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Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc

aka IRE/NICAR   |   Columbia, MO   |  www.ire.org

Mission

Investigative Reporters and Editors 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 and around the world.

Ruling year info

1975

Executive director

Diana R. Fuentes

Main address

109 Lee HIlls Hall, UMC 221 S. 8th Street

Columbia, MO 65201 USA

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EIN

51-0166741

NTEE code info

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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A rapidly changing landscape for news and information requires regular training and fresh resources so that journalists can be more effective watchdogs of government, business and other institutions. Layoffs across newsrooms have led to smaller staffs, with a lot of younger journalists entering the field without adequate training in investigative techniques, data and public records. IRE programs and services aim to bridge the gap so that journalists on all platforms can do a more effective job of covering issues of key importance in their communities.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

IRE national conference

Each June, IRE hosts a national conference that attracts 1,600-1,900 attendees from all types of news platforms. Panel sessions, hands-on classes, demos and other training opportunities enable journalists, educators and students to sharpen their watchdog skills.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

IRE strives to empower all reporters to be watchdog reporters -- not just journalists who work on newspaper project desk or TV I-teams. Every beat, every department, every type of news can benefit from a deeper understanding of public records, data, documents and investigative techniques in interviewing and storytelling. IRE aims to empower and equip more journalists to serve as effective watchdogs in their communities.

IRE has worked to diversify its revenue stream so that its work can continue to meet the changing needs of newsrooms and news organizations. Through a blend of membership fees, conference and training registrations, foundation support and an endowment, IRE has positioned itself to be a sustainable organization since 1975. IRE employs full-time trainers who travel the country to conduct workshops and training in newsrooms. This enables the IRE team to keep its finger on the pulse of evolving needs and opportunities in newsrooms. With more than 5,500 members, IRE has a strong stable of talented volunteer speakers and trainers who supplement the full-time staff.

In recent years, IRE staff has been restructured to meet emerging needs and to remain nimble in responding to the changing news landscape. IRE created a new position, director of partnerships, to improve relationships with donors, foundations, newsrooms and other collaborators. This position already has helped IRE widen its bandwidth to provide more workshops and training. IRE has attracted highly qualified trainers and other staff members, who work hard to maintain the organization's high standards and reputation for stellar training and resources.

IRE is attracting larger crowds at its national conferences. During the past five years, attendance has jumped by more than 50 percent at both national conferences. In addition, larger numbers of journalists and students have attended regional workshops. Fundraising is reaching record levels, as IRE works with individuals and foundations to support the critical work of training and supporting investigative journalists.

Financials

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Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc

Board of directors
as of 11/16/2022
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Board chair

Mark Walker

The New York Times

Term: 2023 - 2022

Cindy Galli

ABC News

Organizational demographics

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