. Publications.. Store.. Join.. Donate.. Search.. Longtime member pledges book royalties to IRE.. Nancy Stancill, an IRE member for 25 years and a former board member, has pledged royalties from her debut suspense novel.. Saving Texas,.. to the IRE endowment.. Read more.. IRE BLOGS.. IRE News.. Extra Extra.. On the Road.. IRE Conference Blog.. Uplink.. Transparency Watch.. Behind the Story.. CAR Conference blog.. on twitter.. Tweets by @IRE_NICAR.. Upcoming events.. Feb.. 27, 2014 - March 2, 2014:.. 2014 CAR Conference.. June 26, 2014 - June 29, 2014:.. 2014 IRE Conference.. See all upcoming events.. Get involved.. IRE is a vital support system for the largest body of investigative reporters in the world.. Our work promotes transparency, saves tax money and helps safeguard the most vulnerable members of our society.. We need your support to continue this work.. If you're a current member, you can.. donate through our secure server.. You can also use PayPal.. get our newsletter.. Stay updated on recent news, deadlines and deals.. To subscribe please.. click here.. or send "subscribe IRE-Quickhits" in the body of an e-mail message to.. listserv@lists.. ire.. org.. Most popular tipsheets.. Story ideas and development.. Investigating Local Government.. Effective Information Mining on the Web.. Project Checklist.. Investigative Reporting on a Budget: 8 Simple Rules.. Learn online with IRE's.. webinars!.. Login.. |.. Register.. Enter the Philip Meyer Awards.. It's time to enter the.. Philip Meyer Journalism Award contest.. The contest recognizes vital journalism that incorporates survey research, probabilities and other social science tools in creative ways.. Deadline is Nov.. 15 at 11:59 EST.. Enter now.. Registration open for CAR 2014.. Register now for the 2014 CAR Conference in Baltimore.. , where you'll find everything from the basics of spreadsheets to databases, mapping, programming, data science and the latest technological advances.. Early-bird registration ends February 10, 2014.. How inmates are smuggling cell phones into prison.. By.. Extra Extra | 11.. 13.. 2013.. Posted.. yesterday at 2:52 p.. m.. Tagged.. Broadcast.. ,.. Crime.. Incarceration.. Justice (courts/crime/law).. Prisons.. ".. Following a series of Channel 4 I-Team investigations that revealed how Tennessee inmates were documenting their wild behavior in prison.. , a prisoner inside Riverbend contacted chief investigative reporter Jeremy Finley with an proposition: Did they want to see how inmates were smuggling cell phones into the maximum security prison?".. The Most Senseless Environmental Crime of the 20th Century.. Lizzie Johnson | 11.. yesterday at 11:14 a.. "Fifty years ago 180,000 whales disappeared from the oceans without a trace, and  ...   the people obese.. For one of the first times anywhere in the United States, children in South Texas have a projected life span that is a few years shorter than that of their parents.. It is a.. The secret, dirty cost of Obama s green power push.. 12.. Nov.. 12, 2013 at 2:58 p.. Environment.. Government (federal/state/local).. Science.. The ethanol era has proven far more damaging to the environment than politicians promised and much worse than the government admits today.. Farmers have wiped out millions of acres of conservation land, destroyed habitat and contaminated water supplies,.. an Associated Press investigation found.. Five million acres of land set aside for conservation have been converted.. The consequences are so severe that environmentalists and many scientists have now rejected corn-based ethanol as bad environmental policy.. Job Posting.. 12, 2013 at 2:57 p.. Applied Data Fellowship (Edmond J.. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University).. Call for Applications.. 2014-2015 Edmond J.. Safra Lab Applied Data Fellowships (residential).. The Edmond J.. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University invites scholars, practitioners, innovators and others committed to understanding and remedying institutional corruption to submit proposals to join our community.. Background.. :.. In 2014-15, the Edmond J.. Safra Research Lab will enter the fifth and final year of a project on institutional corruption.. We are concerned with widespread or systematic practices that undermine the integrity of an institution, or public trust in an institution.. Unlike more frequently studied examples of individual corruption (such as bribery), institutional corruption tends to.. Seattle school managers get questionable OT payments.. 12, 2013 at 12:35 p.. Economy.. Education.. A KIRO 7 investigation finds that some at Seattle's schools may be violating the HR policy by paying overtime to select district managers who aren t entitled to make extra money.. A months-long investigation reveals a radio station supervisor is the exempt manager making the most OT, banking about $70,000 in the last 2 years.. Plus, a little-known government benefit is costing the district millions.. Many WA state workers can cash out sick leave.. In 2 years, Seattle Schools paid out nearly $2.. 5 million in sick leave payouts.. Only 4% of the private sector enjoys the same.. Older Entries.. Page 1 of 559.. Newer Entries.. 141 Neff Annex.. Missouri School of Journalism.. Columbia, MO 65211.. 573 882 2042.. info@ire.. Staff Directory.. Advertise With Us.. Privacy Policy.. Data and Resources.. Database Library.. Story Library.. Tipsheets.. Story packs.. Listservs.. News and Information.. IRE Journal.. Member News.. Job Postings.. Our Organization.. About Us.. History.. Board of Directors.. Legal Documents.. Get Involved.. Contact..

