IRE Training Events

  • April 5, 2019

    Birmingham, Alabama

    2019 Birmingham Watchdog Workshop

    Hosted by: National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Region III

    IRE is bringing its highly rated Watchdog Workshop to Birmingham in conjunction with the NABJ Region III Conference

    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. 

    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 Jennifer Horton, WSFA 12 News; Daniel Jeon, The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press; Bro Krift, Montgomery Advertiser; Ryan Nave, Mississippi Today; Francisco Vara-Orta, IRE/NICAR; and Simone Weichselbaum, The Marshall Project.

    Join IRE's experienced trainers and a group of veteran reporters for our Watchdog Workshop Friday, April 5th. Those who attend the workshop will receive a certificate of completion after the event.

    Get the tools and the tricks of the trade that you need to be a better, faster, watchdog journalist.

    This workshop will take place Friday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

    This program is made possible thanks to support from the Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation.

    Workshop Location

    Friday sessions will take place at the Sheraton Hotel, 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. Birmingham, AL in room Forum G. If you have any questions, please contact logistics@ire.org.

    Registration/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)

    $25 Professional (if attending NABJ Region III conference)

    $55 Professional (for IRE workshop only)

    $25 students

    Register 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.

  • April 6, 2019

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    2019 Philadelphia TV Watchdog Workshop

    Hosted by: NBC10/Telemundo62

    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.

    Join IRE's experienced trainers and a group of veteran journalists for our Watchdog Workshop Saturday, April 6. Expected speakers include Lucy Bustamante, NBC10/Telemundo62-Philadelphia; Doug Haddix, IRE & NICAR; Harry Hairston, NBC10 Philadelphia; Brendan Keefe, WXIA-Atlanta; Julian Sher, investigative journalist and trainer; and Katie Townsend, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. 

    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

    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. See "Registration information" below for a link and more information. 

    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.

  • April 13, 2019

    Seattle, Washington

    2019 Seattle TV Watchdog Workshop

    Hosted by: University of Washington, Department of Communication

    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.

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

    Expected speakers include Linda Byron, KING5 Seattle; Patti DiVincenzo, IRE/NICAR; Susannah Frame, KING5 Seattle; Katherine George, Johnston and George LLP; Tony Kovaleski, KMGH-Denver; and Denise Malan, IRE/NICAR.

    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 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 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.