2014 New York Watchdog Workshop

Registration for this workshop has closed.  We have reached capacity for this training.

Hosted by: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

IRE is bringing its highly rated Watchdog Workshop series to New York City, with an expanded program that will include two extra tracks focused on financial and data journalism.

The training will offer several core sessions on Friday designed to improve your ability to mine the web and social media, conduct better interviews, adopt the investigative mindset and more. 

The financial sessions will give you the tools to investigate stocks and commodities, hedge funds and more, with speakers from Bloomberg, Reuters, the Times and the Journal. The data track will focus on visualization, cybersecurity, storytelling and more, with additional speakers from organizations including ESPN, WNYC and more. 

This is IRE's largest event outside of our two annual conferences, and we're keeping the cost of registration low, at $55. 

Optional Hands-on Training  - these sessions are currently full.

Saturday, January 25, 9 a.m. - Noon

Lab #1 - Computer-Assisted Reporting Training covering Excel 1, Excel 2 and Excel 3

or

Lab #2 - Scraping for Stories and DocumentCloud

Workshop Fees

$55 Professional

$25 Student

$30 Optional Hands-on Training (Saturday morning)

Registration

Current IRE members should log-in through their member profile here. Once logged in, select conferences and events on the left-hand side of the screen under my profile, then select the event you would like to register for. Your IRE membership will be extended one year from your current expiration date.

If you are not a current IRE member or your membership has expired, please register here.

For any workshop questions, please contact training@ire.org or 573-882-2042.

Time and place

Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 - Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 West 40th Street
New York, New York 10018



Schedule details

  • Panel

    See printed schedule for room information

    8:30 am - 8:50 am

  • Panel

    Data visualization

    Speakers: Amanda Cox of The New York Times; John Keefe of Quartz

    Room 442

    8:50 am - 9:50 am

  • Panel

    The Wall Street Beat: Stocks, Commodities & the Fed

    Speakers: Bob Ivry of Bloomberg News; Lauren LaCapra of Thomson Reuters; Andrew Lehren of NBC News

    **Moderated by Andrew Lehren, The New York Times

    Room 308

    8:50 am - 9:50 am

  • Panel

    Web as a reporting tool

    Speaker: Barbara Gray of CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

    Newsroom - 3rd Floor

    8:50 am - 9:50 am

  • Panel

    Data deep dives (part one)

    Speakers: Rob Barry of The Wall Street Journal; Tom McGinty of The Wall Street Journal; Robert Gebeloff of The New York Times; Griff Palmer of independent journalist; Mark Horvit of University of Missouri

    **Moderated by Mark Horvit, IRE

    Room 442

    10:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Panel

    The investigative reporter's mindset

    Speaker: David Barstow of The New York Times

    Newsroom - 3rd Floor

    10:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Panel

    White collar crime and Wall Street

    Speakers: Michael Rothfeld of The Wall Street Journal; Andrew Lehren of NBC News

    Room 308

    10:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Panel

    Breaking investigations on the business beat

    Speakers: Lisa Abramowicz of Bloomberg News; Selam Gebrekidan of Reuters; Michelle Conlin of Reuters

    Room 308

    11:15 am - 12:15 pm

  • Panel

    Data deep dives (part two)

    Speakers: Jeff Larson of The Markup; Ryan McNeill of Reuters; Mark Horvit of University of Missouri

    **Moderated by Mark Horvit

    Room 442

    11:15 am - 12:15 pm

  • Panel

    Mobilizing for breaking news

    Speakers: Matthew Doig of USA TODAY Network; Jennifer Forsyth of The Wall Street Journal

    Newsroom - 3rd Floor

    11:15 am - 12:15 pm

  • Panel

    Brownbag: From books to TV

    Speaker: Thomas Maier of Newsday

    Room 308

    12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

  • Panel

    Brownbag: Getting investigative grants

    Speakers: Sarah Cohen of ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism; Hannah Rappleye of NBC News; Lisa Riordan Seville of independent journalist

    Room 442

    12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

  • Panel

    Cyber security

    Speakers: Paula Lavigne of ESPN; Mike Tigas of ProPublica; Jennifer Valentino-DeVries of The Wall Street Journal

    Room 442

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

  • Panel

    Diving deep into corporations

    Speaker: Jeffrey Pohlman of CNBC

    Room 308

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

  • Panel

    Tracking assets

    Speaker: Sheila Coronel of Columbia University

    Newsroom - 3rd Floor

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

  • Panel

    Mining business data

    Speakers: Thomas Dail of Bureau of Economic Analysis; Philip Kuntz of Bloomberg News; Robert Gebeloff of The New York Times

    **Moderated by Robert Gebeloff, THe New York Times

    Room 308

    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

  • Panel

    Storytelling in the modern age

    Speakers: Mary Pilon of The New Yorker; Jacky Myint of The New York Times

    Room 442

    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

  • Panel

    The investigative interview

    Speaker: Walt Bogdanich of The New York Times

    Newsroom - 3rd Floor

    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

  • Panel

    Fighting successful FOIA battles

    Speakers: Jo Craven McGinty of The Wall Street Journal; Ron Nixon of The Associated Press; Tom Robbins of CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

    **Moderated by Tom Robbins, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

    Newsroom - 3rd Floor

    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Panel

    Finding data online

    Speakers: Barbara Gray of CUNY Graduate School of Journalism; Tim Sandler of Transparentem

    Room 442

    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Panel

    The business beat: The big picture

    Speaker: David Cay Johnston of DCReport

    Room 308

    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Panel

    See printed schedule for room information

    5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

  • Reception

    Reception (Hosted by CUNY Graduate School of Journalism)

    Join your colleagues after the workshop at a reception hosted by CUNY's Graduate School of Journalism. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

    Cafe Lobby - 3rd Floor

    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

  • Hands-on

    Optional Computer-Assisted Reporting Training

    Speakers: Ryann Grochowski Jones of ProPublica; Benjamin Lesser of Reuters, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, TruePolitics; Tim Henderson of The Pew Charitable Trusts

    Attend this hands-on workshop and learn how to use Excel, a powerful electronic spreadsheet for deadline and beat reporting on budgets, salaries, election data and more. Also learn how to dig deeper using the Internet and find valuable datasets for your stories. Class size is limited; register early to reserve a seat on a first-come, first-served basis.

    NOTE: Registration is required for this session. Click here to sign up.

    Room 438

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Hands-on

    Optional Hands-on Scraping for Stories and DocumentCloud

    Speakers: Sarah Cohen of ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism; Mark Horvit of University of Missouri

    NOTE: Registration is required for this session. Click here to sign up.

    Room 436

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm