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 Journal 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.