IRE Training Events

  • June 15, 2020

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    Online Data Journalism Mini-Bootcamp (June 15-16, 2020)

    **This mini-bootcamp is full, however there is another session offered on Monday, June 29-Tuesday, June 30. Additional details can be found here.

    If you prefer to add your name to the waiting list for this mini-bootcamp, you can do so here

    IRE is taking its trusted data journalism training online during the coronavirus pandemic. In this online mini-bootcamp, attendees will get a crash course in using spreadsheets to find stories, using Tableau to publish data visualizations, and other critical skills such as finding, gathering and cleaning data. Using real-world datasets and examples, the IRE training team will help attendees learn the technical steps to work with datasets, along with the analytical skills needed to find and bulletproof data-driven stories.

    No previous data experience is necessary to join this virtual bootcamp. After registration, attendees will receive instructions on setting up their computers with necessary software, and information on accessing the course materials and live videos. Sessions will be taught through Zoom.

    Attendees receive:

    *Two days of live instruction from the IRE training team, including video demonstrations, hands-on activities, and small-group workshops
    *Support to set up their home computers for data work
    *Open lab time to work on personal projects with one-on-one guidance from the trainers
    *Ongoing access to all videos recorded during the bootcamp, plus additional training videos and materials
    *An e-book filled with step-by-step instructions on using spreadsheets and Tableau
    *Practice datasets to continue learning 

    Tentative Schedule

    The workshop is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. (CT) and end at 5 p.m. (CT) June 15 and June 16. An optional open lab will be held each day from 5:15-7:15 p.m. (CT). A tentative schedule with additional details can be found here.

    Bootcamp Registration Cost

    $250 (Attendees must be a current IRE member. IRE membership is $70 for professionals and $25 for students. Attendees must meet IRE membership terms)

    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. 

    All cancellations must be sent via email to [email protected] There is a $75 processing fee for cancellations until the Wednesday prior to the event. Refunds will not be given for cancellations after this day.

  • June 18, 2020

    Virtual,

    2020 IRE Board of Directors meeting

    The IRE Board of Directors will meet online via Zoom from 2 - 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 18, 2020. The meeting is open to all IRE members with current membership through June. 

    Members must register for the meeting. 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. 

    All registered members will receive a personalized link to join the meeting closer to the call. Watch your email the day before. This email will also include the board packet for the meeting. For any questions, please email [email protected]

  • June 23, 2020

    Virtual,

    2020 IRE Membership meeting

    IRE Executive Director Doug Haddix and IRE Board President Cheryl W. Thompson will lead a membership meeting online via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. ET Saturday, June 23, 2020. 

    Members must register for the meeting. 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.

    All registered members will receive a personalized link to join the meeting closer to the call. Watch your email the day before. For any questions, please email [email protected]

  • June 29, 2020

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    Online Data Journalism Mini-Bootcamp (June 29-30, 2020)

    IRE is taking its trusted data journalism training online during the coronavirus pandemic. In this online mini-bootcamp, attendees will get a crash course in using spreadsheets to find stories, using Tableau to publish data visualizations, and other critical skills such as finding, gathering and cleaning data. Using real-world datasets and examples, the IRE training team will help attendees learn the technical steps to work with datasets, along with the analytical skills needed to find and bulletproof data-driven stories.

    No previous data experience is necessary to join this virtual bootcamp. After registration, attendees will receive instructions on setting up their computers with necessary software, and information on accessing the course materials and live videos. Sessions will be taught through Zoom.

    Attendees receive:

    *Two days of live instruction from the IRE training team, including video demonstrations, hands-on activities, and small-group workshops
    *Support to set up their home computers for data work
    *Open lab time to work on personal projects with one-on-one guidance from the trainers
    *Ongoing access to all videos recorded during the bootcamp, plus additional training videos and materials
    *An e-book filled with step-by-step instructions on using spreadsheets and Tableau
    *Practice datasets to continue learning 

    Tentative Schedule

    The workshop is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. (CT) and end at 5 p.m. (CT) June 29 and June 30. An optional open lab will be held each day from 5:15-7:15 p.m. (CT). A tentative schedule with additional details can be found here.

