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Journalism organizations to offer special training in New Orleans

If you’re making the trip to New Orleans for the IRE Conference, consider tacking on some additional training. Several of our partners are offering special workshops and classes in conjunction with the conference.

The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism 

At “10 Great Business Databases to Mine for Stories,” data journalist Steve Doig will demonstrate 10 data sources you may never have heard of that can lend rich context to your business and economic stories and spark meaningful investigations. The free workshop will take place Wednesday, before the IRE Conference is underway.

The Institute for Nonprofit News

INN will host two workshops ­open to members (free) and nonmembers (for a fee). At “Marketing + Branding for News,” you’ll learn how branding can help drive membership and generate revenue for your news organization. At the second workshop, one of the nation’s top consultants on donor programs will lead an interactive session on building a major donor program for your organization.

Tableau

Tableau will be offering four workshops designed to teach journalists how to create interactive data graphics, design mobile visualizations, find and tell data stories, and take their design and interactive skills to the next level. The training is free for IRE Conference attendees, but space is limited.

The American Society of News Editors

ASNE’s one-day workshop will help you learn what it takes to create an investigative culture and lead high-impact investigative projects and teams. Panels include, “Leading as a Reporter,” “Leading as a Project Editor,” “Creating an Investigative Culture,” and a roundtable discussion. The workshop is $99 for both ASNE members and nonmembers. 

The International Center for Journalists

ICFJ is hosting “Steal My Tool,” a series of 5-minute lightning talks showcasing the latest investigative digital and data journalism tools and projects of news innovators. The workshop will take place Friday over the IRE Conference lunch break. ICFJ has limited the event to about 25 people and will provide lunch and drinks. Register by June 3.

 

Learn more and sign up on our Special Training page.

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