Mini Boot Camp *pre-registered attendees only

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Megan Luther of InvestigateTV; Mark Horvit of University of Missouri
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 6 at 2:10pm
  • Location: M103/M105
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Kickstart your data skills with IRE's original mini-boot camp.  This series of hands-on classes will introduce you to spreadsheets and databases with IRE's proven techniques. IRE's experienced trainers will walk you through sorting, calculating and interviewing data.  You'll come away with a solid base for using data analysis in your own newsroom.

In addition, we'll provide you with our boot camp materials to help keep you on track long after you leave the conference.  Preregistration is required and seating is limited. Sessions will be held Friday and Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. Laptops will be provided for the training. 

**This workshop is good for: Those wanting to get started analyzing data for stories. There are no prerequisites for this workshop and beginners are welcome.

Attendees must be registered for the conference to attend this workshop.

Speaker Bios

  • Mark Horvit is an associate professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where he teaches investigative reporting, and is director of the school’s State Government Reporting Program. He previously served as executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) and the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR). Horvit worked as a reporter and editor for 20 years before joining IRE.

  • Megan Luther is an investigative producer with InvestigateTV, Gray Television's national investigative team. Previously, she was IRE's Senior Training Director and a data analyst for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Megan, mother of two, works remotely in South Dakota. @MeganLuther

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