Events and Training

2014 New York Watchdog Workshop

Registration for this workshop has closed.  We have reached capacity for this training.

Hosted by: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

IRE is bringing its highly rated Watchdog Workshop series to New York City, with an expanded program that will include two extra tracks focused on financial and data journalism.

The training will offer several core sessions on Friday designed to improve your ability to mine the web and social media, conduct better interviews, adopt the investigative mindset and more. 

The financial sessions will give you the tools to investigate stocks and commodities, hedge funds and more, with speakers from Bloomberg, Reuters, the Times and the Journal. The data track will focus on visualization, cybersecurity, storytelling and more, with additional speakers from organizations including ESPN, WNYC and more. 

This is IRE's largest event outside of our two annual conferences, and we're keeping the cost of registration low, at $55. 

Optional Hands-on Training  - these sessions are currently full.

Saturday, January 25, 9 a.m. - Noon

Lab #1 - Computer-Assisted Reporting Training covering Excel 1, Excel 2 and Excel 3


Lab #2 - Scraping for Stories and DocumentCloud

Workshop Fees

$55 Professional

$25 Student

$30 Optional Hands-on Training (Saturday morning)


Current IRE members should log-in through their member profile here. Once logged in, select conferences and events on the left-hand side of the screen under my profile, then select the event you would like to register for. Your IRE membership will be extended one year from your current expiration date.

If you are not a current IRE member or your membership has expired, please register here.

For any workshop questions, please contact or 573-882-2042.

Time and place

Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 - Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 West 40th Street
New York, New York 10018

Schedule details

  • Hands-on

    Optional Hands-on Scraping for Stories and DocumentCloud

    Speakers: Sarah Cohen, Mark Horvit

    NOTE: Registration is required for this session. Click here to sign up.

    Room 436

    9 a.m. - noon

  • Hands-on

    Optional Computer-Assisted Reporting Training

    Speakers: Ryann Grochowski Jones, Benjamin Lesser, Tim Henderson

    Attend this hands-on workshop and learn how to use Excel, a powerful electronic spreadsheet for deadline and beat reporting on budgets, salaries, election data and more. Also learn how to dig deeper using the Internet and find valuable datasets for your stories. Class size is limited; register early to reserve a seat on a first-come, first-served basis.

    NOTE: Registration is required for this session. Click here to sign up.

    Room 438

    9 a.m. - noon