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  • Title: Investigative Reporters and Editors | About IRE
    Descriptive info: Bylaws and legal documents.. Board Committees.. Past Board Members.. IRE Board Meeting Minutes.. Office Directory.. Staff Bios.. Contact Us.. Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc.. is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting.. IRE was formed in 1975 to create a forum in which journalists throughout the world could help each other by sharing story ideas, newsgathering techniques and news sources.. IRE provides members access to thousands of reporting tip sheets and other materials through its.. resource center.. and hosts.. conferences and specialized training throughout the country.. Programs of IRE include the.. National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting.. DocumentCloud.. and the.. Campus Coverage Project.. Learn more about.. joining IRE and the benefits of membership.. Mission Statement.. The mission of Investigative Reporters and Editors is to foster excellence in investigative journalism, which is essential to a free society.. We accomplish this by:.. Providing training, resources and a community of support to investigative journalists.. Promoting high professional standards.. Protecting the rights of investigative journalists.. Ensuring the future of IRE.. Our history.. began in 1975 as the brain child of a small group of reporters from around the country who wanted to share tips about reporting and writing.. A meeting was organized in Reston, Va.. , by essentially four people: Myrta Pulliam and Harley Bierce of the Indianapolis Star's  ...   helped in the formation of IRE, including the design of the first IRE logo.. A grant from the Lilly Endowment also helped IRE get started with a $5,278 bank account.. About 300 reporters attended the first IRE conference in Indianapolis a year after the Virginia meeting.. For three days, experienced journalists offered advice in 90-minute segments on how to tackle everything from city hall to ethical problems.. The conference was significant for two reasons.. Not only had a group of reporters and editors struck upon a highly successful model for sharing information, the organization voted to turn down a major grant from a non-journalistic foundation.. The new membership was determined to rely upon the support of professional organizations and journalists themselves.. How IRE got its name.. At the organizational meeting, Les Whitten asserted that what most characterizes the investigative reporter is "a sense of outrage.. ".. During the course of the meeting (and with the help of a dictionary), it was determined that the simplicity of Investigative Reporters and Editors and the resultant acronym, IRE, seemed to fit such an association.. Reporters and editors who had been investigative reporters or who had organized investigative teams were at the initial meeting in Reston.. They remain the backbone of the organization, although professors, students, freelancers and book authors also have joined IRE..

