IRE Training Events

  • September 6, 2018

    Palm Springs, California

    2018 Palm Springs 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 bulletproofing stories, interviewing, 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: Joel Grover, NBC4 Los Angeles; Doug Haddix, IRE/NICAR; Maya Lau, Los Angeles Times; Norberto Santana Jr., Voice of OC; and Nicole Vap, KUSA-9News Denver.

    Join IRE's experienced trainers and a group of veteran reporters for our Watchdog Workshop Thursday, September 6.

    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 15, 2018

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    2018 New Orleans Watchdog Workshop

    Hosted by: Xavier University of Louisiana, Department of 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: Elizabeth Crisp, The Advocate; Megan Luther, InvestigateTV; Charles Maldonado, The Lens; Julia O'Donoghue & Katherine Sayre & Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune/NOLA.com; Cody Winchester, IRE/NICAR; Dan Zimmerman, Phelps Dunbar LLP; and Lee Zurik, WVUE-New Orleans.

    Fellowships for this workshop are available for journalists of color working as freelance investigative reporters, or planning to do so in the near future. To learn more or apply, see “FIRE Diversity Fellowships” at https://ire.org/events-and-training/fellowships-and-scholarships/.

    Join IRE's experienced trainers and a group of veteran reporters for our Watchdog Workshop Saturday, September 15. The workshop will take place in the Norman C Francis Building, Room 105 (auditorium).

    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, September 16, 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 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 2018 New Orleans 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.

  • September 22, 2018

    Dallas, Texas

    2018 Dallas TV Watchdog Workshop

    Hosted by: WFAA Dallas

    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.

    Expected speakers include: Andrew Chavez, The Dallas Morning News; Cindy Galli, ABC News; Josh Hinkle, KXAN/NBC Austin; Scott Friedman, KXAS/NBC5 Dallas-Fort Worth; Denise Malan, IRE/NICAR; Vicky Nguyen, NBC Bay Area; Paul C. Watler & Eric Wong, Jackson Walker; and Lee Zurik, WVUE-New Orleans.

    Fellowships for this workshop are available for journalists of color working as freelance investigative reporters, or planning to do so in the near future. To learn more or apply, see “FIRE Diversity Fellowships” at https://ire.org/events-and-training/fellowships-and-scholarships/.

    Join IRE's experienced trainers and a group of veteran reporters for our Watchdog Workshop Saturday, September 22.

    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 Knight Foundation.

    Parking

    Attendees of the workshop can use the parking lot to the right of the building. At the gate, let the attendant know you are there to attend the IRE Workshop. Enter the building through the front doors at the lobby.

    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

    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 2018 Dallas TV 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.

  • September 29, 2018

    San Jose, California

    2018 San Jose Watchdog Workshop

    Hosted by: San Jose State University in conjunction with Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting

    IRE and Reveal will offer several 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: Ziva Branstetter & Katharine Mieszkowski, Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting; Karen de Sa, San Francisco Chronicle; Jason Leopold, BuzzFeed News; Thomas Peele, Bay Area News Group; Julia Prodis-Sulek, The Mercury News; Paige St. John, Los Angeles Times; Stephen Stock, NBC Bay Area; and Mark Walker, IRE/NICAR.

    Fellowships for this workshop are available for journalists of color working as freelance investigative reporters, or planning to do so in the near future. To learn more or apply, see “FIRE Diversity Fellowships” at https://ire.org/events-and-training/fellowships-and-scholarships/.

    Join IRE's experienced trainers and a group of veteran reporters for our Watchdog Workshop Saturday, September 29.

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

    Optional Computer-Assisted Reporting Training

    Sunday, September 30, 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.

    Optional Step up your audio game workshop

    Sunday, September 30, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Radio shows and podcasts like Reveal, In the Dark and This American Life have proven there are millions of people who want to listen to investigative reporting. In this hands-on workshop, we'll give you a crash course in how to reach them and make your investigative findings sing, with tips and tricks on interviewing and sound-gathering; structuring and writing narratives that work for the ear; and pitching the shows that will take your work to the next level. 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 Morris Dailey Auditorium. Sunday's optional sessions will take place in Dwight Bentel Hall, Rooms 133 and 226. A campus map can be found here.

    Parking

    Parking is available in a garage near the training for a fee. A campus map can be found here.

    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)

    $30 Optional Set up your audio game workshop

    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 2018 San Jose Watchdog Workshop.

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