This year’s big investigative journalism conference doesn’t seem to have as much education-specific programming as last year, but there’s still lots to do.
This year’s Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) conference in Orlando doesn’t seem quite as education-focused as it was last year in Phoenix, when Nikole Hannah-Jones was a keynote speaker and there were panels on everything from special education to FERPA.
But there’s still lots for education journalists who are there to take in, including panels on vouchers, bias, immigrant and Native communities, and reporting while female.
And there are lots of folks who are going to be there. Some of the many education journalists (and friends of education journalism) who are going to be there include Adam Harris, Arianna Prothero, Leslie Postal, Nadege Green, Annie Martin, Nicole Dungca, Brittny Mejia, Bethany Barnes, Lauren Caruba, Melissa Korn, Carrie Jung, and Perla Trevizo.
Here are some highlights:
Schools without rules (Thursday)
Investigating access to higher education (Thursday)
#MeToo U: Sexual assault on campus (Saturday)
Charter schools and vouchers (Saturday)
Sourcing while female (Saturday)
Here is a day-by-day schedule of panels you might want to check out (or read about on Twitter) over the next few days:
Covering hate in America (Sponsored by the Southern Poverty Law Center)
Investigating access to higher education (Sponsored by Lumina Foundation)
The tools and apps every reporter should know (Sponsored by Knight Foundation)