IRE Training Events

  • February 9, 2019

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    2019 Hawaii Watchdog Workshop

    Co-hosted by: The University of Hawaii School of Communications; Society of Professional Journalists--Hawaii Chapter; Asian American Journalists Association--Hawaii Chapter; and Media Council Hawaii.

    IRE is bringing its highly rated Watchdog Workshop to Honolulu.

    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 for TV journalists and producers. 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.

    Join IRE's experienced trainers and a group of veteran reporters for our Watchdog Workshop Saturday, February 9.

    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 Spreadsheet Training

    Sunday, February 10, 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.

    Parking

    Parking is available on campus at a cost of $6 and must be paid in cash.  Additional parking is available in the neighborhood surrounding the campus.

    Workshop Fees

    $55 Professional

    $25 Student

    $30 Optional 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 [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.

  • February 9, 2019

    San Marcos, Texas

    2019 San Marcos Watchdog Workshop

    Hosted by: Texas State University School of Journalism & Mass 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: Melissa del Bosque, The Investigative Fund; Matt Dempsey & Lise Olsen, Houston Chronicle; Kimbriell Kelly, The Washington Post; Denise Malan, IRE/NICAR; Kelley Shannon, Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas; and Francisco Vara-Orta, Chalkbeat.

    Join IRE's experienced trainers and a group of veteran reporters for our Watchdog Workshop Saturday, February 9.

    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, February 10, 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 Centennial Hall, Room 157. Sunday’s optional session will take place in Old Main, Room 201. A campus map can be found here.

    Parking

    Workshop attendees can park for free and without a permit on any floor of the Pleasant Street Garage on Saturday between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

    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 Computer-Assisted Reporting Training (hands-on)

    Registration

    If you are a current member, please complete your registration online by logging into your member profile. Once you have logged in, click on my profile, next to the welcome and your name. Once you are in the members-only side of the database, select conferences and events on the left-hand side of the screen under my profile, then select the 2019 San Marcos Watchdog Workshop.

    If your membership has expired or you are not currently an IRE member, you can still register for the workshop here.

    Cancellations must be sent via email to Dylan Sinn, [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.

  • March 7, 2019

    Newport Beach, California

    2019 CAR Conference

    Join IRE and NICAR in Newport Beach, CA for our annual conference devoted to data journalism, March 7-10, 2019 at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel. 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 7 at 9 a.m. and runs daily until 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10.

    Make sure you don't miss any conference news!  Sign up for our NICAR19 email list and 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.

    Additional details on the conference can be found here.

  • March 25, 2019

    Columbia, Missouri

    2019 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.

    Registration coming soon. 

  • March 30, 2019

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    2019 Milwaukee Watchdog Workshop

    Hosted by: Marquette 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.

    Join IRE's experienced trainers and a group of veteran reporters for our Watchdog Workshop Saturday, March 30.

    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, March 31, 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 Johnston Hall, Room 107. Sunday’s optional session will take place in Johnston Hall 3rd Floor, Room 314 and 327. A campus map can be found here. The workshop will take place in building 8 on the map.

    Parking

    TBD

    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 Computer-Assisted Reporting Training (hands-on)

    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 Dylan Sinn, [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.

  • April 6, 2019

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    2019 Philadelphia TV Watchdog Workshop

    Hosted by: NBC10/Telemundo62

    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 for TV journalists and producers. In addition, this workshop will give you tips on bulletproofing stories, digging deeper on the Web with social media, search engines and much more.

    Join IRE's experienced trainers and a group of veteran reporters for our Watchdog Workshop Saturday, April 6.

    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 Knight Foundation.

    Parking

    Attendees of the workshop can use the parking garages located near the training. Fees for the parking garages vary from garage to garage.

    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 [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.

  • April 13, 2019

    Seattle, Washington

    2019 Seattle TV Watchdog Workshop

    Hosted by: University of Washington, Department of Communciation

    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 for TV journalists and producers. In addition, this workshop will give you tips on bulletproofing stories, digging deeper on the Web with social media, search engines and much more.

    Join IRE's experienced trainers and a group of veteran reporters for our Watchdog Workshop Saturday, April 13.

    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 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 [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 location

    Saturday's workshop will take place at the University of Washington, Communication Building (CMU), Room 120. A campus map can be found here

    Parking

    Parking is available in the Padelford Parking Garage. Attendees should stop by the gatehouse on the way onto campus and pay for a permit for half a day (parking is paid until noon). A map to locate the parking garage can be found here.

    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.

  • May 4, 2019

    Toronto, Ontario

    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
     
    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.

  • June 13, 2019

    Houston, Texas

    2019 IRE Conference

    Reboot your skills, recharge your watchdog batteries and reconnect with the world’s largest network of investigative journalists during this year’s gathering in Houston. Choose from more than 175 panels, hands-on classes and special presentations. Learn how to improve reporting and storytelling across all platforms. Celebrate the best of investigative reporting during our IRE Awards luncheon. Mix and mingle with the best in the business. Learn. Share. Connect.

    All at #IRE19, which opens at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 13, and runs daily until 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 16.

    Want to pitch an idea?  Use this form to share ideas, suggestions and other comments to help us plan the best possible conference. Pitches are due Jan. 11.

    Sign up for our 2019 IRE Conference email list to receive details as we announce them. 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.

  • August 4, 2019

    Columbia, Missouri

    2019 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.

    Registration coming soon.

  • June 18, 2020

    National Harbor, Maryland

  • June 17, 2021

    Indianapolis, Indiana