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.

    Workshop Location

    Saturday’s workshop will take place at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Crawford Hall, Room 115. Sunday’s optional session will take place in Crawford Hall, Room 212. A campus map can be found here.

    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 logistics@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.

  • 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; Josh Hinkle, KXAN/NBC Austin; Kimbriell Kelly, The Washington Post; Denise Malan, IRE/NICAR; and Kelley Shannon, Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas.

    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, dylan@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.