IRE Training Events

  • July 28, 2020

    Virtual,

    2020 Data Bootcamp for Educators July (Online)

    ****This bootcamp is full, if you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email stephanie@ire.org. There is another Data Bootcamp for Educators January 5-9, 2021 in Tucson, AZ. Details on that bootcamp can be found here

    UPDATE 5/26

    As the coronavirus pandemic continues, it has become clear that the safest option for our members and trainers is to move this bootcamp online.

    Supported by Lumina Foundation and Newhouse School of Journalism at Syracuse University. Special thanks to Loyola University Chicago for their work leading up to the workshop. 

    In these four and a half day bootcamps, educators will receive hands-on training on spreadsheet and database skills, the same skills taught at IRE’s popular Data Journalism Bootcamps, with a focus on learning how to teach these tools in a college setting.

    Topics 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.

    Additional details including fees and scholarships can be found here

  • August 3, 2020

    virtual,

    2020 August Data Journalism Bootcamp (Online)

    **This bootcamp is full, you can add your name to the waiting list here.

    UPDATE 5/15

    As the coronavirus pandemic continues, it has become clear that the safest option for our members and trainers is to move this bootcamp online. 

    We will still teach the same materials -- spreadsheets, SQL, data gathering, cleaning and bulletproofing -- but in a virtual environment. Sessions will be taught through Zoom, and you will still be able to receive one-on-one help from our team of trainers. You also will receive materials before the bootcamp to make sure your home computer is set up, and you will have ongoing access to course materials and videos. We will use all free software, including Google Sheets and DB Browser for SQLite.

    We also are modifying the bootcamp dates slightly. The new dates will be Aug. 3-4, and Aug. 10-12 (the 12th is a half-day). Additional details including fees and a tentative schedule can be found here

  • September 21, 2020

    Virtual,

    2020 IRE Conference (Virtual)

    Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 IRE conference will be a virtual event rather than an in-person gathering. For the first time, attendees across the United States and around the world will be able to participate in the signature investigative reporting event via a secure, interactive digital platform.

    The virtual #IRE20 global conference will be held Sept. 21-25. Most sessions will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Eastern time, to allow for participation across the United States and around the world. Most sessions will be recorded and available for attendees on demand for up to one year on the Pathable platform.

    Subscribe to our email list for detailed updates: We'll let you know any time we make a major announcement, update you on the planning process and remind you of key dates/deadlines surrounding the conference. Sign up!

    Please read our FAQ for more information on the virtual conference.

    Additional details on the conference can be found here.

    RECORDING NOTICE: All IRE events are subject to being photographed, video/audio-recorded, screen captured and/or live-streamed. Attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors may be captured via these formats. All conference sessions, materials and activities are subject to recording by IRE and may be reproduced in part or whole, and distributed or used in any way consistent with IRE's mission.

     

  • January 5, 2021

    Tucson, Arizona

    2021 Data Bootcamp for Educators - Tucson

    Supported by Lumina Foundation and Newhouse School of Journalism at Syracuse University

    In these four and a half day bootcamps, educators will receive hands-on training on spreadsheet and database skills, the same skills taught at IRE’s popular Data Journalism Bootcamps, with a focus on learning how to teach these tools in a college setting.

    Topics 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.

    Additional details including fees, scholarships and a tentative schedule can be found here.

    Registration

    Please fill out this form to register and pay tuition.

  • March 4, 2021

    Baltimore, Maryland

  • June 17, 2021

    Indianapolis, Indiana

  • March 3, 2022

    Atlanta, Georgia

  • June 23, 2022

    Aurora, Colorado