Tipsheets and tutorials

Session materials from panels, demos and hands-on classes at the 2013 IRE Conference. Were you a IRE 2013 speaker with materials we don’t yet have on this list? Send them to web editor Tony Schick at tony@ire.org or resource center director Lauren Grandestaff at lauren@ire.org.

WEDNESDAY

Breaking Local Stories with Economic Data | 2 – 5 p.m. in Salon K

 

THURSDAY

Best mobile apps for reporting | 9 a.m. in Salon D

Census Reporter update | 9 a.m. in CR 12

Easy to use visualization tools | 9 a.m. in Salon C

Everyday data: DBs every newsroom should aready have on file or be familiar with | 9 a.m. in Salon I
Presentation from speaker Dan Keating

Juking the stats? Delve into your police department’s FBI crime data to find flaws | 9 a.m. in CR 1-4
No tipsheet available yet 

Shooting your own video for your investigation | 9 a.m. in Salon A
No tipsheet available yet 

INN Training: The latest on philanthropy for nonprofit news and media organizations | 9 a.m. in Salon K
No tipsheet available yet 

Rapid data publishing with Caspio (Hosted by Caspio) | 9 a.m. in CR 11
No tipsheet available yet 

Tableau Public for Beginners | 9 a.m. in CR 10
No tipsheet available yet 

Business investigations | 10:10 in Salon J
Presentation from speaker Rob Barry
Tipsheet from Barry

Compared to what? Using data to provide context on any beat | 10:10  in CR 1-4
Presentation from speaker Coulter Jones

Investigating health care with data | 10:10  in Salon I
No tipsheet available yet 

Overview of the year in CAR | 10:10 in Salon D
Presentation from speakers Mark Horvit and Megan Luther

Using technology in your investigation | 10:10 in Salon C
Tipsheet from speaker Allison Young

INN Training: Best-practices lightning round presentations | 10:45 p.m. in Salon K
No tipsheet available yet 

Demystifying mobile for investigations | 11:20 in Salon I
No tipsheet available yet 

DocumentCloud as an investigative tool | 11:20 in CR 12
No tipsheet available yet 

Finding needles in a million haystacks: How to build a thorough data-based investigation with inaccessible, incomprehensible, and intermediate data | 11:20 in Salon D
No tipsheet available yet 

Free or cheap tools for wrangling data | 11:20 in Salon A
Tipsheet from speaker Tyler Dukes

Inspect this | 11:20 in Salon J
Slides from speaker Megan Luther

Mapping for investigations | 11:20 in CR 1-4
No tipsheet available yet 

Sneak peak of Caspio 8.0 Beta (Hosted by Caspio) | 11:20 in CR 11
No tipsheet available yet 

Squeaky wheels: Quick-hit and in-depth investigations from complaint data | 11:20 in Salon I
No tipsheet available yet

The doctor is in: Diagnosing dirty data | 2:30 in CR 1-4
Presentation from speakers Jennifer LaFleur and Jaimi Dowdell

From big to small: How to integrate data projects into the newsroom | 2:30 in Salon D
Tipsheet from speaker Shawn McIntosh
Slides from presentation

Going beyond the obvious: Creative uses for data | 2:30 in Salon I
Tipsheet from speaker Margot Williams
Slides from speaker Ryann Grochowski

Spycraft (Sponsored by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation) | 2:30 in CR-12
Presentation from speaker Steve Doig

Why you (and your shop) need data | 3:40 in Salon A
Presentation from speaker Stephen Stock
Tipsheet from Stock
Presentation from speaker Chris Schnaars

Investigative storytelling in radio | 3:40 in Salon D
Presentation from speakers Sandra Bartlett and John Ryan

Embedding data and maps into the minds of readers: An Esri Community Analyst and Mapping platform experience (Sponsored by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation) | 4:50 in CR-12
Presentation from speaker Ingrid Lobet

You’ve got the data, where’s the story? How to find interesting patterns and do analysis
Presentation from speaker Dan Keating

FRIDAY

Investigating after a disaster | 8:30 in Salon A
Tipsheet from speaker Sally Kestin

The year in investigative reporting | 8:30 in Salon C
Presentation from speakers Mark Horvit and Megan Luther

Investigating incentives | 8:30 in Salon K
Tipsheet from speaker Greg LeRoy

Bad medicine: Healthcare investigations (Sponsored by The Amarillo Independent) | 8:30 in Salon D
Presentation from speaker Christina Jewett
Tipsheet from speaker Joe Neff

The great divide: Investigating income inequality | 9:40 in Salon A
Presentation from speaker Paul Overberg

Transparency: Getting past “No” when government pushes back (Sponsored by Rockefeller Brothers Fund) | 9:40 in CR 1-4
Tipsheet from speaker Jack Gillum

