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Data Journalism Bootcamps

IRE’s Data Journalism Bootcamp provides a broad foundation in data skills for anyone with beginner to intermediate skills. We’ll start with basic spreadsheets and build into SQL, which can help you analyze millions of records. We’ll also cover data cleaning, finding data sources, using public records and bulletproofing your analysis.

Upcoming Bootcamps:

August Bootcamp | Register

This bootcamp meets online for four and a half days split over two weeks: 

  • 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. ET August 9-10 
  • 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. ET August 16-17
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET August 18


Scholarships are available and include the following:

  • IRE membership/renewal ($70 value)
  • Complimentary bootcamp registration (up to $1,100 value)


Data Journalism Bootcamp tickets use the following price tiers. You must also be a current member to attend a bootcamp. If you are not a current member, you will need to join or renew before purchasing a ticket.

If you have questions, please contact

Large Newsroom/TV Top 25: $1000
Defined as: Newspapers with Sunday circulation 100,000 and over; TV/radio in top 25 market

Medium Newsroom/TV 25-50: $800
Defined as: Newspapers with Sunday circulation between 50,000 and 100,000; TV/radio in 25-50 market; online media with 15 or more full-time employees; magazine and newsletters

Small Newsroom/TV 50-200: $550
Define as: Newspapers with Sunday circulation under 50,000; TV/radio in 50-200 market; online media with 14 or fewer full-time employees

University educators: $800

Freelancers: $550

Students: $550


During the COVID-19 pandemic, our bootcamps are conducted online. Here are the only requirements:

  • A Google account: We use Google Classroom to provide you with materials before and during bootcamp. You'll continue to have access to your classroom once the training is over, too. Your Google account should be a traditional Gmail account -- not a Google-administered account through your workplace or university. We can help you make sure you have the correct Gmail access.
  • Internet access: Strong internet is important, since you'll be in Zoom most of the day.
  • Zoom: Our virtual meeting space.

We recommend, but do not require:

  • Two screens or monitors: Past students have found a two-screen setup useful for following instruction while they practice hands-on skills. If you don't have two monitors, don't worry! We'll go slow and help you with anything you miss.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your bootcamp registration, there will be a $200 non-refundable fee until one week prior to the bootcamp. Please email to request a cancellation.

Meet your IRE Expert

Cody Winchester
Cody Winchester

Cody Winchester was a newspaper reporter, data specialist and web developer before joining IRE as a training director in 2017.

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