Supported by Lumina Foundation and Newhouse School of Journalism at Syracuse University

In these four-and-a-half day bootcamps, educators will receive hands-on training on spreadsheet and database skills — the same skills taught at IRE’s popular Data Journalism Bootcamps — with a focus on learning how to teach these tools in a college setting. 

Topics will include building data lessons into existing coursework, creating syllabi for data journalism courses and building hands-on teaching skills. Attendees will receive IRE’s training materials and data, which can be used in their classes.

The bootcamps will be taught by IRE’s experienced trainers and a college-level data journalism professor. The boot camps are open to anyone teaching journalism at a college or university, regardless of academic title. No data journalism or data teaching experience is necessary. 

Detailed schedule coming soon.


When and where

Loyola University (Chicago), July 28 – Aug. 1, 2020. Register! 

University of Arizona (Tucson), Jan. 5 – 9, 2021. Register! 

Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY), Summer 2021. Details coming soon. 


Registration deadline

There is no deadline to register, but we have a limited number of seats and expect them to fill early. Register soon!



$800 for current IRE members. Non-members add $70 for an IRE membership.



Scholarships available for educators of color include the following:

  • IRE membership/renewal ($70 value)
  • Complimentary boot camp registration ($800 value)
  • Travel stipend ($1,500)

More scholarship details, including deadlines, can be found here.


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