Temple partnering with IRE Conference in Philadelphia

ire2015phillybannerlogoThe Temple University School of Media and Communication is partnering on multiple levels with the 2015 IRE Conference, scheduled for June 4th through 7th in Philadelphia.

The Center for Public Interest Journalism is providing sponsorships for 25 journalists from the Philadelphia region to attend the conference at no cost.

The sponsorship application deadline is April 30th. Apply now!

Temple is also sponsoring a track of panels focused on diversity in journalism during the conference.

“This collaboration between Temple and IRE is a unique and exciting opportunity for our students, our faculty and for the Philadelphia journalism community we help support,” said Dean David Boardman, who is a former president of IRE. “There is no more important training organization in journalism than IRE.”

Faculty members and staff members have been partcipating on the conference planning committee and will be attending. A group of Temple students will also be selected to participate as volunteers.

New York Times Investigative reporter James Risen will keynote the conference. Influential journalists Seymour Hersh, Yoani Sánchez and Laura Poitras will participate conversation-style sessions.

You can find information concerning topics, training, mentoring opportunities and more on the conference homepage.

The conference will be held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Check the IRE site for travel information.

About #IRE15:

The best in the business will gather for more than 150 panels, hands-on classes and special presentations about covering business, public safety, government, health care, education, the military, the environment and other key beats. Speakers will share strategies for locating documents and gaining access to public records, finding the best stories and managing investigations. Join the discussion about how to practice investigative journalism in print, broadcast, Web and alternative newsroom models.

About IRE:

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.