Boot Camps

Attend any one of these boot camps to learn how to analyze data using spreadsheets and databases, map data, or use coding in your work. Participants are encouraged to bring their own data to work on during open lab time.

NICAR is a joint program of IRE and the Missouri School of Journalism.

Fellowships and scholarships are available to assist with the costs associated with attending a boot camp. Go here for more details.

“Great program! You expanded my thinking on what is doable.” — Josh Wilson, WFTV-Orlando


Choose a boot camp:

Data Journalism Boot Camps (Columbia, Mo)

Learn to acquire electronic information, use spreadsheets and databases to analyze information and translate that information into stories. These boot camps are offered several times each year. In addition, NICAR provides followup help when participants return to their organizations. Click for registration, fees and schedule information.

January 6-10, 2020 – Register here

March 23-27, 2020 – Register here

August 2-6, 2020 – Register here


Data Viz Boot Camp (Columbia, Mo)

Learn how to uncover hidden stories and visualize them using Tableau at this intensive mini-boot camp. IRE and NICAR trainers will show how to build rich charts and maps, and then weave them into interactive dashboards and stories that can shared on the web. Training will cover best practices in data viz and how to build responsive interactives. Click for registration, fees and schedule information.



Travel/Lodging for Columbia, MO:

More information on travel to and lodging options in Columbia.