Outgoing IRE director to join The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting

Mark Horvit, the outgoing executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors, is joining the board of directors of the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting. Horvit has served eight years as executive director of IRE, a 5,500-member association that conducts the largest conferences in investigative and computer-assisted journalism in the world and offers numerous workshops and online training sessions.

USDA rules would increase food stamp access to healthy foods – Fit for Life

The Agriculture Department unveiled new rules on Tuesday that would force retailers who accept food stamps to stock a wider variety of healthy foods or face the loss of business as consumers shop elsewhere. The proposed rules are designed to ensure that the more than 46 million Americans who use food stamps have better access to healthy foods although they don’t dictate what people buy or eat. A person using food stamp dollars could still purchase as much junk food as they wanted, but they would at least have more options in the store to buy fruits, vegetables, dairy, meats and bread. Source: USDA rules would increase food stamp access to healthy foods – Fit for Life