IRE News : December 2009

IRE offers webinar on stimulus

Join Sarah Cohen of Duke University and Jennifer LaFleur of ProPublica in a one-hour webinar that will help you understand how to follow stimulus dollars from Congress to your town and discover useful tools to make it all easier. You'll learn how to make sense of stimulus data, find out what is available and be better prepared for potential data pitfalls. They'll also discuss what's next regarding stimulus coverage. The webinar will be held Tuesday, January 5 at 10 a.m. CST. Registration is $5 for IRE members, $10 for nonmembers. Click here ... Read more ...

Video shows training results in Minnesota

In a short video, Minnesota journalists describe what they learned during three days of custom IRE training in December. Topics include Twitter, searching the "Deep Web" and using IRS 990 forms to probe nonprofit organizations. Check out the video on the IRE On the Road blog. Nearly 60 reporters, editors and publishers from small newspapers in southern Minnesota participated. The specialized IRE training was sponsored by Huckle and Mainstream newspapers.

Build CAR and Mapping skills at boot camps in Missouri

Tired of feeling frustrated by spreadsheets or intimidated by databases? Or maybe you’ve mastered basic computer-assisted reporting skills and are ready to dive into mapping. Intensive IRE boot camps can help you hone new skills to produce more compelling stories and make yourself invaluable in your newsroom, all in a few days of practical training. Seats are still available for upcoming IRE boot camps to help you master spreadsheets, databases or mapping software. Mapping boot campers receive a valuable software discount as well. Check out IRE’s On The Road blog to see how other journalists have put their ... Read more ...