Enterprise on the education beat | 10:50 in Salon I
Tipsheet
Presentation from speaker Kevin Crowe
Presentation from speaker Will Evans

Presentation from speaker Michael LaForgia

Policing the police: Investigating law enforcement | 10:50 in CR 1-4
Tipsheet from moderator Shawn McIntosh

Slides from session
More slides from session

Why does college cost so much where does the money go? |10:50 in Salon C
Slides from presentation
Tipsheet from speaker Holly Hacker

In the name of charity: Investigating nonprofits | 10:50 in Salon A
Presentation from speaker Ziva Branstetter
Tipsheet from speakers Kendall Taggart and Kris Hundley

Managers: Editing and storytelling for all platforms | 10:50 in Salon D
Presentation from speaker Matt Stiles

Investigating political shenanigans | 2:25 in Salon A
Presentation from speaker Manny Garcia
Presentation from speaker Bill Allison

Whistleblowers and leaks — Protecting sources | 2:25 in Salon HI
Presentation from speaker Angie Moreschi
Tipsheet from speakers Corn, Malbran and Moreschi

Getting records in the U.S., Mexico and beyond, by any means necessary (Sponsored by Rockefeller Brothers Fund) | 2:25 in CR 1-4
Tipsheet from speaker Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab

Search rodeo: Strategies, engines and databases for investigative reporting | 3:35 in Salon C
Tipsheet from Barbara Gray
Tipsheet from Margot Williams

Surveillance, privacy and hackers | 3:35 in Salon K
Presentation from speaker Julia Angwin

SATURDAY

Investigating breaking news | 8:30 in CR 1-4
Presentation from speaker Chris Davis

Developing your own bulletproof methodology | 8:30 in Salon K
List of links from speaker Amy Pyle
Tipsheet from speaker Ellen Gabler

Intro to stats with Excel | 8:30 in CR-11
Tipsheet from speaker Steve Doig
Practice data set for Excel

Immigration: Stories away from the border | 8:30 in Salon D
Presentation from speaker Daniel Connolly
Tipsheet from speaker Lewis Kamb
Presentation from speaker Lewis Kamb

Out of order: Investigating the judicial system | 8:30 in Salon J
Presentation from speaker Brad Heath

Busting the immigration myths | 9:40 in Salon D
Presentation from speaker Daniel Rosas
Tipsheet from speaker G.W. Schultz

Watchdogging government officials | 9:40 in Salon C
Presentation from speaker Eric Litke

Building sources on the beat that lead to investigations | 9:40 in Salon M
Tipsheet from speaker Matt Apuzzo

Broadcast: “The Get” – Asking the right person the right questions | 9:40 in Salon J
Tipsheet from speaker Craig Cheatham

Managers: Preparing for and managing investigative blowback | 10:50 in CR 1-4
Presentation from speaker George Rodrigue

Tipsheet from speakers

Intro to mapping with Fusion Tables | 10:50 in CR 11
Fusion table worksheet from speaker Kate Martin

Broadcast: What I learned from getting sued | 2:30 in Salon J
Tipsheet from speaker Lea Thompson

Tracking government contracting (Sponsored by Bloomberg) | 2:30 in Salon L
Presentation from speaker Danielle Ivory
Tipsheet from Ivory

Investigating History | 2:30 in Salon D
Tipsheet from speaker Jim Neff

The dark side of the oil & gas boom: Death, pollution, land grabs and other impact | 2:30 in Salon K
Presentation from speaker Mark Collette
Presentation from speaker Jennifer Hiller
Tipsheet from Collette
Tipsheet from Jennifer Hiller and John Tedesco

Tracking political influence | 2:30 in Salon M
Presentation from speaker James Grimaldi

Transparency: The nuts and bolts of open records battles (Sponsored by Rockefeller Brothers Fund) | 2:30 in Salon C
Tipsheet from speak John Tedesco

Broadcast: Boom. Go! Go! Go! | 3:40 in Salon J
Tipsheet from speaker Marshall Zelinger
Slides from panel
Tipsheet speaker from Joe Ellis

Managers: Keeping the collaborative project on track | 3:40 in Salon L
Slides from the panel

Writing the investigative story | 3:40 in Salon M
Presentation from speaker Julian Sher

Presentation from speaker Jennifer Forsyth
Presentation from speaker Steve Proctor

Unnatural deaths: Investigating medical examiners (Sponsored by Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma) | 3:40 in Salon D
Tipsheet

The environment: Regulating the regulators | 4:50 in Salon L
Investigating water pollution tipsheet
Investigating habitat conservation plans tipsheet
Investigating parks conversions tipheet

SUNDAY

Storyboarding | 9:00 in Salon D
Presentation from speaker Megan Luther

Reporting amid chronic threat (Sponsored by Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma) | 9:00 in Salon K
Slides from presentation

Finding data online | 10:10 in Salon J
Tipsheet from speaker Jaimi Dowdell