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IRE Data Reporting Mini-Bootcamp

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IRE Data Reporting Mini-Boot Camp

Kickstart your data skills with a two-day workshop that combines hands-on training with lectures and discussions to get you comfortable gathering, cleaning and using data to find stories. It also include session on investigative storytelling. 

This training will introduce you to spreadsheets using proven techniques from IRE’s long-running data boot camps. Trainers will walk you through sorting, filtering, using formulas and aggregating to interview data. 

Reporters, editors, producers, students and educators are welcome. No previous data experience is necessary. You'll come away with a solid base for using data analysis in your own newsroom or classroom. 

Speakers include:

  • Doug Haddix, IRE executive director

  • Mary Hargrove, investigative reporting pioneer

  • Joe Wertz, StateImpact Oklahoma

  • Paul Monies, Oklahoma Watch

The boot camp is being done in conjunction with IRE. Other sponsors include the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation and the University of Central Oklahoma Department of Mass Communication

Time and date: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct 12-13
Place: University of Central Oklahoma’s Mass Communication building on campus.
Cost: $75 for professionals and $25 for students. Cost includes lunch on Saturday. Registration is limited to the first 70 who register.


For more information: Contact IRE senior training director Denise Malan at or Joe Hight, UCO’s endowed chair of journalism ethics.

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