Learn to write code, build a web scraper at our September workshop

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…

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Start planning for the 2014 IRE Conference in San Francisco

The IRE Conference in San Francisco is only a few months away. Here are a few things to consider as you make your travel plans:   Expected Speakers and Sessions The best in the business will gather for panels, hands-on classes and special presentations about covering business, public safety, government, health care, education, the military,…

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Join IRE at Meetups in Chicago, San Francisco

Come see old friends, make new ones, network and exchange your favorite tools for investigative reporting at two IRE Meetups next month. IRE Bay Area: Tuesday, April 22 from 7-9 p.m. at Comal IRE Chicago: Thursday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. at BlackFinn Ameripub You don’t need to be an IRE member to attend, but…

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Learn how to investigate local government on a shoestring budget

IRE and Poynter announced a low-cost investigative workshop: Investigating Local Government on a Shoestring Budget. With growing Medicare and pension costs, 2013 will be a rough year for local governments that face significant budget deficits in a slowly recovering economy. These governments face critical decisions, IRE and Poynter are offering  training to ensure journalists are…

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Introducing Total Newsroom Training, a new program from IRE

IRE is launching a new program and is looking for news organizations dedicated to doing watchdog work. This is your newsroom’s opportunity to have intense, in-house investigative training — for free. If your organization is hungry for customized investigative training and can’t afford it, apply today. Spots are limited. Total Newsroom Training from IRE is designed to…

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