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  • Title: Investigative Reporters and Editors | Events and Training
    Descriptive info: Events and Training.. Upcoming Events.. Conferences.. Boot camps.. Watchdog Workshops.. Total Newsroom Training.. Ethnic Media Workshops.. Customized Training.. Online Training.. Webinars.. Search Strategies.. Campus assault.. College Sports.. Hangouts.. Secrecy for sale.. America s worst charities.. Local sports.. Charles Lewis.. Data journalism.. Fellowships and Scholarships.. CAR Fellowship winners.. IRE Fellowship Winners.. Mentoring.. Upcoming IRE Training.. Meet the trainers.. Jaimi Dowdell joined IRE as training director in the fall of 2008.. Read.. Jaimi's bio on the staff page.. E-mail Jaimi at.. jaimi@ire.. Megan Luther joined IRE as training director in February 2012.. Megan's bio on the staff page.. E-mail Megan at.. megan@ire.. Events and training.. One of IRE's primary purposes is educating fellow journalists in the latest techniques of finding, understanding and reporting on stories.. We are proud to say we have crisscrossed the country with our seminars and workshops and have even reached overseas.. We offer several types of training, from computer-assisted reporting boot camps to focused, multi-day workshops to train investigative reporting techniques.. To learn how to create your own training program, check out.. bringing specialized training to you.. The IRE training blog.. IRE trains at Temple s Center for Public Interest Journalism.. Tony Schick | 08.. 29.. Aug.. 29, 2013 at 10:08 a.. training.. CAR.. Boot Camp.. Last week IRE's Jaimi Dowdell and Liz Lucas led a four-day boot camp in data analysis at Temple University's Center for Public Interest Journalism.. The Center for Public Interest Journalism sponsored the training, lowering the cost from $800 to $200.. Participants learned to clean and analyze data using Microsoft Excel and Structured Query Language with Microsoft Access.. They also learned how to find data, craft records requests and negotiate for electronic information.. Participants included journalists from the following organizations:.. The Center for Public Integrity.. CNNMoney.. Fort Worth Weekly.. Metrowest Daily News.. Philadelphia City Paper.. Philadelphia Weekly.. Temple University.. Alfred Friendly Fellow falls in love with Excel during IRE training.. On the Road |  ...   were on the agenda.. Since then, he s produced data-driven stories on foreclosures, property values, crime and waste.. He even revelaed that the LaCrosse mayor's pet license was out of date.. Using federal data, the LaCrosse Tribune turned a story on deadline showing disparities in hospital charges, complete with an interactive data visualization.. Here s a look at some of the LaCrosse Tribune stories that IRE training helped make possible:.. When it comes to high-end housing, the Coulee.. Tips for covering the Arizona wildland firefighter deaths.. Nate Carlisle | 07.. 01.. July 1, 2013 at 4:58 p.. breaking news.. Wildfire.. natural disasters.. Photo courtesy of the.. Incident Information System.. Editor's Note: As the Yarnell Hill Fire continues to blaze, mourning begins for the lives of 19 firefighters lost in the battle.. Reporters are beginning to dig into why this disaster happened.. Nate Carlisle, justice editor at The Salt Lake Tribune, has covered wildfires since 2005 and completed a weeklong wildland firefighter certification course.. He offers some advice and suggests questions for those wanting to investigate this and other fire tragedies.. Don't assume this fire was some unstoppable, freak occurrence of nature.. Wildland firefighters are trained to assume every fire is.. IRE to offer computer-assisted reporting boot camp at Temple University.. Mark Horvit | 06.. 18.. June 18, 2013 at 9 a.. bootcamp.. Training.. IRE will be offering a computer-assisted reporting boot camp at Temple University in Philadelphia, Penn.. , August 19-22.. During these four days attendees will be introduced to analyzing data for stories with spreadsheets and database managers.. In addition, they'll learn ways to find data, craft open records requests and negotiate for electronic information.. Because of the generosity from the.. Center for Public Interest Journalism.. we're able to offer a reduced flat rate of $200 to attend this hands-on training.. Register today as seats are limited.. Experienced IRE trainers will teach you how to summarize data using Microsoft Excel and..

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  • Title: Investigative Reporters and Editors | NICAR
    Descriptive info: NICAR.. Data Library FAQ.. Practice Datasets.. Special Orders.. Terms and conditions.. Analysis jobs.. NICAR Net Tour.. About.. The Data Library at.. The National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR) is a program of Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc.. and the Missouri School of Journalism.. Since 1989, NICAR has trained thousands of journalists in the practical skills of getting and analyzing electronic  ...   a wide array of subjects, available for purchase by IRE members.. Get data from us.. Search our databases and find the data you need for your investigation.. Hire us for data jobs.. If you need data cleaned, analyzed or mapped, NICAR can help.. Learn to use data.. Attend our conference or one of our boot camps or explore our tutorials..

