IRE Training Events

  • September 16, 2019

    Seattle, Washington

    2019 Seattle CAR Boot Camp

    Hosted by: University of Washington Department of Communication

    IRE and the University of Washington Department of Communication are offering a hands-on workshop September 16-19.  You will learn how to acquire electronic information, use spreadsheets and databases to analyze the information and translate that information into high-impact stories. In addition, NICAR provides follow-up help when participants return to their news organizations.

    Workshop dates/times: The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 16-19 in the Communications Building, Room 302 at the University of Washington. Lunch will be on your own each day from 12 - 1:30 p.m. Visitor parking is available for a fee at the Padelford Parking Garage, a campus map can be found here.

    Additional details, including pricing and registration, can be found here.

  • September 28, 2019

    Boise, Idaho

    2019 Boise Watchdog Workshop

    Hosted by: Boise State Public Radio and Boise State University

    IRE will offer several of its core sessions, designed to 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.

    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.

    Expected speakers include Ken Armstrong, ProPublica; Melissa Davlin, Idaho Public Television; Nicole Foy, Idaho Statesman; Deb Grasham, Givens Pursley, LLP; Mary Hudetz, The Associated Press; Cynthia Sewell, Idaho Statesman; Francisco Vara-Orta, IRE and NICAR and Les Zaitz, Malheur Enterprise.

    Join IRE's experienced trainers and a group of veteran reporters for our Watchdog Workshop on Saturday, September 28, 2019.

    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.

    Optional Hands-on Spreadsheet Training

    Sunday, September 29, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    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.

    Workshop Location

    Saturday's workshop will take place in Osher Institute Lecture Room, Room 207 of the Ron & Linda Yanke Family Research Park at Boise State University. Sunday’s optional session will also take place in the Osher Institute Lecture Room, Room 207. A link to the campus map is here.

    Parking

    Parking information is coming soon.

    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 Professional

    $25 Student

    $30 Optional hands-on spreadsheet training

    Registration

    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 Susie Likovic, susie@ire.org.  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.

  • October 5, 2019

    Lexington, Kentucky

    2019 Lexington Watchdog Workshop

    Hosted by: University of Kentucky School of Journalism & Media

    IRE will offer several of its core sessions, designed to 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.

    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.

    Expected speakers include R.G. Dunlop, Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting; Eleanor Klibanoff, Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting; Matt Mencarini, Louisville Courier-Journal; Beth Musgrave, Lexington Herald-Leader; James Pilcher, The Cincinnati Enquirer; Claudia Vargas, The Philadelphia Inquierer; Paula Vasan, WHAS11; Cody Winchester, NICAR/IRE and more.

    Join IRE's experienced trainers and a group of veteran reporters for our Watchdog Workshop Saturday, October 5, 2019.

    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.

    Optional Hands-on Spreadsheet Training

    Sunday, October 6, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    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.

    Workshop Location

    Saturday’s workshop will take place in Kincaid Auditorium at the Gatton College of Business and Economics. Sunday’s optional session will take place in William T. Young Library, Room B-35. A campus map can be found here.

    Parking

    Parking is available on the street parking and in nearby parking garage for free on the weekends.

    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 Professional

    $25 Student

    $30 Optional hands-on spreadsheet training

    Registration

    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 Susie Likovic, susie@ire.org.  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.

  • October 12, 2019

    College Park, Maryland

    2019 College Park (MD) CAR Boot Camp

    Hosted by: The Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland

    IRE and the The Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland are offering a hands-on workshop October 12-15. You will learn how to acquire electronic information, use spreadsheets and databases to analyze the information and translate that information into high impact stories. In addition, NICAR provides follow-up help when participants return to their news organizations.

    Workshop date/times: The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 12-15 in the Capital News Service Digital Bureau, room 3210 at the University of Maryland. Lunch will be on your own each day from 12 - 1:30 p.m. Parking is available for a fee at the Stadium Parking Garage, directions can be found here.

    Additional details, including pricing and registration, can be found here. This camp is currently full, add your name to the waiting list here

     

  • October 19, 2019

    Detroit, Michigan

    2019 Detroit TV Watchdog Workshop

    Co-sponsored by: WDIV and Graham Media Group

    IRE will offer several sessions to improve your ability to produce watchdog and enterprise stories for broadcast. Learn how to find and get key public records and data for stories that make a difference in your market. Master the art of the investigative interview. Get tips on quick-turn stories with an investigative edge. Learn to dig deeper online and via social media.

    Expected speakers include Heather Catallo, WXYZ-Detroit; Patti DiVincenzo, IRE/NICAR; Jennifer Dukarski, Butzel Long;  M.L. Elrick, Fox 2 Detroit; Ashley Graham, WLNS-TV; Julian Sher, investigative journalist and more.

    Join IRE's experienced trainers and a group of veteran journalists for our Watchdog Workshop Saturday, October 19.

    This program is made possible thanks to support from the Knight Foundation.

    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 Professional

    $25 Student

    Registration

    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 Susie Likovic, susie@ire.org. 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.

