IRE Training Events

  • May 5, 2018

    Denver, Colorado

    2018 Denver Watchdog Workshop

    Hosted by: KUSA 9News Denver

    IRE will offer several of its core sessions, designed to improve your ability to find information on the Web quickly, and point you to key documents and data that will help you add depth to your daily work and produce quick-hit enterprise stories. In addition, this workshop will give you tips on bulletproofing stories, digging deeper on the Web with social media, search engines and much more.

    Expected speakers include: Ken Armstrong, ProPublica; Shaun Assael, independent journalist; Sandra Fish, independent journalist; David Migoya, The Denver Post; Jeff Roberts, Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition; Nicole Vap, KUSA/9News Denver; Nancy Watzman, Internet Archive; and Cody Winchester, IRE/NICAR.

    These sessions are designed for reporters, editors, and producers from small, midsize and large publications, TV, radio stations, Web-only news sites and news blogs. Freelancers, students and journalism educators are also encouraged to attend.

    Join IRE's experienced trainers and a group of veteran reporters for our Watchdog Workshop Saturday, May 5.

    Get the tools and the tricks of the trade that you need to be a better, faster, watchdog journalist.

    This program is made possible thanks to support from the Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation.

    Optional Computer-Assisted Reporting Training

    Sunday, May 6, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Attend this hands-on workshop and learn how to use Google Sheets, a powerful electronic spreadsheet for deadline and beat reporting on budgets, salaries, election data and more. Also, learn how to dig deeper using the Internet and find valuable datasets for your stories. Class size is limited; register early to reserve a seat on a first-come, first-served basis.

    **Attendees will need to bring their own laptop and charger to this training.

    Workshop Fees (includes a one-year IRE membership, if you are a current IRE member, your membership will be extended by one year. Attendees must meet IRE membership terms)

    $55 Professional

    $25 Student

    $30 Optional Computer-Assisted Reporting Training (hands-on)


    If you are a current member, please complete your registration online by logging into your member profile. Once you have logged in, click on my profile, next to the welcome and your name. Once you are in the members-only side of the database, select conferences and events on the left-hand side of the screen under my profile, then select the 2018 Denver Watchdog Workshop.

    If your membership has expired or you are not currently an IRE member, you can still register for the workshop here.

    Cancellations must be sent via email to Dylan Sinn,  There is a $25 processing fee for professionals ($10 for students) for cancellations until the day before the event.  Refunds will not be given for cancellations on the day of, or after the event.