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  • Title: Investigative Reporters and Editors | Resource Center
    Descriptive info: Stories.. Story Packs.. Audio and Video.. Educators Center.. Freedom of Information Center.. EconoCheck.. Campaign 2012.. Hurricane Sandy.. Investigating Nonprofits.. (More than 5) Databases for criminal justice reporting.. The Art of the Interview.. Policing the police: Uncovering law enforcement.. Following the dollar in public spending - Vendors, Grants and Contracts.. Getting Started Guides.. The IRE Resource Center has compiled 14 story packs that point out some of the documents, databases and tipsheets IRE can provide to help you in your reporting.. Check out the list below:.. Select story pack.. After The Storm, Covering Hurricanes and Flooding.. Aviation Industry Coverage.. Beat guide for education.. Beat Guide for Wildfire Coverage.. Beat Guide to Consumer Affairs.. Cops and courts.. Covering natural disasters.. Covering the environment.. Covering the healthcare beat.. Covering your local government.. Filing FOIAs and getting what you want.. Following the campaign.. Immigration Beat Coverage.. Investigating nonprofits.. CAR Conference Blog.. IRE Resource Center.. The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 25,000 investigative stories both print and broadcast.. Add to that more than 3,500 tipsheets from our national conferences, Better Watchdog Workshops, and on-the-road training on how to cover specific beats or do specific stories.. IRE gives you resources that no reporter or editor should be without.. These stories and tipsheets are searchable through our online database or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or.. rescntr@ire.. ) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.. When you've found the stories or tipsheets you're looking for, e-mail us or call us and we'll send you copies of the complete text.. Stories, tapes and tipsheets are only available to IRE members.. Journalists and journalism educators/students can.. join IRE online here.. The Resource Center is partially supported by the.. Jane Pulliam Trust.. The Florence and John Schumann Foundation.. John S.. James.. L.. Knight Foundation.. IRE Awards.. The IRE Awards.. , among the most prestigious in journalism, recognize outstanding investigative reporting across all media.. All contest entries  ...   fundamental news reporting and writing skills like gathering sources, tracking information, and interviewing to pursue investigative stories in a variety of beats from the government and education to healthcare, the environment and real estate.. In addition to discussing the latest techniques and challenges in the profession, the fifth edition is now thoroughly streamlined, making it easier to locate the resources that investigative reporters need to get the story.. Educator's Center.. The IRE Educators' Center provides a meeting place for journalism educators to share ideas, course materials and resources.. Through collaboration, instructors are able to offer stronger guidance for their students and to further their own research and growth.. New semester memberships provide IRE resources for students.. Journalism educators, here's a great service from Investigative Reporters and Editors and the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting that your students can use in and out of the classroom this semester.. For a small fee ($25 each), your journalism students can sign up for a semester-long IRE membership and gain access to IRE's members-only Web content, which includes the IRE Resource Center's online index to more than.. 25,000 investigative reporting articles.. and.. 3,500 tipsheets.. crafted by professional journalists.. It also provides access to online versions of past IRE Journals.. Students will be able to download many of the tipsheets online for free and sample NICAR's tutorials.. For more information on IRE tools for journalists, visit the.. online.. To arrange student access, contact IRE Membership Coordinator John Green at.. jgreen@ire.. Add to that more than 3,500 tipsheets from our national conferences on how to cover specific beats or do specific stories and you have a resource that no reporter or editor should be without.. These stories and tipsheets are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or.. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below.. Logged-in.. members can view the tipsheets free online.. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or..

