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Board Office Hours: How to get the most out of NICAR24

March 5 @ 2:00 PM

As you get ready to head to Baltimore for NICAR24, join the IRE Board for a casual discussion about how to get the most out of the conference. We'll share panel suggestions and insider tips. And as always, we'll also take any other questions you have.

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2024 NICAR Conference

March 7

IRE’s annual data journalism conference will take place in Baltimore, Maryland, March 7-10, 2024. NICAR24 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.

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Webinar: Sunshine Week - 25 records to request right now

March 14 @ 2:30 PM

Public records requests can help you find new stories, expand beat coverage, spark deep-dive investigations — and you'd be surprised at how much information is out there! In this session, IRE executive director Diana Fuentes will share 25 different public records to request right now. This webinar is hosted in partnership with Sunshine Week, to shine a light on the importance of public records and open government. 

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March 2024 Data Journalism Bootcamp - Google Sheets deep dive (In-Person)

March 25 @ 12:00 PM

Current IRE membership required | March 25-29 | Tickets cost $500-$1,250.

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Anatomy of the Investigation: Local Housing Stories You Can’t Afford to Miss 

March 26 @ 1:00 PM

A lack of affordable housing, low-income challenges and deplorable living conditions – often with appalling landlords, safety concerns and little oversight – are challenges happening in most communities across the country. But finding and digging into these stories – and telling them in memorable, impactful ways – isn’t always easy.

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IRE Oklahoma City Watchdog Workshop (April 12 & 13)

April 12 @ 9:00 AM

Elevate your investigative and data skills by joining IRE for a day and a half of professional development training at the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, April 12 and 13, 2024.

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Mini-Bootcamp online: Data cleaning (April 2024)

April 16

Current IRE membership required | April 16-April 25 | Tickets cost $200-600

Over the course of four sessions, attendees will learn various tools and strategies for dealing with “dirty data”: messy values, typos, incorrect data types, bad formatting and unstructured data. The trainers will focus on free tools and techniques that require little to no coding, starting with functions and features in Google Sheets. Attendees will also get an introduction to the basics of some command line utilities; OpenRefine, which has powerful clustering algorithms for tackling messy values; and regular expressions, an incredibly powerful cleaning tool for unstructured data. The workshop uses real-world data examples and covers best practices and strategies for cleaning data. This bootcamp will take place 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. ET on the following days: April 16, April 18, April 23 and April 25.

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SAVE THE DATE - IRE Chicago Watchdog Workshop (May 10)

May 10 @ 9:00 AM

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Cover crime? You need to hear this: Victim-first, trauma-informed reporting 

May 14 @ 1:00 PM

Let’s find ways to inform without hurting, to advocate without re-traumatizing, and to talk to people in pain that may help them heal — versus leaving more agony in our wake. 

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2024 IRE Conference

June 20

IRE’s annual investigative journalism conference will take place in Anaheim, California, June 20-23, 2024. The conference begins Thursday, June 20 at 9 a.m. and runs daily until 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23. Registration includes the welcome reception, the IRE Awards Luncheon and the closing reception.

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August 2024 Data Journalism Bootcamp - Google Sheets + Python 🐍 (In-Person)

August 5 @ 12:00 PM

Current IRE membership required | August 5-9 | Tickets cost $500-$1,250.

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