  • October 26, 2019

    Chicago, Illinois

    2019 Chicago Watchdog Workshop

    Sponsored by: Columbia College Chicago - Communication Department

    IRE will offer several of its core sessions, designed to 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.

    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.

    Expected speakers include Denise Malan, IRE/NICAR; Matt Topic, Loevy & Loevy; Derek Willis, ProPublica and more.

    Join IRE's experienced trainers and a group of veteran reporters for our Watchdog Workshop on Saturday, October 26, 2019.

    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.

    Optional Hands-on Spreadsheet Training

    Sunday, October 27, 9 a.m. - noon

    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.

    Workshop Location

    Saturday's workshop will take place at Columbia College Chicago in the 1st Floor Conaway Center located at 1104 S. Wabash Avenue. Sunday’s optional session will take place at Columbia College Chicago in Room 126 at 916 S. Wabash Avenue. A link to the campus map is here.

    Parking

    Public transportation is recommended.  Various self-parking lots are available nearby for a fee.

    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 Professional

    $25 Student

    $30 Optional hands-on spreadsheet training

    Registration

    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 Susie Likovic, susie@ire.org. 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.

  • October 26, 2019

    St. Petersburg, Florida

    2019 Tampa/St. Petersburg Watchdog Workshop

    Hosted by: The University of South Florida St. Petersburg's Department of Journalism & Digitial Communication

    IRE will offer several of its core sessions, designed to 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.

    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.

    Expected speakers include Corey Johnson, Tampa Bay Times; Rachael Jones, Brechner Center for Freedom of Information; Katie LaGrone, The E.W. Scripps Company; Emily Le Coz, GateHouse Media; Marisa Kwiatkowski, USA TODAY Network; Charles Minshew, IRE/NICAR; Saundra Weathers, Bay News 9 and more.

    Join IRE's experienced trainers and a group of veteran reporters for our Watchdog Workshop on Saturday, October 26, 2019.

    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.

    Optional Hands-on Spreadsheet Training

    Sunday, October 27, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    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.

    Workshop Location

    Saturday's workshop will take place in Lowell E. Davis Memorial Hall, Room 130 at The University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus. Sunday’s optional session will also take place in Lowell E. Davis Memorial Hall, Room 130. A link to the campus map is here.

    Parking

    Parking is available for a fee on the street or in a parking garage. Please view the campus map here for nearby parking options.

    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 Professional

    $25 Student

    $30 Optional hands-on spreadsheet training

    Registration

    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 Susie Likovic, susie@ire.org. 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.

  • January 6, 2020

    Columbia, Missouri

    2020 January CAR Boot Camp

    Learn how to acquire electronic information, use spreadsheets and databases to analyze the information and translate that information into high-impact stories. In addition, NICAR provides follow-up help when participants return to their news organizations.

    Additional details including fees and a tentative schedule can be found here.

  • March 5, 2020

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    2020 CAR Conference

    Join IRE and NICAR in New Orleans, LA for our annual conference devoted to data journalism, March 5-8, 2020 at the New Orleans Marriot. Come and learn about tools you need to dig deeper into stories and give readers, viewers and your online audience the information they're demanding.

    The Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference offers something for everyone, from beginners to those on the cutting edge of digital reporting. We'll offer everything from the basics on using spreadsheets, databases and online mapping to data visualization and the latest technological advances. You'll come away with story ideas, plenty of inspiration and tools to help you overcome typical data hurdles. Bypass the budget issues in your newsroom by taking hands-on classes in free software. Get a look at what the biggest names in data-driven reporting are using to make a major impact online. Learn from the best in the business in discussions and during hands-on training sessions.

    The conference begins Thursday, March 5 at 9 a.m. and runs daily until 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8.

    Share your ideas by Sept. 15: Use this form to share ideas, suggestions and other comments you think will help us plan the best possible conference. The only required field is your contact information (in case we want to follow up). No suggestion is too small. Just make sure to have your ideas to us by Sept. 15.

    Subscribe to our email list for detailed updates: We'll let you know any time we make a major announcement, update you on the planning process and remind you of key dates/deadlines surrounding the conference. Sign up!

  • March 23, 2020

    Columbia, Missouri

    2020 March CAR Boot Camp

    Learn how to acquire electronic information, use spreadsheets and databases to analyze the information and translate that information into high-impact stories. In addition, NICAR provides follow-up help when participants return to their news organizations.

    Additional details including fees and a tentative schedule can be found here.

  • June 18, 2020

    National Harbor, Maryland

    2020 IRE Conference

    Subscribe to our email list for detailed updates: We'll let you know any time we make a major announcement, update you on the planning process and remind you of key dates/deadlines surrounding the conference. Sign up!

  • August 2, 2020

    Columbia, Missouri

    2020 August CAR Boot Camp

    Learn how to acquire electronic information, use spreadsheets and databases to analyze the information and translate that information into high-impact stories. In addition, NICAR provides follow-up help when participants return to their news organizations.

    Additional details including fees and a tentative schedule can be found here.

  • June 17, 2021

    Indianapolis, Indiana