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Encyclopedia > Investigative Reporters and Editors

Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that focuses on the quality of investigative reporting. Formed in 1975, it is best known for the IRE Awards, which, within the journalism industry, are considered to be the highest award that is attainable, short of an actual Pulitzer Prize. A non-profit organization (often called non-profit org or simply non-profit or not-for-profit) can be seen as an organization that doesnt have a goal to make a profit. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Journalism is a discipline of collecting, analyzing, verifying, and presenting information gathered regarding current events, including trends, issues and people. ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical compositions. ...

The award has categories in all different media:

  • Newspapers
    • Circulation less than 100,000
    • Circulation between 100,000 and 250,000
    • Circulation between 250,000 and 500,000
    • Circulation more than 500,000 (or wire service entry)
    • Local-circulation weekly
  • Television
    • Network or syndicated program
    • Top 20 market
    • Below Top 20 market
  • Other Media
    • Magazine/Specialty Publication
    • Book
    • Radio
    • Online
  • Special Categories
    • Tom Renner Award: For the best investigative reporting about organized crime or other criminal acts
    • IRE FOI Award: Honors an individual or organization whose significant actions furthered open records or open government
    • Student Award: Outstanding investigative reporting by a student

Organized crime is crime carried out systematically by formal criminal organizations. ...




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