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  • Title: Investigative Reporters and Editors | Job Center
    Descriptive info: Post a Job.. Post a fellowship, scholarship, award or grant.. Job Listings.. Jobs Wanted.. Investigative Reporters and Editors and the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting host an active Web site for some of the best-trained and highest-profile journalists in the world.. You can't afford to miss our more than 5,000 members or thousands of other Web-browsing reporters and editors when trying to fill a special job in your media organization.. All Postings.. Applied Data Fellowship.. Edmond J.. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.. Location:.. Cambridge, MA.. Posted:.. 11.. Journalist for Equity Research Role.. Vontobel Asset Management, Inc.. New York, NY.. Digital Media Manager.. LIN Media.. Buffalo, NY.. 11.. Data Journalist/Programmer.. Stanford  ...   Street Journal.. New York.. 10.. 21.. Online Editor.. ICIJ.. Washington, D.. C.. News Video Editor.. KPRC-TV Local 2.. Houston, TX.. Knight Chair in Public Affairs Journalism.. University of Maryland.. College Park, Md.. 16.. Investigative Reporter.. The Commercial Appeal.. Memphis.. Main Evening Anchor.. KXAN.. Austin, Texas.. 15.. The Baltimore Sun.. Baltimore, MD.. The Tom and June Netzel Sleeman Professorship.. Department of Journalism, College of Media, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.. Digital Editor - Investigations.. NBC Bay Area.. San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, CA.. 14.. Senior Reporter, Politics of Broadband.. Washington, DC.. Data Editor.. The Connecticut Mirror/Connecticut News Project, Inc.. Hartford, CT.. 09.. Older Entries.. Page 1 of 1..

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  • Title: Investigative Reporters and Editors | Awards
    Descriptive info: Winners.. 2012 IRE Award winners.. Philip Meyer Awards.. About the IRE Awards.. The IRE Awards is the annual contest of Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc.. recognizing the best in investigative reporting by print, broadcast and online media.. After judging, all entries are placed in.. IRE's Resource Center story library.. so that IRE members may learn from others' triumphs and troubles.. The contest helps identify techniques and resources used by the entrants.. The awards recognize outstanding investigative work in several categories.. The top award given is the IRE Medal.. Click on a date to browse previous years through the archives:.. 2012.. 2011.. 2010.. 2009.. 2008.. 2007.. 2006.. 2005.. 2004.. 2003.. 2002.. 2001.. 2000.. 1999.. 1998.. 1997.. 1996.. 1995.. 1994.. 1993.. 1992.. 1991.. 1990.. 1989.. 1988.. 1987.. 1986.. 1985.. 1984.. 1983.. 1982.. 1981.. 1980.. 1979.. The National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting, a joint program of IRE and the Missouri School of Journalism; the  ...   of Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.. Meyer is the author of Precision Journalism, the seminal 1972 book (and subsequent editions) that focused growing numbers of journalists on the idea of using social science methods to do better journalism.. He pioneered in using survey research as a reporter for Knight Ridder newspapers to explore the causes of race riots in the 1960s.. Three awards are given annually a first, second and third place to recognize the best work using techniques that are part of precision journalism, computer-assisted reporting and social science research.. The awards are: $500 for first, $300 for second, and $200 for third.. The contest also helps identify the techniques and resources used to complete each story.. Entries are placed in the IRE Resource Center, allowing members to learn from each other.. The Philip Meyer Journalism Award was established in 2005.. Click to see past winners:..

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  • Title: Investigative Reporters and Editors | Publications
    Descriptive info: Browse back issues.. Submit Member News.. Search Journal Archives.. Search Uplink Archives.. Advertise with us.. Book List.. The IRE Journal, the award-winning magazine of Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc.. , is published four times a year and contains journalist profiles, how-to stories, reviews, investigative ideas and backgrounding tips.. Our audience is journalists from all media, journalism educators or students who want to hone their investigative skills from tried-and-true Watchdog fundamentals to the latest innovations that help you get the story.. The answers come from the reporters, editors or producers writing in the.. Journal.. about their own experiences with investigative projects.. Each print issue offers "centerpiece stories" exploring the techniques behind investigations on a single theme, chosen to reflect major news trends, outstanding investigative work, and core topics relevant to journalists.. The centerpiece package is accompanied by a list of IRE Resources, past stories, and Web resources to jumpstart your coverage of this issue.. Other popular.. features include "Member News" updates; "FOI Files" focusing on access to public information; investigative journalism book reviews; and selected articles from Uplink, our online computer-assisted reporting newsletter.. The Journal is included with IRE membership.. It keeps members updated on the latest news, upcoming events and training opportunities from IRE and NICAR.. Members may also submit items for the Member News column.. Search the  ...   Journalism.. Launched in 1991 as a print newsletter,.. was redesigned as an electronic newsletter (in PDF format) in January 2007.. The new format provided features, such as interactivity, color graphics and instant delivery, that perfectly complimented.. content devoted to the use of technology in news reporting.. The change prompted IRE and NICAR to take the next step and publish.. Uplink.. on NICAR s website to facilitate even more timely updates and content.. features stories explaining how journalists successfully used data analysis for investigative projects, breaking news, and everyday beat coverage.. It s a forum for discussing the latest ways to map data for news stories or how to deliver innovative data packages online.. Other important topics include changes in government data-access policies, and the recent transition of government agencies to providing data online, rather than in print format.. The columns in.. provide valuable pointers for database analysis, software and technology tips, plus success stories written by journalists new to CAR.. The issues also include stories by Database Library staff about its data and resources, plus information on upcoming IRE conferences and other training opportunities.. Subscription price is $40 for IRE members, $60 for nonmembers.. Institutional subscriptions are $70.. Back issues of.. may be purchased for $10 each.. Check with the Resource Center at 573-882-3364 or.. rescntr@nicar.. for availability..

