Temple University Boot Camp
IRE will be offering a computer-assisted reporting boot camp at Temple University in Philadelphia, Penn., August 19-22. During these four days attendees will be introduced to analyzing data for stories with spreadsheets and database managers. In addition, they'll learn ways to find data, craft open records requests and negotiate for electronic information.
Because of the generosity from the Center for Public Interest Journalism we're able to offer a reduced flat rate of $200 to attend this hands-on training. Register today as seats are limited.
Experienced IRE trainers will teach you how to summarize data using Microsoft Excel and query information using Structured Query Language in Microsoft Access.
More information including hotels and a sample schedule will be posted soon. For questions please contact email@example.com.
Special offer: Fellowships for mapping training
IRE and Esri have partnered to offer 10 fellowships to attend mapping training at the 2013 Esri International Users Conference from July 6-10 in San Diego and 3 fellowships to the IRE Mapping Boot Camp from August 9-11 at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Mo.
The users conference fellowships cover airfare and four nights lodging, and the boot camp fellowships cover airfare and three nights lodging. The users conference schedule includes attendance at the following events: Esri Business Summit (July 7) to learn about how international businesses are using advance mapping technology, Conference Plenary Session (July 8); and Media Workshops and mapping training (July 9). Click here to apply.
Attend any one of these boot camps or advanced boot camps to learn how to analyze data using spreadsheets and databases, map data, or use statistical analysis in your work. Participants are encouraged to bring their own data to work on during open lab time.
Computer-Assisted Reporting Boot Camps are partially supported by the John S. & James. L. Knight Foundation. NICAR is a joint program of IRE and the Missouri School of Journalism.
Financial assistance is available. IRE and NICAR offer special fellowships to minority journalists. The fellowship cover tuition and most of travel and lodging costs.
- “Great program! You expanded my thinking on what is doable.”
— Josh Wilson, WFTV-Orlando
Choose a boot camp:
CAR boot camps - Learn to acquire electronic information, use spreadsheets and databases to analyze information and translate that information into stories. These boot camps are offered several times each year. In addition, NICAR provides followup help when participants return to their organizations. Click for registration, fees and schedule information.
January 14-18, 2013 — Columbia, MO (Registration for this camp is closed.)
March 24-28, 2013 — Columbia, MO (Registration for this camp is closed.)
August 4-8, 2013 - Columbia, MO (Download registration form)
Mapping boot camps - Learn how to uncover interesting news stories by mapping data with geographic information system (GIS) software. IRE and NICAR will conduct this hands-on training using ArcView 9 GIS. Participants should have basic knowledge in using relational database software such as Access or MySQL. Registrants for this seminar will receive "Mapping the News: Case Studies in GIS and Journalism" at no extra cost. Mapping mini-boot camps are held at IRE and NICAR headquarters in Columbia, Mo. Click for registration, fees and schedule information.
August 9-11 2013 - Columbia, MO (Download registration form)
Statistics mini-boot camps - Strengthen your skills with statistical analysis training to add deeper insight and credibility to your stories. Reporters should know spreadsheet and database manager applications and have experience in computer-assisted reporting. Click for registration, fees and schedule information.
Web Programming mini boot camps - Learn how to take important databases—from local crime stats to school test scores—and turn them into powerful, useful tools for your Web site audience. You know it’s the next step for your CAR skills. Start building your own online data features with these advanced hands-on classes: Web Programming for Journalists and Django for Djournalists. Choose between 3-day and 6-day training options.