Get the most bang for your buck at #IRE17 by attending Sunday morning’s expansive lineup. If you leave Phoenix too soon, you’ll miss:
- Optimizing a news organization for trust. Jay Rosen of New York University will discuss lessons from De Correspondent's success in The Netherlands and explore how U.S. newsrooms can learn from it. The Dutch news organization, funded solely by memberships, employs 21 staffers and works with 75 freelancers.
- How to become an instant expert through Google. Learn the latest watchdog tricks and tactics from Google’s Daniel Russell.
- IRE open lab. Experts will be available for two hours to troubleshoot your data headaches, answer lingering questions from earlier hands-on labs, offer advice about particular data sets and much more.
- Let's get creepy: Backgrounding tips from a journalist and librarian. Dig deeper, faster and more accurately with advice from IRE’s own Sarah Hutchins and Lauren Grandestaff.
- Legal protections for freelancers: Contracts, indemnification and more will be featured in a news-you-can-use session led by Randy Dotinga, a freelance journalist and past president of the American Society of Journalists & Authors.
- Networking internationally. Join David Kaplan of the Global Investigative Journalism Network for a freewheeling conversation about best practices, resources and tips for international journalists.
- Career roundtable. Leading journalists will discuss navigating the often choppy waters of a journalism career. What skills are in high demand? How can you produce compelling stories despite your shrinking newsroom? What are the proven strategies for promoting your work (and career)? Can you ever find work-life balance?