Apply for free IRE membership renewal through Support a Journalist Program

Current and former IRE members who have been furloughed or laid off since March 2019 qualify for a complimentary one-year IRE membership renewal through IRE’s Support a Journalist Program. The program is intended to help fund memberships for members of the professional and academic IRE community who have struggled to find work during the COVID-19…

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Access IRE20 conference recordings and materials until September 2021

Journalists, journalism educators and students can still register and participate in IRE’s virtual 2020 national conference, which features keynote speaker Ronan Farrow and 150 recorded sessions. Professional and academic members can register until Sept. 13, 2021 for $250, and students can register for $50 to receive access to all of the recorded sessions from the…

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IRE launches online Data Journalism Mini-Bootcamp in spreadsheets and data viz

Update (May 20): The first camp set for June 15-16 is sold out. Another mini-bootcamp will be offered online June 29-30. See below for registration details. Registration is open for IRE’s first-ever online mini-bootcamp in data journalism. In the bootcamp, which will be June 15-16, attendees will learn fundamentals of cleaning, analyzing and visualizing data…

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IRE offers new online training

During the coronavirus crisis, IRE is offering a series of webinars and recorded trainings to help our members and all journalists in these unprecedented times.  The webinars are free and open to IRE members and non-member journalists, students and educators. IRE is committed to bringing all journalists the training they need to help cover the…

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IRE postpones spring workshops due to coronavirus

IRE Watchdog Workshops scheduled this spring in Miami, Pittsburgh and Salt Lake City will be postponed because of the rapidly shifting landscape involving coronavirus. Workshop registration fees will be refunded for those who already have registered. IRE will work with its workshop hosts to reschedule the training events. “There’s too much uncertainty about travel and…

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IRE bringing educator bootcamps to three locations

IRE will provide coast-to-coast training opportunities for college educators and students as part of the new IRE on Campus program. Educator bootcamps will take place in Tucson, Chicago and Syracuse. Additionally, two schools — San Diego State University and Florida A&M University — have also been selected to receive free custom training. Generous funding from…

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10 newsrooms selected for free Total Newsroom Training

Ten newsrooms have been chosen to receive custom watchdog training in the coming year through IRE’s Total Newsroom Training program. TNT provides two days of intensive, in-house training for small and medium-sized newsrooms dedicated to watchdog journalism. This is the seventh year IRE has offered the free program, which is supported through a grant. TNT…

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Apply by Oct. 20 for free custom training in your newsroom

Applications are now open for Total Newsroom Training — IRE’s grant-funded, customized training program returning for its seventh year. IRE’s experienced trainers will visit selected newsrooms for two days of intense, in-house investigative training – all 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 on Campus launches with focus on data, investigative skills

College educators and students will receive investigative and data training through the new IRE on Campus program, which will include special opportunities for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic-Serving Institutions. Generous funding from Lumina Foundation in Indianapolis will help launch the campus initiative. It features two components: Custom training for students and educators on…

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10 newsrooms receive free IRE data training

Ten local newsrooms in the U.S. and Canada have been selected to receive free data training from IRE through the Data In Local Newsrooms Training Program, which is powered by the Google News Initiative. The new program offers small and midsize newsrooms two days of customized in-person data training, follow-up consultation, credits toward IRE data…

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