We encourage you to download our mobile guide to enhance your experience at the 2015 IRE Conference. You’ll be able to plan your day with a personalized schedule and browse exhibitors, maps and general show info.
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Office hours with legal experts
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press will hold office hours Thursday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. You can sign up online for a 15-minute session and get one-on-one advice from a RCFP representative.
If you’re looking for help with a federal Freedom of Information Act request, make an appointment for office hours with The Office of Government Information Services (OGIS). Carrie McGuire, who leads OGIS’s mediation program, will be available at the IRE Conference for 20-minute, one-on-one help sessions.
Spots are limited! Learn more and sign up online.
Reveal: Investigative Reporting Training for Radio and Podcasting
Free training Saturday, June 6 from 8:30 a.m. – noon
Wondering how to turn your stories into driveway moments and compelling audio narrative? Then come to an intensive three hour workshop with award winning radio journalists from Reveal, the new investigative program from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. We will explore the power of audio narrative, how to plan for your radio field gathering to get the most from your interaction with your sources, how to interview for good narrative, and how to build scenes and emotion into your writing.
Spots are limited, so register now!
Keynote – James Risen
James Risen is an investigative reporter for the New York Times, based in Washington. He was the winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting and was a member of the New York Times reporting team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting. He was also the winner of the 2006 Goldsmith Prize for investigative reporting. Risen is the author of four books, including “Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War.” Learn more.
Finding Money Stories in Census Data (Sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism)
Free pre-conference workshop on June 3.
Learn how to use money-related census data and combine that with local data sets to generate new investigative angles and report original, high-impact data-driven stories in a free pre-conference workshop by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism from 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, June 3. The session will provide journalists at all levels with story ideas that they can take home and report.
The workshop will be led by Evan Wyloge, senior reporter at the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting, an independent, nonprofit media organization dedicated to statewide accountability journalism in Arizona. Wyloge, most recently a new media specialist at Arizona Capitol Times, has worked as a journalist for more than a decade, focused on accountability and watchdog reporting, with an emphasis on data analysis. He has a master’s degree in journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and a previous degree in political science.
Sign up for this free workshop.