Open government advocates were outraged when the Department of Health and Human Services decided to cut off access to The National Practitioner Data Bank, a data set that has long been used to investigate lax oversight of physicians. After criticism by multiple organizations, the department relented and put the data bank back online.
We have rebuilt our IRE Awards categories to better reflect changes in our industry that have had great impact on the ways in which news is gathered and presented.
It’s that time of year again – time to enter your best work into the IRE Awards. Among the most prestigious in journalism, the IRE Awards recognize outstanding investigative reporting across all media. Eligible entries must have been published or aired between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2011. The postmark deadline for submissions is Jan.13, 2012.
Teachers not making the grade. Under reported cases of sexual assault and other crimes on college campuses nationwide. Immigrant’s impact on the economy.
The journalists who attend the Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference do many things for their newsrooms: They analyze data, build websites, write stories, scrape and acquire records.
Applications are now being accepted from college students nationwide for the 2012 Campus Coverage Project. Apply online at www.ire.org/campus. The deadline for applications is this Friday, Sept. 30.