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IRE Preview: Turn data into stories with our new hands-on classes

While many of our hands-on classes still focus on using software, we recognize that it can be incredibly helpful for journalists to sit down with an expert guide to usher them through the process of turning data into a story. So we're offering something a little different this year at the IRE Conference in Philadelphia – courses that do this very thing.

We're calling the series of classes "Finding the story," and the idea is that these sessions will cover how to obtain important data sets, mine them for potential stories, expose shortcomings in the data and avoid common ...

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Reveal to offer free training for radio, podcasting at IRE15


When: Saturday, June 6 from 8:30 a.m. – noon

Cost: Free

How to register: Sign up online*

*You must be registered for the conference

Wondering how to turn your stories into driveway moments and compelling audio narrative? Then come to an intensive three hour workshop with award winning radio journalists from Reveal, the new investigative program from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX.

We will explore the power of audio narrative, how to plan for your radio field gathering to get the most from your interaction with your sources, how to interview for good narrative, and how ...

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Deadlines approaching for free training programs

Looking to train yourself or your newsroom? We have several opportunities - many of them free - with March application deadlines. Tell us who you want to train, and we'll match you with a program.

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An entire newsroom

Total Newsroom Training is your 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. The deadline to apply is Sunday, March 22. Learn more about the program and application process.

A reporter-editor team

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Join us for Excel Español at the 2015 CAR Conference!

This three-hour hands-on workshop teaches journalists, in Spanish, how to use Excel, a powerful electronic spreadsheet for deadline and beat reporting on budgets, salaries, elections and more. Learn from fluent teachers how to dig deeper using the Internet and find valuable datasets for your stories. Seating is limited.

Registration is $35 and the class will take place Sunday, March 5 from 9 am to noon. To register, click here.

The workshop is free for those attendees already registered for the full CAR Conference, but please contact amy@ire.org to register for Excel Espa ...

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Acompáñenos en el curso de Excel en Español en la Conferencia CAR 2015!

Excel en Español

Domingo, 8 de marzo

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Atlanta Marriott Marquis

265 Peachtree Center Ave NE

Atlanta, GA 30303

Este taller práctico de tres horas se dictará en español y enseñará a periodistas cómo utilizar el programa Excel, una hoja de cálculo electrónica la cual es una herramienta importante para agilizar la entrega de reportajes del periodismo que cubre presupuestos, salarios, elecciones y más.

Se aprenderá cómo usar el Internet a profundidad y cómo encontrar datos valiosos para su reportajes.  Asientos limitados.

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Sign up for special training at the 2015 CAR Conference

If you’re planning on attending the 2015 CAR Conference make sure to check out the special workshops and training opportunities that require pre-registration. You can learn more about each of these events by visiting our Special Training page, but here's a look at some of our offerings.


Techraking 10 <=: Bootstrapping the News

Sponsor: The Center for Investigative Reporting

When: Wednesday, March 4 from 1-5 pm

Cost: $50

What: Veteran data crunchers and programmers from The Center for Investigative Reporting will give you a virtual playground on your personal laptop that will allow you to explore all the tools ...

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Audio from 2014 Watchdog Workshops now available for download

Participants at the Jacksonville Watchdog Workshop. (Photo courtesy of Tracey Eaton)

Couldn’t make it to one of our Watchdog Workshops this year? We recorded audio from many of our panels and, thanks to a generous grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, have made it available for download online.

We have recordings from the following workshops: JacksonvilleBuffaloPortlandWashington DCTucson, Wyoming, Los Angeles, Iowa City, and New York (limited).

Get tips on covering minority communities from Los Angeles Times reporter Anh Do and MSNBC anchor Richard Lui. Listen to USA TODAY reporter Brad Heath talk ...

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How to survive your first CAR story

By Jennifer Johnson, The Grand Forks Herald

Spreadsheet programs like Excel have always intimidated me. Sure, I dabbled in them a few times. I pulled up pre-formatted sheets and leafed through them. I used basic formulas and figured out percentages. And I also attended a two-day IRE training with fellow reporters at the Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald, where I'm the education reporter.

Anyone with experience will tell you that the only way to learn a program is by consistent use. Our newsroom had the training in February and by the time I started the project in earnest last ...

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Improve your watchdog skills for just $10 this summer

It’s the best deal you can get in the nation’s capital. For $10, you can learn investigative techniques from some of the best journalists in the country. Yes, $10.

IRE’s Watchdog Workshop will be held in Washington, D.C. on August 13. The workshop will take place at the AAJA annual conference, but it’s open to all journalists and students. Non-AAJA members are welcome to attend and you don’t have register for the full conference.

Check out our full line-up here: http://www.ire.org/events-and-training/event/1513/

Watch live: Google Hangout on execution secrecy

Today starting at 12 p.m. CDT we’ll be talking about how to investigate the death penalty and shed light on secrecy surrounding lethal injection practices. To watch the broadcast and submit questions, click here. You can also tweet us questions at @IRE_NICAR using the hashtag #IREHangout.

We’ll be joined by four journalists who have been covering executions: Ziva Branstetter of the Tulsa World, Chris McDaniel of St. Louis Public Radio, Brian Haas of The Tennessean and Della Hasselle, a contributor to The Lens.

After the broadcast, the recording will be posted to our Hangouts page.