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IRE’s TV Watchdog Workshop series moves online in 2021

IRE’s TV Watchdog Workshops are going virtual in 2021, allowing us to reach more journalists and keep everyone safe during the pandemic. These half-day workshops are open to broadcast journalists and will focus on tips and techniques for journalists working in television news.

Each of the four virtual workshops will focus on a different aspect of investigative journalism with sessions tailored to television reporters, producers and news directors. The workshops will include interactive sessions, group activities and time for attendees to network with other broadcast journalists across the country.

Registration is $35 for each workshop and includes a one-year IRE membership or renewal for the first 500 people to sign up for any of the events and qualify for IRE membership. Regular membership price is $70/year for professionals and $25/year for students. Each person can receive only one membership or renewal for the 2021 Virtual TV Watchdog Workshop series.

The workshops and free memberships are made possible by support from Knight Foundation. Before the pandemic, IRE hosted TV Watchdog Workshops in Denver, Seattle, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Dallas.

“We’re excited to bring this valuable training online and make it accessible to more journalists than ever before,” IRE Deputy Executive Director Denise Malan said. “These unique events will help broadcast journalists dig deeper for their stories, expand their investigative toolkit and network with other journalists from across the country.” 

Registration is open for the first two workshops and will open soon for the other two:

  • Upping your game: Make every day a watchdog day
  • Legal Workshop with Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
  • Art of the TV interview
    • Noon to 4 p.m. ET, March 20, 2021
    • More details and registration signup to come.
  • Digging deeper with data in broadcast newsrooms
    • Noon to 4 p.m. ET, April 17, 2021
    • More details and registration signup to come.
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