Magazine article Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. The IRE Journal

Mark Walker Joins IRE as Training Director

Magazine article Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. The IRE Journal

Mark Walker Joins IRE as Training Director

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Mark Walker of Argus Leader Media in South Dakota joined the Investigative Reporters and Editors staff Oct. 9 as a training director.

For nearly five years, Walker worked in a variety of positions for Argus Leader Media in Sioux Falls. He most recently worked as a watchdog reporter focusing on law and order.

"Mark is the epitome of the power of putting IRE training to use for watchdog reporting," IRE Executive Director Doug Haddix said. "Mark attended a weeklong IRE data boot camp and has participated in four national IRE conferences. He consistently has found ways to incorporate IRE training into his reporting. He's well-positioned to train other journalists to follow his example."

In 2016, Walker was named South Dakota Young Journalist of the Year and won the South Dakota Newspaper Association's public service reporting award. …

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