Events and Training

IRE Training Events

  • 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.

    For more information, visit our conference page.

  • July 24, 2015

    Washington, District of Columbia

    2015 July - Stats Boot Camp

    Return to your newsroom ready to craft statistics into stories that count! This workshop is aimed at strenghening the skills of reporters who are familiar with basic computer-assisted reporting and want to add statistical analysis to their toolkits.


    Registration for this Stats Boot Camp is online.  Additional details including pricing and a sample schedule can be found on the Stats Boot Camp page.   

    Register for the July Stats Boot Camp

    Workshop Location

    The workshop will take place at American University in the McKinley Building, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.  Campus map

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  • 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 ...