Data visualization training, discount to SND conference for IRE members

Learn data visualization during a one-day workshop presented by IRE and The Society for News Design. Sarah Cohen, Jaimi Dowdell and Derek Willis will lead the hands-on workshop that’ll take attendees from soup-to-nuts in data manipulation and visualization. We’ll start off teaching where to find public data, how to clean, organize and prepare it, including some Excel training,…

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Training from Orlando you can take home

More than 850 journalists, educators and other professionals learned new skills, shared ideas and discussed best practices for journalism at the 2011 IRE Conference. Whether you made it to the conference or not, there are tips and tools that can be used in daily reporting and long-term projects.Now that the conference is in the past,…

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Hotel deadline ends Friday, registration Monday for the 2011 IRE Conference in Orlando

Registration for the 2011 IRE Conference ends Monday at 5 p.m. (Central Standard Time) and Friday is the last day to book a hotel room at the discounted rate. The conference will be held at the Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld. The discounted room rate is available until Friday, May 20, or until our room…

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Free webinar to IRE members: Investigating aviation safety

From plane parts cracking to air traffic controllers snoozing, there’s plenty to investigate in the aviation industry. Join NPR’s Robert Benincasa to learn about tools that can help you better cover the ever-growing issues in the sky. Learn how to expore the web to track down an aircraft’s history, problems with particular aircraft models and…

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Check out these training sessions online

There are new training videos are available on the IRE website, including free CAR training videos for IRE members. If you missed Tisha Thompson’s recent webinar that highlighted documents and data that will help you juice up your stories, it is available now. It’s only $5 for members ($10 for nonmembers). And IRE members have…

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Census workshops scheduled this fall

IRE will present two regional workshops this fall to help you get ready for Census 2010 data and learn how to use annual census surveys to produce compelling enterprise stories. The full-day workshops will be held Oct. 16 in Washington, D.C (full details and registration here) and Nov. 13 in Cincinnati, Ohio (full details and registration…

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On The Road: Manage your time for investigative stories

By Doug Haddix IRE training director Time management can be a reporter’s biggest challenge when it comes to watchdog stories. During a recent Better Watchdog Workshop in Denver, two seasoned investigative journalists shared tips and tricks they’ve learned to make time for the big story. Advice and tips came from Raquel Rutledge of the Milwaukee…

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August Boot Camps — seats are still available, register today!

Mapping Boot Camp August 13-15, 2010 (University of Missouri, Columbia, MO) Take your CAR skills to the next level by learning how to uncover the “where” in your data.  Instructors Jennifer LaFleur of ProPublica and David Herzog of NICAR will show how to use ArcView geographic information system (GIS) software in this intensive three-day session. …

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