10 newsrooms to receive free IRE Total Newsroom Training

Ten newsrooms have been chosen to receive custom watchdog training 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 sixth year IRE has offered the free program, which is supported through a grant. TNT newsroom training is customized…

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IRE announces winners of Total Newsroom Training Fellowships

Three journalists have been awarded Total Newsroom Training Fellowships for IRE’s data analysis boot camp in January. The fellowship is offered to alumni of the TNT program, which provides intense, in-house training for small and medium-sized newsrooms dedicated to watchdog journalism. TNT alumni are still encouraged to apply for three remaining fellowships for the boot camp in March.  The fellowships…

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IRE awards 3 fellowships and free training to 10 newsrooms

Ten newsrooms have been chosen for IRE’s Total Newsroom Training this year. TNT provides intense, in-house training for small and medium-sized newsrooms dedicated to watchdog journalism. This is the fourth year IRE has offered the free program.   IRE also awarded three TNT Fellowships for IRE’s data analysis boot camp next month. TNT alumni are still encouraged to apply for six…

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IRE Preview: Turn data into stories with our new hands-on classes

While many of our hands-on classes still focus on using software, we recognize that it can be incredibly helpful for journalists to sit down with an expert guide to usher them through the process of turning data into a story. So we’re offering something a little different this year at the IRE Conference in Philadelphia…

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IRE, Esri partner to offer fellowships for mapping training

IRE and Esri have partnered to offer fellowships to attend mapping training at the 2015 Esri Conference from July 18-22 in San Diego or the IRE Mapping Boot Camp from August 7-9 at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Mo. The Esri Conference fellowships cover airfare and four nights lodging, and the Boot Camp fellowships cover airfare and three nights lodging. The Esri Conference…

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Total Newsroom Training is back!

IRE is happy to announce the return of the Total Newsroom Training program. 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 is designed to increase the ability of…

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Sign up for special training at the 2015 CAR Conference

If you’re planning on attending the 2015 CAR Conference make sure to check out the special workshops and training opportunities that require pre-registration. You can learn more about each of these events by visiting our Special Training page, but here’s a look at some of our offerings.   Techraking 10 <=: Bootstrapping the News Sponsor:…

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IRE to offer computer-assisted reporting boot camp at Temple University

IRE will be offering a computer-assisted reporting boot camp at Temple University in Philadelphia, Penn., August 19-22. 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. Because of the generosity…

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Follow the money with IRE’s election coverage webinar

There are several ways that political funds can play a role in key states, especially during an election year. In IRE’s 2012 election coverage webinar from Derek Willis of The New York Times, you’ll see how to trace money that comes from outside sources to state-based political groups, and how to follow the path of…

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Covering Hurricane Irene: The next few days and beyond

By Kyle DeasGraduate student, University of Missouri It’s looking increasingly likely that Hurricane Irene will wreak havoc up and down the Eastern seaboard this weekend. As the storm gathers strength and speed, you may be wondering how to cover its landing and the aftermath. This past week, after an earthquake hit Virginia, we published a blog post called “Breaking…

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