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Mizzou students, staff invited to attend workshop series

Boost your investigative reporting skills this school year with this series of workshops at the Missouri School of Journalism. Investigative Reporters and Editors, a global membership non-profit based at the school, is organizing these sessions for students, faculty and staff.

Attendees will learn how they can improve their work, regardless of whether they aspire to become an investigative journalist. Sessions will run 70-90 minutes and be open to students of all levels. You do not need to be an IRE member, though you may not have access to all the resources on the IRE website.

Missouri School of Journalism students can get a free one-year IRE membership if they attend four of the IRE-Mizzou Watchdog Series workshops during the 2018-2019 school year. Students only on campus this fall can qualify by attending two sessions. The IRE student memberships will be awarded at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. Students who already have a membership will receive a 1-year membership renewal.

Since the 1970s, IRE has trained thousands of journalists worldwide in investigative and data reporting techniques. For the first time, IRE is offering a training series for Missouri School of Journalism students.

Prof. David Herzog, academic adviser for the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting, is the organizer of this series. NICAR is a joint program of the school and IRE. Contact him at with any questions.

Monday, Sept. 17 in RJI Palmer Room 100-A, 6-7:30 p.m.

Learn how investigative reporting skills can help you become a better journalist. We’ll provide an overview of some of the best investigative reporting today. Also, you’ll learn how to use IRE resources to create deeper stories.



  • Prof. David Herzog, NICAR adviser
  • Lauren Grandestaff, IRE Resource Center Director
  • Sarah Hutchins, IRE Editorial Director
  • Charles Minshew, IRE Data Services Director


IRE is providing pizza and soft drinks/water for attendees, so please RSVP if you plan to be there.

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