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Posted: March 3, 2017 | Tags: IRE
Jacksonville, Florida, was the host city for this year’s Computer-Assisted Reporting conference, one of two annual conferences run by the Investigative Reporters and Editors. The March 2-5 program included practical tips, story ideas and computer training. Tipsheets and links are online, too.
Chuck Lewis, Workshop founding executive editor, moderated “Doing data journalism under duress” on March 3, which covered collaboration across borders and ways to make data more globally accessible.
The three speakers on the panel brought unique experiences and skills: Anatoliy Bondarenko, head of data apps team at Texty.org.ua; Rigoberto Carvajal, the International Consortium of Investigative ...
Posted: July 7, 2015 | Tags: IRE
Icon by Sydney Ling, IRW
Reporters and editors from the Investigative Reporting Workshop were among the 1,800 attendees at this year’s Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) conference in Philadelphia. Earlier this month, we traveled from our home base in Washington, D.C. to learned how to better serve our community by improving our chops at finding stories, fact-checking, interviewing, source-building and data reporting. Here are some of the sessions we’re still talking about the programs:
Always trying to add to our data reporting repertoire, some Workshop reporters headed to a two-hour Python introduction. Python, as ...
Posted: June 1, 2015 | Tags: IRE
Workshop editors and a dozen students will be attending the annual Investigative Reporters & Editors conference in Philadelphia this week and helping to shape the program by moderating and participating in a variety of panels.
• Senior Editor John Sullivan will moderate "On the beat: Criminal justice," at 11:20 a.m. on Thursday.
• Data Editor David Donald will talk about "From facts to data: Making your stories airtight" at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday; "Doing stats in Excel" at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday; and "Data Deep Dives" at 4:50 p.m. on Saturday, during which he and ...
"Years of Living Dangerously," to air on Showtime in April 2014, looks at the impact of climate change around the world. The Workshop's Senior Producer, Margaret Ebrahim, has been reporting two of the stories in the eight-part series: one explores the natural-gas boom and the other is about the rise in renewable energy development.
The series will feature actors Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Olivia Munn, Jessica Alba, Don Cheadle, America Ferrera and Michael C. Hall as correspondents, as well as New York Times' columnists Mark Bittman and Thomas Friedman and CBS News' "60 Minutes" correspondent Lesley Stahl.
Ebrahim has ...
Posted: June 25, 2013 | Tags: IRE
More than 1,200 journalists from around the world showed up last week in San Antonio for the annual Investigative Reporters and Editors conference. From my perspective, here are some of the memorable moments:
- The IRE awards luncheon (my Tweet: “The best hour in journalism”) is always a highlight. But this year’s keynote speech by Mexican journalist Marcela Turati was one of the most powerful I have ever heard. With chilling detail she described the violence the drug cartels are visiting on her country — and how the cartels intimidate and murder journalists in order to help prolong their reign ...
Posted: June 26, 2012 | Tags: IRE
Reporting has undergone a revolution since Donald Barlett and James Steele published their series, “America: What Went Wrong,” two decades ago in the Philadelphia Inquirer. New tools and datasets have reconstructed the techniques reporters have always used to investigate stories.
“This is the golden age of reporting, in many ways,” Steele said during a panel discussion at the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) national conference last week in Boston. “The ease with which you can do these things now is astonishing.”
Photo by Samantha Sunne, Investigative Reporting Workshop
From left, Rose Ciotta, Kat Aaron, Jim Steele and Chuck Lewis talk ...
Posted: June 23, 2012 | Tags: IRE
I joined two of the Workshop’s other student researchers, Samantha Sunne and Hilary Niles, at the annual Investigative Reporters and Editors conference in Boston last weekend, where nearly 1,200 journalists and media professionals dove into computer-assisted reporting, swapped tips on interviewing tough subjects and talked about how to cover topics like racial disparities, crime and the environment. But the core of investigative reporting — holding powerful people accountable for their actions — was the focus of a panel hosted by the Workshop and moderated by our executive editor, Charles Lewis.
Lewis asked these award-winning panelists to talk about their observations ...