2019 Toronto Watchdog Workshop

Co-hosted by: Veritas - Advancing Journalism in the Public Interest and Ryerson University School of Journalism 

IRE is bringing its highly rated Watchdog Workshop to Toronto. 

This training will offer several of our core sessions that will improve your ability to find information on the Web quickly, and point you to key documents and data that will help you add depth to your daily work and produce quick-hit enterprise stories. In addition, this workshop will give you tips on bulletproofing stories, digging deeper on the Web with social media, search engines and much more. This workshop will focus on issues on shared interest between the U.S. and Canada.

These sessions are designed for reporters, editors, and producers from small, midsize and large publications, TV, radio stations, Web-only news sites and news blogs. Freelancers, students and journalism educators are also encouraged to attend.

Join IRE's experienced trainers and a group of veteran reporters for our Watchdog Workshop Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5.

Get the tools and the tricks of the trade that you need to be a better, faster, watchdog journalist.

This program is made possible thanks to support from the Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation.

Parking is available across the street under the Metro. The entrance is on a one-way street running North.  Parking fees can be paid by cash or credit card.  
Workshop Fees

(includes a one-year IRE membership, if you are a current IRE member, your membership will be extended by one year. Attendees must meet IRE membership terms)
$55 (U.S.) Professional
$25 (U.S.) Student
Registration Information

**Seating is limited for this workshop. Once capacity has been met, registration will close and a waiting list will be started.
Registration can be done by clicking on "click here to begin" which can be found below. Current or expired members will log into their profile. If you do not have a profile, you will be able to create one and then register for the event. Instructions will be found when clicking "click here to begin" which can be found below. 
Cancellations must be sent via email to [email protected] There is a $25 processing fee for professionals ($10 for students) for cancellations until the day before the event. Refunds will not be given for cancellations on the day of, or after the event.
Workshop evaluations
Attendees can access the workshop evaluation online. We appreciate feedback from attendees as this allows us to improve the program and provide feedback to our funders.

Time and place

Saturday, May. 4, 2019 - Sunday, May. 5, 2019

Ryerson University
80 Gould Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2M7

Registration information

Registration for this event is open! Click here to begin.

Hurry! Registration closes on Saturday, May. 4 at 12:30pm.