IRE Training Events
Join IRE and NICAR in Chicago for our annual conference devoted to data journalism, March 8-11, 2018 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. 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 8 at 9 a.m. and runs all day Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sessions will end by 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 11.
For more information and to register, visit here.
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. **Please note this boot camp will begin on Sunday and end on Thursday.