OLD Media Moves

Biz newsletter publisher gives grant to IRE

September 21, 2007

Posted by Chris Roush

UCG, which publishes newsletters about industries ranging from health care to funeral homes, has given a $10,000 grant to Investigative Reporters and Editors to help it revamp its web site.

IRE“UCG and IRE have the same values, that training is important and investigative journalism matters, so we’re delighted to support IRE with this donation,” said UCG corporate editorial director Lisa Getter, a former IRE board member.

Getter joined UCG in 2005 after a successful newspaper career at the Los Angeles Times and The Miami Herald, where she was a member of two Pulitzer-prize-winning teams. Her role at UCG is chief editorial talent recruiter and trainer for the company, which employs 700 people.

IRE’s Web site, www.ire.org, has more than 40,000 visitors per month and connects thousands of journalists, journalism educators and journalism students to IRE’s resources and training that includes a library of government databases and rich index of investigative stories and tip sheets. UCG’s support will help the organization make the site easier to navigate and use.

Read more here. Isn’t it interesting that the specialty business press is now doing things that the mainstream business press used to do?

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