Events and Training

IRE Training Events

  • 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 ...

  • Aug. 13, 2014

    Washington, District of Columbia

    Washington, D.C. Watchdog Workshop

    Investigative Reporters and Editors Watchdog Workshops offer tips, tools and training that you can use immediately to add depth to your work, from breaking news coverage to quick-turn enterprise and long-term projects. Reporters, editors and producers return to their newsrooms with hard-hitting story ideas, websites and online resources to explore, lists of key documents to obtain, techniques for more effective reporting, ways to use the web and social media to find information, insight into the latest technology for news gathering and much more.

    This workshop is hosted in conjunction with AAJA's National Conference in Washington, D.C.

    IRE thanks the Ethics ...

  • Aug. 18, 2014

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    2014 Temple University Boot Camp

    IRE will be offering a computer-assisted reporting boot camp at Temple University sponsored by the Center for Public Interest Journalism. 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. Experienced IRE trainers will teach attendees how to summarize data using Microsoft Excel and ...

  • Sept. 4, 2014

    Columbia, Missouri

    2014 September - Coding for Journalists Boot Camp

    IRE and the University of Missouri Journalism School are offering a special workshop Sept. 4-7 that will introduce the basics of newsroom programming by teaching how to build one of the simplest but most useful tools in a data journalist's toolbox: a web scraper designed to automate the downloading of data. The workshop will also teach basic data-cleaning skills needed to prepare a dataset of public records for analysis. 

    The course will be taught using Python, but the concepts will be applicable to any programming language. We'll cover topics like how to write and run code, how computer programs are ...

  • March 5, 2015

    Atlanta, Georgia

    2015 CAR Conference

    Join IRE and NICAR for our annual conference devoted to computer-assisted reporting. Come and learn about tools you need to dig deeper into stories and give readers and viewers the information they want.