IRE’s TV Watchdog Workshops are going virtual in 2021, allowing us to reach more journalists and keep everyone safe during the pandemic. These half-day workshops are open to all television journalists and will focus on tips and techniques for journalists working in television news.
Join us for a half-day workshop that will focus on using data for television investigations. We’ll discuss everything from finding data (and sometimes fighting to get it) to visualizing it for your audience.
Expected speakers include:
This program is made possible thanks to support from Knight Foundation.
The first 500 people to sign up for any of the workshops will get a free one-year IRE membership or renewal!
If you are already an IRE member, you'll receive a renewal after the workshop. If you are not a member, you'll receive a new membership after the event if you meet IRE membership requirements.
Each person can receive only one membership/renewal for the 2021 Virtual TV Watchdog Workshop series. Membership value is $70 for professionals and $25 for students.
Cancellations must be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a $10 processing fee for cancellations until the day before the event. Refunds will not be given for cancellations on the day of, or after the event.
Speaker: Patti DiVincenzo of IRE/NICAR
Speaker: Josh Hinkle, KXAN-TV; PJ Randhawa, KSDK-TV
Data and documents are the backbone of investigative journalism, yet many TV journalists shy away from data because it feels too complex to tackle on our platform. Josh and PJ will show you that the task is not as daunting as you think. They’ll talk about how to get into that data state of mind and show you examples of how to successfully incorporate data into your investigation.
Speaker: Jamie Grey, Gray Television; Charles Minshew, IRE/NICAR
Need a chart, map or other visualization to make your work stand out? Jamie and Charles will demo their favorite data visualization tools that anyone can use.
Speaker: Nicole Carr, WSB-TV; Tyler Dukes, The News and Observer
Sometimes you can just grab data off government websites, and while we will show you some examples of where to find it, not everything is on the internet. Nicole and Tyler team up to show how to figure out what your local government tracks using data, and how to get past roadblocks those government officials put up to keep you from obtaining the data.