Attend any one of these boot camps to learn how to analyze data using spreadsheets and databases, map data, or use coding in your work. Participants are encouraged to bring their own data to work on during open lab time.

NICAR is a joint program of IRE and the Missouri School of Journalism.

Link - View a list of boot camp alumni.

Fellowships and scholarships are available to assist with the costs associated with attending a boot camp. Go here for more details.

  • “Great program! You expanded my thinking on what is doable.”
    — Josh Wilson, WFTV-Orlando


Choose a boot camp:


CAR boot camps (Columbia, Mo)

Learn to acquire electronic information, use spreadsheets and databases to analyze information and translate that information into stories. These boot camps are offered several times each year. In addition, NICAR provides followup help when participants return to their organizations. Click for registration, fees and schedule information.

January 7-11, 2019 – This boot camp is full. To be added to the waiting list, click here.

March 25-29, 2019 – Register Here 

August 4-8, 2019 – Register Here




Travel/Lodging for Columbia, MO:

More information on travel to and lodging options in Columbia.