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  • Title: Investigative Reporters and Editors | Membership
    Descriptive info: Membership.. Apply.. Terms and Rates.. Student sponsorships.. Join IRE Now!.. Click to Join!.. Join a Listserv.. Stay in touch with fellow IRE members and get advice from the most talented investigative journalists in the world.. Click here.. to check out our listservs.. Including:.. NICAR-L: Dedicated to computer-assisted reporting.. IRE-L: Discussion of investigative journalism.. CENSUS-L: Tips and tricks for dealing with the Census.. Why join IRE? Take it from our members.. "Networking with our colleagues is especially important at a time when journalism is being besieged by budget cuts.. Brian Ross.. Chief Investigative Correspondent, ABC News.. "The training and the advice and the support that I get from IRE has really helped me as I work on projects.. Daniel Gilbert.. Reporter, Pulitzer Prize-winner, The Wall Street Journal.. "Every single time I come here I learn something new.. I feel like a kid again in journalism - I'm always leaving excited to try something new, to try something different.. Deborah Sherman..  ...   more than 3,000 guides to help you with you reporting.. From step-by-step guides to computer-assisted reporting to tips on covering crime, the environment, education and more, our tipsheets are a great place to begin any investigation.. Exclusive.. Databases.. The National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting provides members access to more than 30 government databases covering campaign finance, transportation, crime and more.. Member.. Communicate with some of the biggest names in investigative journalism on one of the six IRE listservs.. Get tips, make connections and advance your career.. Subscription.. Keep up with the latest and greatest investigations and tips through our magazine, the IRE Journal.. Premium.. Reporting Tools.. IRE now offers free access to premium versions of.. Tableau Desktop.. , a data analysis and visualization tool, and.. Cometdocs.. , an online file conversion and storage tool to better help journalists with PDF files.. To sign up, email Membership Coordinator John Green at.. And much more.. Click here to sign up.. !..

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  • Title: Investigative Reporters and Editors | Donate
    Descriptive info: Endowment Fund.. Make a Contribution.. Thank you for supporting IRE and its mission to provide investigative reporting training and resources for journalists.. We recognize the importance of all donations from groups and individuals.. Please choose the most convenient method for giving:.. Donate through IRE's secure server.. If you're a current member, click below to make a secure credit card donation through our site.. DONATE.. Donate through Paypal.. If you're not a current member or if you prefer to donate via PayPal, click below.. Download donation form.. for a printable donation form.. To contribute by check, send your donation to:.. Investigative Reporters Editors.. Attn: Heather Feldmann Henry.. 141 Neff Annex, UMC.. Matching gifts.. Find out if you can double the impact of your donation.. Many organizations will match employees contributions.. Ask your employer about matching gifts.. Why donate to IRE?.. Our 4,500 members are responsible for holding government and business accountable in cites large and small across the U.. S.. and throughout the world.. These journalists use IRE's tools and training to do their crucial work.. The work IRE does promotes transparency, saves tax money and helps safeguard the most vulnerable members of our society.. The world is quite literally a better place becuase of IRE, its  ...   our.. endowment.. in the next five years.. The need for your support is both compelling and immediate.. Thank you for helping IRE continue to foster excellence in investigative journalism, a mission essential to a free and democratic society.. our funders.. IRE would like to thank the Lumina Foundation for its generous support of the Campus Coverage Project.. IRE would like to thank the John S and James L Knight Foundation for its generous support of DocumentCloud and census.. IRE would like to thank the Open Society Foundations for its generous support of DocumentCloud and the PANDA Project.. IRE would like to thank the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation for its generous support of the Better Watchdog Workshop series.. IRE would like to thank the McCormick Foundation for its generous support of the Community Partnership project.. IRE would like to thank Google, Inc.. for its generous support of IRE's annual conferences.. IRE would like to thank the Rockefeller Brothers Fund for its generous support of IRE's training in the area of election coverage.. IRE would like to thank Bloomberg News for its generous support of IRE's annual conferences.. IRE would like to thank the Scripps Howard Foundation for its generous support of IRE's conference mentorship program..

