Events and Training

IRE Training Events

  • Jan. 12, 2015

    Columbia, Missouri

    2015 January - CAR Boot Camp

    Learn how to acquire electronic information, use spreadsheets and databases to analyze the information and translate that information into high-impact stories. In addition, NICAR provides follow-up help when participants return to their news organizations.

  • Jan. 31, 2015

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    2015 Baton Rouge Watchdog Workshop

    Hosted by: The Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University

    This training will offer several of our core sessions that will improve your ability to find information on the Web quickly, and point you to key documents and data that will help you add depth to your daily work and produce quick-hit enterprise stories. In addition, this workshop will give you tips on bulletproofing stories, digging deeper on the Web with social media, search engines and much more.

    These sessions are designed for reporters, editors, and producers from small, midsize and large publications, TV, radio stations, Web-only news ...

  • Feb. 13, 2015

    Nashville, Tennessee

    2015 Nashville Higher Education Watchdog Workshop

    Join College Media Association and Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) for a workshop designed to improve your overall reporting skills and your ability to find stories on your campus. This training — for students, advisers and professionals — will offer several core sessions that will teach you to find information quickly and point you to key documents and data that will help you add depth to daily stories and produce quick-hit enterprise stories.

    For only $79, you'll learn how to:

    • *Use the Internet as an investigative reporting tool
    • *Prepare for tough interviews and come away with the ...

  • March 5, 2015

    Atlanta, Georgia

    2015 CAR Conference

    Join IRE and NICAR for our annual conference devoted to computer-assisted reporting. Come and learn about tools you need to dig deeper into stories and give readers and viewers the information they want.

    For more information, visit our conference page.  

  • March 23, 2015

    Columbia, Missouri

    2015 March - CAR Boot Camp

    Learn how to acquire electronic information, use spreadsheets and databases to analyze the information and translate that information into high-impact stories. In addition, NICAR provides follow-up help when participants return to their news organizations.

  • June 4, 2015

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    2015 IRE Conference

    The best in the business will gather for more than 150 panels, hands-on classes and special presentations about covering business, public safety, government, health care, education, the military, the environment and other key beats. Speakers will share strategies for locating documents and gaining access to public records, finding the best stories and managing investigations. Join the discussion about how to practice investigative journalism in print, broadcast, Web and alternative newsroom models.

  • Aug. 2, 2015

    Columbia, Missouri

    2015 August - CAR Boot Camp

    Learn how to acquire electronic information, use spreadsheets and databases to analyze the information and translate that information into high-impact stories. In addition, NICAR provides follow-up help when participants return to their news organizations.

  • Aug. 7, 2015

    Columbia, Missouri

    2015 August - Mapping Boot Camp

    IRE and NICAR conducts this hands-on training using the latest version of ArcView GIS. We will look at noteworthy stories that have used mapping and show you how to uncover stories using census and other data. The sessions will include address geocoding, thematic mapping, overlaying and spatial analysis.

    Participants should have basic knowledge in using relational database programs such as Microsoft Access.

    NICAR is a joint program of IRE and the Missouri School of Journalism.

    Attendees of the bootcamp have the option to receive the following discounts from Esri.

    A free license of ArcGIS Desktop that will not time out ...