Brant Houston

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Brant Houston "is the Knight Chair in Investigative and Enterprise Reporting at the University of Illinois where he teaches journalism and works on programs for working journalists. Prior to becoming the Knight Chair, Houston served for more than 10 years as executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), a nonprofit organization of 3,600 members headquartered at the University of Missouri, where he was a professor in journalism. He also is co-founder the Global Investigative Journalism Network and serves on advisory boards of several investigative centers in the United States. He is the author of "Computer-Assisted Reporting: A Practical Guide" and co-author of "The Investigative Reporter's Handbook." Before joining IRE, Houston was an award-winning investigative reporter at U.S. daily newspapers for 17 years." [1]

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  1. Directors, Fund for Investigative Journalism, accessed January 8, 2010.