IRE Training Events

  • September 6, 2017

    Anaheim, California

    2017 IRE/EIJ Anaheim Watchdog Workshop

    Hosted by: IRE in conjunction with the Excellence in Journalism Conference

    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 Wednesday, September 6.

    Expected speakers include Annie Gilbertson of KPCC - 89.3; Matthew Glasser of NBC4 Los Angeles; Rong-Gong Lin of Los Angeles Times and Cody Winchester of IRE/NICAR.

    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

    Valet parking is available for $30 per car per day. Discounted self-parking is available for $15 per car per day.

    Workshop Fees (includes a one-year IRE membership for attendees that meet the IRE membership terms and a one-year membership renewal for current IRE members).

    $50 Professional/student

    Registration

    You can register for this event here, select Watchdog Workshop under the Deep-Dive workshops. 

    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.

  • September 7, 2017

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    2017 Philadelphia Watchdog Workshop

    Hosted by: IRE in conjunction with the NLGJA National Convention

    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 building a watchdog culture, navigating FOI and open records laws, and digging deeper on the Web with social media, search engines and 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 Thursday, September 7.

    Expected speakers include Mitch Blacher of NBC10 Philadelphia; Sarah Hutchins of IRE/NICAR; Liz Navratil of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; Wendy Saltzman of WPVI-Philadelphia; Daniel Simmons-Ritchie of Harrisburg Patriot-News and James B. Steele of Vanity Fair.

    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.

    Workshop Fees (includes a one-year IRE membership for attendees that meet the IRE membership terms and  a one-year membership renewal for current IRE members).

    $25 Professional

    $25 Student

    Registration

    You can register for this event 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.

  • September 30, 2017

    Des Moines, Iowa

    2017 Des Moines Watchdog Workshop

    Hosted by: The Des Moines Register

    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, September 30.

    Expected speakers include Steve Chamraz of WTMJ-Milwaukee; Randy Evans of Iowa Freedom of Information Council; Erin Jordan of The Gazette (Cedar Rapids); Sandhya Kambhampati of ProPublica Illinois; Denise Malan of IRE/NICAR; Barbara Rodriguez of The Associated Press; Lee Rood of The Des Moines Register and Matt Wynn of MedPage Today.

    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 Computer-Assisted Reporting Training

    Sunday, October 1, 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 the street or in the 500 Grand Ave. parking garage. There is a small fee for the parking 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

    $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 2017 Des Moines Watchdog Workshop.

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

    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.