    Bootcamp Registration Cost

    $250 (Attendees must be a current IRE member. IRE membership is $70 for professionals and $25 for students. Attendees must meet IRE membership terms)

    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. 

    All cancellations must be sent via email to [email protected] There is a $75 processing fee for cancellations until the Wednesday prior to the event. Refunds will not be given for cancellations after this day.

  • July 28, 2020

    Virtual,

    2020 Data Bootcamp for Educators July (Online)

    UPDATE 5/26

    As the coronavirus pandemic continues, it has become clear that the safest option for our members and trainers is to move this bootcamp online.

    Supported by Lumina Foundation and Newhouse School of Journalism at Syracuse University. Special thanks to Loyola University Chicago for their work leading up to the workshop. 

    In these four and a half day bootcamps, educators will receive hands-on training on spreadsheet and database skills, the same skills taught at IRE’s popular Data Journalism Bootcamps, with a focus on learning how to teach these tools in a college setting.

    Topics include building data lessons into existing coursework, creating syllabi for data journalism courses, and building hands-on teaching skills. Attendees will receive IRE’s training materials and data, which can be used in their classes.

    The bootcamps will be taught by IRE’s experienced trainers and a college-level data journalism professor. The bootcamps are open to anyone teaching journalism at a college or university, regardless of academic title.

    Additional details including fees and scholarships can be found here

    Registration

    Please fill out this form to register and pay.

  • August 3, 2020

    virtual,

    2020 August Data Journalism Bootcamp (Online)

    UPDATE 5/15

    As the coronavirus pandemic continues, it has become clear that the safest option for our members and trainers is to move this bootcamp online. 

    We will still teach the same materials -- spreadsheets, SQL, data gathering, cleaning and bulletproofing -- but in a virtual environment. Sessions will be taught through Zoom, and you will still be able to receive one-on-one help from our team of trainers. You also will receive materials before the bootcamp to make sure your home computer is set up, and you will have ongoing access to course materials and videos. We will use all free software, including Google Sheets and DB Browser for SQLite.

    We also are modifying the bootcamp dates slightly. The new dates will be Aug. 3-4, and Aug. 10-12 (the 12th is a half-day). Additional details including fees and a tentative schedule can be found here

  • August 27, 2020

    National Harbor, Maryland

    2020 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 National Harbor, MD. 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 #IRE20, which opens at 9 a.m. Thursday, August 27 and runs daily until 12:30 p.m. Sunday, August 30.

    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!

    Additional details on the conference, including location attractions, can be found here.

    **National Harbor is a development located just outside of Washington, D.C. If you’re flying into Reagan National it’s about a 30 minute drive via Uber, taxi or rental to the Gaylord National.  From Dulles it could take close to an hour depending on traffic.  Note, public transportation to National Harbor from DC is limited to bus.  There is not a stop on the Metro subway system. For more information about local transportation options, visit the travel/hotel conference page here.

  • January 5, 2021

    Tucson, Arizona

    2021 Data Bootcamp for Educators - Tucson

    Supported by Lumina Foundation and Newhouse School of Journalism at Syracuse University

    In these four and a half day bootcamps, educators will receive hands-on training on spreadsheet and database skills, the same skills taught at IRE’s popular Data Journalism Bootcamps, with a focus on learning how to teach these tools in a college setting.

    Topics include building data lessons into existing coursework, creating syllabi for data journalism courses, and building hands-on teaching skills. Attendees will receive IRE’s training materials and data, which can be used in their classes.

    The bootcamps will be taught by IRE’s experienced trainers and a college-level data journalism professor. The bootcamps are open to anyone teaching journalism at a college or university, regardless of academic title.

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

    Registration

    Please fill out this form to register and pay tuition.

  • March 4, 2021

    Baltimore, Maryland

  • June 17, 2021

    Indianapolis, Indiana

  • March 3, 2022

    Atlanta, Georgia

  • June 23, 2022

    Aurora, Colorado