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Upcoming events and trainings in investigative reporting

Posted: Feb. 24, 2014 | Tags: journalism

Several of the Investigative Reporting Workshop's editors and researchers are heading to Baltimore this week to take part in the annual conference of the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR). The event runs from Feb. 27 to March 2 and will feature in-depth explorations of how reporters can make use of spreadsheets, databases, online mapping, data analysis and other digital tools in investigative journalism. More information, including registration details and a day-by-day schedule are available at the Investigative Reporters and Editors website

Here's a rundown of some other upcoming events and trainings. 

The Online News Association's San Francisco chapter and Byliner are featuring a panel discussion on the web-driven renaissance in long-form journalism on March 4. More information and registration details are available here.

In April, the Poynter Institute is holding a two-track seminar designed for beat journalists hoping to get a feel for how they can enrich their stories with data as well as experienced data journalists who want to learn how to coach their colleagues on parsing, charting and mapping data. More information on the "Data Journalism for Your Beat and Newsroom" seminar is available at Poynter's website.  

The Investigative Reporting Workshop is hosting an Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) statistics Boot Camp May 16-18 in our new School of Communication building on American University's campus in Washington, D.C. This workshop is aimed at strengthening the skills of reporters familiar with basic computer-assisted reporting who want to add more complex statistical analysis to their toolkits. Check the IRE website for more information. 

The annual Investigative Reporters and Editors conference is taking place in San Francisco this year from June 26–29. The event will feature more than 100 panels, trainings and presentations revolving around the best strategies for covering business, government, public safety, health care, education, the military and other public interest beats. More information is available here, and registration is limited to current IRE members. 

The American Press Institute is currently featuring a self-directed Web course that looks at how reporters, editors, publishers and journalism executives can go about creating and implementing plans for mobile content. The course is free for American Press Institute E-Learning users. 

Other Resources

A complete listing of all upcoming IRE conferences, trainings and workshops is available here.

The Online News Association local event calendar can be found here.

An inventory of all of Poynter's in-person and online training sessions is available here

 

 




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