If your newsroom has cut back on sending journalists away for training, maybe you can persuade your bosses to bring IRE to you.
IRE's custom training is surprisingly affordable, with a proven track record of producing results.
Working with our training directors, your news organization can put together the most effective schedule for your staff — one day, several days or even a week.
IRE can parachute into your newsroom and provide a variety of services, whether you need hands-on computer training or workshops on investigative reporting. Here's a sampling of what we offer:
- Hands-on training in using spreadsheets and/or databases for better watchdog stories and beat coverage. We teach beginning, intermediate and advanced training. If your news organization lacks a computer training room, we can ship up to 20 laptop computers loaded with software and practice exercises.
- Creating and fostering a watchdog culture in your newsroom.
- Obtaining data and public records and making sense of them.
- Storyboarding, planning, and managing investigative stories and projects.
- Building an effective intranet of public records to strengthen your newsroom's reporting on deadline.
- Harnessing the power of the Internet from the invisible Web to best search strategies.
- Hands-on training in ArcView mapping software, SPSS statistical analysis software and social network analysis software.Our in-house training is tailored to fit your needs as well as your newsroom's budget. Fees are based on organization size and set up as a daily rate. Discounts are available for multiple days of training.If you are interested in having this training come to your area, please contact one of IRE's training directors: Doug Haddix, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jaimi Dowdell, email@example.com.
- Doug Haddix, IRE training director