Events and Training

IRE Training Events

  • April 28, 2014

    Chicago, Illinois

    IRE, SPJ, NECIR Training - Chicago

    Do you have reporters or editors on your staff who would benefit from training to help them produce enterprise and investigative stories?

    Thanks to a grant from Sigma Delta Chi Foundation, the Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ) is working with Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) and the New England Center for Investigative Reporting (NECIR) to offer two-day Watchdog Reporting Workshops for journalists from your region. 

    We're looking for two reporters, editors or producers from your newsroom who you believe have the desire and the potential to do in-depth investigative stories.  No previous investigative reporting experience necessary. ...

  • May 12, 2014

    Fort Worth, Texas

    IRE, SPJ, NECIR Training - Fort Worth

    Do you have reporters or editors on your staff who would benefit from training to help them produce enterprise and investigative stories?

    Thanks to a grant from Sigma Delta Chi Foundation, the Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ) is working with Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) and the New England Center for Investigative Reporting (NECIR) to offer two-day Watchdog Reporting Workshops for journalists from your region. 

    We're looking for two reporters, editors or producers from your newsroom who you believe have the desire and the potential to do in-depth investigative stories.  No previous investigative reporting experience necessary.  These workshops will teach the basics including ...

  • May 16, 2014

    Washington, District of Columbia

    2014 May - Stats Boot Camp

    Return to your newsroom ready to craft statistics into stories that count! This workshop is aimed at strenghening the skills of reporters who are familiar with basic computer-assisted reporting and want to add statistical analysis to their toolkits.

    Registration

    Registration for this Stats Boot Camp is online.  Additional details including pricing and a sample schedule can be found on the Stats Boot Camp page.   

    Register for the May Stats Boot Camp

    Workshop Location

    The workshop will take place at American University in the McKinley Building, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.  Campus map

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  • June 26, 2014

    San Francisco, California

    2014 IRE Conference

    The best in the business will gather for more than 100 panels, hands-on classes and special presentations about covering business, public safety, government, health care, education, the military, the environment and other key beats. Speakers will share strategies for locating documents and gaining access to public records, finding the best stories and managing investigations. Join the discussion about how to practice investigative journalism in print, broadcast, Web and alternative newsroom models.

    For more information, visit our conference page.

  • Aug. 3, 2014

    Columbia, Missouri

    2014 August - CAR Boot Camp

    Learn how to acquire electronic information, use spreadsheets and databases to analyze the information and translate that information into high-impact stories. In addition, NICAR provides follow-up help when participants return to their news organizations.

  • Aug. 8, 2014

    Columbia, Missouri

    2014 August - Mapping Boot Camp

    IRE and NICAR conducts this hands-on training using the latest version of ArcView GIS. We will look at noteworthy stories that have used mapping and show you how to uncover stories using census and other data. The sessions will include address geocoding, thematic mapping, overlaying and spatial analysis.

    Participants should have basic knowledge in using relational database programs such as Microsoft Access.

    NICAR is a joint program of IRE and the Missouri School of Journalism.

    Attendees of the bootcamp have the option to receive the following discounts from ESRI.

    ArcGIS Desktop includes first year call-in technical support and upgrades at ...