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  • Title: Investigative Reporters and Editors | 2014 CAR Conference
    Descriptive info: Events.. Join IRE and NICAR for our annual conference devoted to computer-assisted reporting.. Come and learn about tools you need to dig deeper into stories and give readers and viewers the information they want.. Time and place.. Thursday, Feb.. 27, 2014 - Sunday, March 2, 2014.. Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards.. 110 South Eutaw Street.. Baltimore, Maryland 21201.. Registration information.. Registration for this event is open!.. Click here to begin.. Hurry! Registration closes on Monday, Feb.. 10 at 7 p.. Schedule details.. Thu.. , Feb.. 27.. Hands-on.. NewsCamp: The next generation of data viz (Beginner).. Mesmerize your audience with elegant and intelligent data visualizations using D3.. This JavaScript library takes some of the headache and limitations out of visualizations allowing you to bring data to life using HTML, SVG and CSS.. This daylong class will begin with an introduction to D3 and its capabilities.. We'll then break into hands-on classes where you'll spend the rest of the day building your own visuals.. Preregistration is required for this session and seating is limited.. Laptops will be provided for this training.. Hands-on classes will be broken into two tracks:.. 1) Beginner.. 2) Advanced.. This class will be designed for experienced programmers who must have experience writing code in some modern programming language (Ruby, Python, etc.. ).. NOTE:.. Registration is required for this session.. to sign up.. See printed schedule for room information.. 9 a.. - 4:50 p.. NewsCamp: The next generation of data viz (Advanced).. Python Mini Boot Camp.. Introduction to Python.. This mini-bootcamp will teach journalists basic programming concepts using the Python language.. The daylong class will introduce language basics  ...   original mini-boot camp.. This series of hands-on classes will introduce you to spreadsheets and databases with IRE's proven techniques.. IRE's experienced trainers will walk you through sorting, calculating and interviewing data.. You'll come away with a solid base for using data analysis in your own newsroom.. In addition, we'll provide you with our boot camp materials to help keep you on track long after you leave the conference.. Seats are available and there is an additional $50 registration fee.. Registration can be done online when you register for the conference.. Sessions will be held Friday and Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.. Mapping Mini Boot Camp.. Learn how to uncover interesting news stories by mapping data with geographic information system (GIS) software during our intensive mini-boot camp and receive a free copy of ArcGIS Desktop*.. IRE and NICAR trainers conduct this hands-on training using the latest version of ArcView GIS.. We will look at noteworthy stories that have used mapping and show you how to uncover stories using census and other data.. You ll learn how to display data geographically; import and query data; geocode to merge databases with addresses into maps.. Attendees will also learn how ArcGIS Online may help as a storytelling platform.. Participants should have basic knowledge in using relational database programs such as Microsoft Access.. Seating is limited and preregistration is required.. *ArcGIS Desktop includes first year call-in technical support and upgrades at no cost to Boot Camp attendees.. ArcGIS Desktop license will not time out.. Call-in technical support and upgrades are available on fee basis in year two.. Please contact the.. Esri Media Relations team.. for further information..

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