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Learn about IRE Meetups and RSVP for events in 3 cities this month

Join journalists in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles for IRE Meetups later this month. You don’t have to be an IRE member to attend these events, but we encourage you to RSVP on the event pages linked below.

  • Los Angeles | Thursday, November 13 at 6:30 p.m. | RSVP
  • Chicago | Friday, November 14 at 7 p.m. | RSVP
  • New York | Monday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m. | RSVP

IRE has member-organized Meetup groups in six cities. We’ll be compiling event and group information on our new IRE Meetups page.

Learn to write code, build a web scraper at our September workshop

IRE and the University of Missouri Journalism School are offering a special workshop Sept. 4-7 that will introduce the basics of newsroom programming by teaching how to build one of the simplest but most useful tools in a data journalist's toolbox: a web scraper designed to automate the downloading of data. The workshop will also teach basic data-cleaning skills needed to prepare a dataset of public records for analysis. 

The course will be taught using Python, but the concepts will be applicable to any programming language. We'll cover topics like how to write and run code, how computer ...

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Start planning for the 2014 IRE Conference in San Francisco

The IRE Conference in San Francisco is only a few months away. Here are a few things to consider as you make your travel plans:


Expected Speakers and Sessions

The best in the business will gather for panels, hands-on classes and special presentations about covering business, public safety, government, health care, education, the military, the environment and other key beats. Still on the fence? Check out our lists of expected speakers and sessions. More names and titles will be added as the conference approaches.



Baseball Tickets

Grab your friends and enjoy a night cheering on the San Francisco ...

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Join IRE at Meetups in Chicago, San Francisco

Come see old friends, make new ones, network and exchange your favorite tools for investigative reporting at two IRE Meetups next month.

IRE Bay Area: Tuesday, April 22 from 7-9 p.m. at Comal

IRE Chicago: Thursday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. at BlackFinn Ameripub

You don’t need to be an IRE member to attend, but each group is asking for RSVPs. Don’t miss this chance to grab a drink and swap stories with some of the best in the business.

Learn how to investigate local government on a shoestring budget

IRE and Poynter announced a low-cost investigative workshop: Investigating Local Government on a Shoestring Budget.

With growing Medicare and pension costs, 2013 will be a rough year for local governments that face significant budget deficits in a slowly recovering economy. These governments face critical decisions, IRE and Poynter are offering  training to ensure journalists are well equipped to cover them.

In this training you will learn how to use spreadsheet programs like Excel, you will learn critical thinking skills that look beyond announcements and events and you will discover corners of the "hidden web" where some of the best story ...

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Introducing Total Newsroom Training, a new program from IRE

IRE is launching a new program and is looking for news organizations dedicated to doing watchdog work. This is your newsroom’s opportunity to have intense, in-house investigative training -- for free. If your organization is hungry for customized investigative training and can't afford it, apply today. Spots are limited.

Total Newsroom Training from IRE is designed to increase the ability of news organizations to provide watchdog and enterprise coverage for their communities and to produce work that can lead to change and improvements in those communities.

The program is meant to help small to medium-size news organizations, and IRE ...

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