IRE Training Events

  • September 7, 2019

    Denver, Colorado

    2019 Denver TV Watchdog Workshop

    Hosted by: KUSA 9News Denver

    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.

    Expected speakers include Alanna Autler, KTVT-Dallas; Patti DiVincenzo, IRE/NICAR; Jeremy Jojola, KUSA/9News Denver; Tony Kovaleski, KMGH-Denver; Rob Low, Fox31; Jeff Roberts, Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition; Nicole Vap, KUSA/9News Denver and Cody Winchester, IRE/NICAR.

    Join IRE's experienced trainers and a group of veteran journalists for our Watchdog Workshop Saturday, September 7.

    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 Susie Likovic, susie@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 14, 2019

    Hampton, Virginia

    2019 Hampton, VA Watchdog Workshop

    Hosted by: Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communication at Hampton University

    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 Rachel DePompa, WWBT-Richmond; Tim Eberly, The Virginian-Pilot; Sarah Hutchins, IRE/NICAR; Kimbriell Kelly, Los Angeles Times; Ana Ley, The Virginian-Pilot; Craig Merritt, Christian & Barton, LLP and Megan Rhyne, Virginia Coalition for Open Government.

    Join IRE's experienced trainers and a group of veteran reporters for our Watchdog Workshop Saturday, September 14, 2019.

    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, September 15, 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 the Robert P. Scripps Auditorium, Room 100, at Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communication at Hampton University. Sunday’s optional session will take place on the second floor in Room 220 at the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communication. A campus map can be found here.

    Parking

    Parking information was sent to registered attendees. If you have not received an email with parking information, please email logistics@ire.org. 

    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 hands-on 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 Susie Likovic, susie@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 16, 2019

    Seattle, Washington

    2019 Seattle CAR Boot Camp

    Hosted by: University of Washington Department of Communication

    IRE and the University of Washington Department of Communication are offering a hands-on workshop September 16-19.  You will 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.

    Workshop dates/times: The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 16-19 in the Communications Building, Room 302 at the University of Washington. Lunch will be on your own each day from 12 - 1:30 p.m. Visitor parking is available for a fee at the Padelford Parking Garage, a campus map can be found here.

    Additional details, including pricing and registration, can be found here.

  • September 28, 2019

    Boise, Idaho

    2019 Boise Watchdog Workshop

    Hosted by: Boise State Public Radio and Boise State University

    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 Ken Armstrong, ProPublica; Melissa Davlin, Idaho Public Television; Nicole Foy, Idaho Statesman; Deb Grasham, Givens Pursley, LLP; Mary Hudetz, The Associated Press; Cynthia Sewell, Idaho Statesman; Francisco Vara-Orta, IRE and NICAR and Les Zaitz, Malheur Enterprise.

    Join IRE's experienced trainers and a group of veteran reporters for our Watchdog Workshop on Saturday, September 28, 2019.

    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, September 29, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Attend this hands-on workshop and learn how to use Google Sheets, 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.

    **Attendees will need to bring their own laptop and charger to this training.

    Workshop Location

    Saturday's workshop will take place in Osher Institute Lecture Room, Room 207 of the Ron & Linda Yanke Family Research Park at Boise State University. Sunday’s optional session will also take place in the Osher Institute Lecture Room, Room 207. A link to the campus map is here.

    Parking

    Parking information is coming soon.

    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 hands-on 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 Susie Likovic, susie@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.