Some 4,500 journalists belong to IRE, which was founded in 1975. I joined more than 800 journalists at the four-day conference, which ended today in Orlando.
Garcia is executive editor of El Nuevo Herald. For more information about his selection as IRE president, see the Miami Herald story.
An IRE blurb on Garcia says:
He is a former metro editor, special projects editor, courts and cops editor and member of The Miami Herald's I-team. Garcia was a key reporter and writer in The Herald's 1999 and 2002 Pulitzer Prize-winning investigations. He and Jason Grotto shared a 2004 IRE Award for their project "Justice Withheld."