Events and Training

2013 Los Angeles Watchdog Workshop

Host: Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California

IRE is bringing its highly rated Watchdog Workshop to Los Angeles with a twist: This workshop will focus on data-driven investigations.

This training will offer several of our core sessions that will improve your ability to think about data in your everyday work and find data and other information on the Web quickly.  In addition, this workshop will provide you with a foundation of using spreadsheets in your reporting with hands-on training in Excel.

Please note that registration is limited so sign up today.

These sessions are designed for reporters, editors, and producers from small, midsize and large publications, TV, radio stations, Web-only news sites and news blogs. Freelancers, students and journalism educators are also encouraged to attend.  Join IRE's experienced trainers to take your reporting up a level and jump into the realm of data journalism.

This training will offer you the tools and tricks of the trade that you need to be a better, faster, watchdog journalist in today's digital world.

The workshop will include the Selden Ring Award Luncheon. The Selden Ring Award underscores the critical importance of investigative journalism in today's society. The $35,000 prize recognizes published investigative reporting that has brought results.

Optional Advanced Hands-on Spreadsheet Training

Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

This hands-on workshop will build on skills learned in Friday's hands-on Excel training. Attend this workshop for more practice and to dive deeper into spreadsheets.Learn tricks to help you clean data and problem solve with Excel. Class size is limited; register early to reserve a seat on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking

Attendees can park in the USC parking structure X. Enter at Gate 3 off McCarthy West and Figueroa.  There is a daily fee to park.

Workshop Fees

$55 Professional

$25 Student

$30 Optional Advanced Hands-on Spreadsheet Training

Registration Information

This workshop is full.

For any workshop questions, pleae contact training@ire.org or 573-882-2042.


Time and place

Friday, April 12, 2013 - Saturday, April 13, 2013

University of Southern California - Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
3502 Watt Way
Los Angeles, California 90089


Registration information

Registration for this event is open! Click here to begin.

Hurry! Registration closes on Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m..


Schedule details

  • Hands-on

    Optional Advanced Hands-on Spreadsheet Training

    Speakers: Jaimi Dowdell, Liz Lucas

    This hands-on workshop will build on skills learned in Friday's hands-on Excel training.  Attend this workshop for more practice and to dive deeper with spreadsheets. Learn tricks to help you clean data and problem solve with Excel.  Class size is limted; 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.

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