Ron Nixon, Ida B. Wells Society co-founder and global investigations editor for The Associated Press, has been announced as the keynote speaker for IRE’s 2021 virtual conference to be held from June 14-June 18. IRE said that Nixon “embodies the spirit of IRE through his commitment to mentorship, training and volunteering with the organization.” In addition to the workshops that he offers through the Society, he served as training director at IRE from 2000 to 2003.
“The board is excited to have chosen Ron as the keynote for this year’s annual conference,” IRE Board President Cheryl W. Thompson said. “Whether it’s mentoring younger IRE members or pitching in on a panel, Ron has contributed so much to this organization over the years. And his commitment to diversity is unwavering. We look forward to his inspiring message.”
Nixon will be joined by a number of acclaimed journalists who will talk about covering topics from Asian-American hate, the pandemic, social justice protests, international corruption and more.
Read more about the other conference speakers here.