Events and Training

IRE Training Events

  • March 28, 2015

    Washington, District of Columbia

    2015 Washington D.C. Watchdog Workshop

    Hosted by: Howard University School of Communications

    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 sites and news blogs. ...

  • April 8, 2015

    Madison, Wisconsin

    2015 Midwest Watchdog Workshop (Madison, WI)

    Presented by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and Investigative Reporters and Editors.

    The conference is open to professional journalists, student journalists (high school and collegiate) and the public -- an innovative design to spread knowledge of investigative reporting techniques that hold the powerful accountable and foster an informed citizenry.

    Panelists will include Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times investigative reporters Walt Bogdanich and Stephanie Saul, award-winning investigative broadcast journalists Lea Thompson and Kathleen Johnston, and other leading figures from across the Midwest and nation.

    Sessions will focus on skills such as interviewing, obtaining public records, data analysis (hands-on training), covering ...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...