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Investigative Reporters & Editors

Fostering excellence in investigative journalism.

three stars

83.40

141 Neff Annex Missouri School of Journalism
Columbia, MO 65211
tel: (573) 882-2042   Web Site
EIN: 51-0166741

Board Leadership
Cheryl W. Thompson
Board President

CEO
Doug Haddix
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.40 three stars
  Financial 77.93 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1975, Investigative Reporters and Editors works to foster excellence in investigative journalism, which is essential to a free society. We accomplish this by providing training, resources and a community of support to investigative journalists; promoting high professional standards; and protecting the rights of investigative journalists. 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. Programs of IRE include the National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting, DocumentCloud and the Campus Coverage Project.

Founded in 1975, Investigative Reporters and Editors works to foster excellence in investigative journalism, which is essential to a free society. We accomplish this by providing training, resources and a community of support to investigative journalists; promoting high professional standards; and protecting the rights of investigative journalists. 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. Programs of IRE include the National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting, DocumentCloud and the Campus Coverage Project.

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Financial

two stars

77.93

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
70.1%
  Administrative Expenses 25.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.00
  Program Expenses Growth 0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Investigative Reporters & Editors on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Investigative Reporters & Editors on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Investigative Reporters & Editors (MO) 83.40 three stars
Second Chance (MD) 88.81 three stars
Jobs For America's Graduates (VA) 86.42 three stars
Getting Out and Staying Out (NY) 91.27 four stars
Collision Repair Education Foundation (IL) 92.54 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,164,572
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,164,572
   Program Service Revenue $1,364,327
Total Primary Revenue $2,528,899
   Other Revenue $-464,428
TOTAL REVENUE $2,064,471
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,603,475
   Administrative Expenses $629,301
   Fundraising Expenses $176,821
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,409,597
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-345,126
   
Net Assets $5,808,612

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting $616,753 38.5%
Conferences $558,920 34.8%
Training and Education $115,090 7.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 83.40 three stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 91.67 four stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 89.37 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 90.80 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.51 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 90.94 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 90.79 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 51-0166741
Name in IRS Master File INVESTIGATIVE REPORTERS AND EDITORS INC
NTEE Code A33
NTEE Classification Printing, Publishing
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date September, 1975
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$115,000 4.77% James Douglas Haddix Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Investigative Reporters & Editors (MO) 83.40 three stars
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SEG Foundation (OK) 85.10 three stars
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Facing History and Ourselves (MA) 90.34 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Investigative Reporters & Editors
141 Neff Annex
Missouri School of Journalism
Columbia, MO 65211
tel: (573) 882-2042
fax: (573) 882-5431
EIN: 51-0166741

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Board Leadership

Cheryl W. Thompson
Board President

CEO

Doug Haddix
Executive Director

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