Annual Investigative Reporters & Editors Conference

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Authors Sean Campbell and Scott Swigart to Speak at Annual Investigative Reporters and Editors Conference

Portland, Oregon, June 12, 2012 – Campbell and Swigart will join the best in the business in a hands-on workshop and conference hosted by Investigative Reporters and & Editors held in Boston MA June 14th – 17th 2012.

Each year the IRE (Investigative Reporters & Editors) provides investigative journalist with the tools and tips needed to uncover and break the world’s biggest stories. “We are excited and honored to have been invited to participate this year”, says Sean Campbell. “Scott and I feel the tools we use for competitive intelligence have a lot of value for investigative reporters”.

Campbell and Swigart are the acclaimed authors of Going Beyond Google: Gathering Internet Intelligence, now in its third printing. “To be an exceptional journalist you have to dive deeper, much deeper”, says Campbell. “Our contribution to the IRE Conference will be to help investigative reporters and editors find information beyond the cursory Google search and provide some immediate tools to quickly crunch the data once it’s located.”

The importance of mastering these skills will become increasingly important as the competition for breaking stories heats up during the presidential election.

About Campbell and Swigart:

Cascade Insights founders and publisher, Sean Campbell and Scott Swigart are recognized throughout the world as CI knowledge leaders and have lectured at literally hundreds of industry events, webcasts, and conferences throughout the world and are consultants for many of the Fortune 100 and 500 companies around the globe. They are currently working on their second book.

About IRE:

Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. 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.

About the IRE Conference: IRE 2012: Boston

CI IRE Press Release

By Sean Campbell
By Scott Swigart

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