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August 2023 Data Journalism Bootcamp (in-person) - this bootcamp is full.

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August 7, 2023


August 11, 2023


This bootcamp will be offered in-person at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. The bootcamp runs Monday, August 7-Thursday from 9am-5pm (CT) and from 9am - noon on Friday, August 11. Optional open labs will be available Monday-Thursday after class with two optional group dinners during the week. *This bootcamp is full. We will be posting our 2024 in-person bootcamps and other virtual mini-bootcamps soon.

IRE’s Data Journalism Bootcamp provides a broad foundation in data skills for anyone with beginner to intermediate skills. We’ll start with basic spreadsheets and build into SQL, which can help you analyze millions of records. We’ll also cover data cleaning, finding data sources, using public records and bulletproofing your analysis. Attendees are asked to bring their own laptop, if a laptop is not available, please reach out to and we will provide one. 

IRE requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and participants are expected to follow all COVID protocols in place at the host institution. Masks are encouraged.


  • IRE membership/renewal ($70 value)
  • Complimentary bootcamp registration (up to $1,250 value)
  • Travel stipend (varies)

Date and Time

Monday, August 7 - Thursday, August 10 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (CT)

Friday, August 11 from 9 a.m. - Noon (CT)


You must be a current IRE member to attend this bootcamp. Pricing is based on the size of your audience. You can see the size definitions here.

  • Division I: $1,250
  • Division II: $1,050
  • Division III: $850
  • Division IV: $650
  • Educators: $800
  • Freelancers/Students: $500

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your bootcamp registration, there will be a $200 non-refundable fee until one week prior to the bootcamp. The week prior to the camp, registration is non-refundable. Please email to request a cancellation.

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