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2010 IRE Awards
The IRE Awards, among the most prestigious in journalism, recognize outstanding investigative reporting across all media. All contest entries include a detailed questionnaire on the investigation, and together these create a unique and invaluable teaching resource for fellow journalists by providing insight into the successes and challenges of each investigation. The postmark deadline for the 2010 IRE Awards was Friday, January 14, 2011.
Two new categories have been introduced for the 2010 IRE Awards:
- Partnership or Collaboration: An IRE Medal for Outstanding Investigative Reporting OR an IRE Certificate of Recognition for a partnership or collaboration among various media entities.
- Gannett Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism: The award recognizes the use of digital innovation in the gathering and/or delivery of watchdog and investigative news to its audience. It honors work that stands out for its creative use of digital tools to further a news organization’s ability to serve as a watchdog in its community. This comes with a $5,000 prize from Gannett.
Click to download the 2010 IRE Awards Entry Form.The 2010 IRE Awards winners will be announced in late March 2011, and the awards will be presented at the 2011 IRE Conference in Orlando.
Investigative Reporter's Handbook, 5th Edition
The fifth edition of "The Investigative Reporter’s Handbook" by Brant Houston and Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. is available to order from the IRE Bookstore. Order the book online or call the IRE Resource Center (573-882-3364). $48 for IRE members; $58 for non-members
"The Investigative Reporter’s Handbook" is the best-selling classroom and newsroom classic. Useful as a textbook in advanced journalism courses and as a reference for professional journalists, this book shows students how to use 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.
Select one of the following options to search thousands of articles and tipsheets with expert advice on how to pursue stories.
Submit your stories
Submit your investigative stories to be archived in the IRE Resource Center. Download and fill out this form and mail it to us with your submission.