Optional hands-on spreadsheet training (Boise)

  • Event: 2019 Boise Watchdog Workshop
  • Speaker: Francisco Vara-Orta of IRE and NICAR
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Sep. 29 at 9:00am
  • Location: Osher Institute Lecture Room, Room 207
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Attend this hands-on workshop and learn how to use Google Sheets, 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.

**Attendees will need to bring their own laptop and charger to this training.

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

Speaker Bios

  • Francisco Vara-Orta is a training director at the Investigative Reporters & Editors, Inc. He brings nearly 20 years of newsroom experience, published by a variety of news organizations, including Chalkbeat, Education Week, the San Antonio Express-News, Austin Business Journal, Los Angeles Business Journal and the Los Angeles Times. He earned a master’s degree in investigative/data journalism at Mizzou & a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio.

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