Journalists gathered for the IRE Conference in Orlando (includes video story)

The 2023 IRE Conference took place this past weekend in Orlando, where reporters and editors came from all over the nation to network and learn from industry leaders.

The Investigative Reporters and Editors yearly conference occurred in Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. Conference-goers were eager to explore these halls and advance their journalism careers by attending hourly meetings that offered in-depth skills and insight.

There were panel discussions on every subject in journalism, orchestrated by professionals in their field.

“Those kinds of [social impact] stories are harder to get,” said Corey Johnson, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist for ProPública. “It is a higher bar, it’s a higher threshold. It’s not just ‘Oh, isn’t that interesting?,’ it’s like ‘Oh, that’s a problem that we need to care about.'”

The IRE conference invites everyone to mingle and master their craft among like-minded people who will remember their work for years to come.


Paloma Pimentel is a senior at FIU majoring in Digital Journalism and Communications, with a background in sociological studies. She is passionate about writing environmental and social issues stories, and is on her path to becoming an investigative journalist.  Having traveled to 20 countries already, she seeks to know more about the world and write stories about it.

Parsa Sadjadi specializes in video editing, graphic design and videography. He also loves a good adventure where he can find good stories.

Antonio Gimenez is a cybersecurity analyst and a journalist. He describes himself as a polemicist, essayist, and alchemist of ideas.