Supported by Lumina Foundation and Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University

In these four-and-a-half day bootcamps, educators will receive hands-on training on spreadsheets with a focus on learning how to teach these tools in a college setting. 

Topics will include building data lessons into existing coursework, creating syllabi for data journalism courses and building hands-on teaching skills. Attendees will receive IRE’s training materials and data, which can be used in their classes.

The bootcamps will be taught by IRE’s experienced trainers and a college-level data journalism professor. The bootcamps are open to anyone teaching journalism at a college or university, regardless of academic title. No data journalism or data teaching experience is necessary. 

Check out the schedule


When and where

Virtual bootcamp (previously scheduled to be held at the University of Arizona), Modified dates of Jan. 4-8, 2021.The bootcamp will be from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. (ET) each day except for January 8 which will be from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. (ET).  Register! 

Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY), Summer 2021. Details coming soon. 


Registration deadline

There is no deadline to register, but we have a limited number of seats and expect them to fill early. Register soon!



$800 for current IRE members. Non-members add $70 for an IRE membership.



Scholarships available for educators of color include the following:

  • IRE membership/renewal ($70 value)
  • Complimentary boot camp registration ($800 value)

More scholarship details, including deadlines, can be found here.


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