30 journalists receive IRE scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of the Park Foundation, IRE donors and the Ottaway Fund, IRE is fortunate to have funding available to provide scholarships to its three 2018 On-the-Road Boot Camps.   IRE awarded 10 scholarships to the October 2018 Python Boot Camp in Pittsburgh to the following: Emily Corwin, Vermont Public Radio Kristin Dalton, The…

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Mizzou students, staff invited to attend workshop series

Boost your investigative reporting skills this school year with this series of workshops at the Missouri School of Journalism. Investigative Reporters and Editors, a global membership non-profit based at the school, is organizing these sessions for students, faculty and staff. Attendees will learn how they can improve their work, regardless of whether they aspire to…

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FIRE Diversity Fellowships for IRE trainings

Freelance Investigative Reporters and Editors (FIRE), a fiscally sponsored project of IRE, is pleased to announce the launch of FIRE Diversity Fellowships to promote investigative training for underrepresented reporters nationwide. Made possible with support from the Ford Foundation, the fellowships are available to journalists of color currently working as freelance investigative reporters, or planning to…

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Apply by Sept. 23 for free custom training in your newsroom

Applications are now open for Total Newsroom Training — IRE’s grant-funded, customized training program that is returning for its sixth year. IRE’s experienced trainers will visit selected newsrooms for two days of intense, in-house investigative training — at no cost. Spots in the program are limited and awarded on a competitive basis. Total Newsroom Training is meant…

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IRE boot camps going on the road, scholarships available

IRE is bringing its acclaimed data and coding boot camps to three cities this fall and offering scholarships to each camp. These boot camps are sponsored in part by the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation. The camps will include instruction in data analysis and cleaning using Excel, SQL, Python and — for the first time —…

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Four journalists receive CAR Boot Camp fellowships

Thanks to the generosity of many, IRE is fortunate to have funding available to provide fellowships to its training events. These fellowships provide financial assistance to attend IRE boot camps. This month, IRE awarded four fellowships for the March 2018 CAR Boot Camp. Lauren Rosenthal from North Country Public Radio (Canton, New York), Simone Weichselbaum…

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Sign up for special hands-on classes at NICAR18

Want to supercharge your data skills? Consider adding one of our extra hands-on classes to your 2018 CAR Conference registration. We’ll be offering more than 138 hours of hands-on training in Chicago March 8-11. These classes take place in computer labs, and the vast majority are already included in the cost of your registration. Seating…

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Six journalists receive IRE fellowships

Thanks to the generosity of many, IRE is fortunate to have funding available to provide fellowships to its training events. These fellowships provide financial assistance to attend IRE boot camps. This month, IRE awarded six fellowships for the January 2018 CAR Boot Camp. Jenni Monet, a freelance journalist from Tucson, Arizona, and Kristen Taketa, from…

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Tell us which hands-on classes you don’t want to miss at NICAR17

We hope you’re joining us in Jacksonville, March 2-5, for the 2017 CAR Conference. We want to hear which hands-on classes you’re most excited to attend. Consider taking our survey to help us plan repeat sessions. We’ll keep the survey open through Sunday, Jan. 29. At that time, we’ll tally the votes to help us plan repeats…

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Election 2016: Watch free videos on campaign finance, advertising analysis tools

As part of our NICAR-Learn video series, we’ve released three new training videos on working with election data, specifically campaign finance and advertising. We’ve made the videos – and a few others we think might be useful for election coverage – free and available to everyone between now and Election Day. After that, the videos…

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