Friday, September 30, 2022
from 10 AM to 4 PM

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SCPA Offices 
106 Outlet Pointe Blvd.
Columbia, SC 29210

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Kassidy Wright 
S.C. Press Association 

IRE Computer-assisted Reporting Bootcamp

Sharpen your journalism and computer-assisted reporting skills on Friday, Sept. 30, as SCPA hosts IRE for a full-day boot camp. Sponsored by the SCPA Foundation Smoak Fund, this event will be a mix of training and hands-on work featuring the industry’s leading data-driven journalism organization, Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE). At this event, you’ll learn how to use online search tools to find information and connect with sources, how to effectively use spreadsheets for analyzing data, and you’ll learn how to best present data for readers. This event is catered specifically toward S.C. journalists so regardless of your beat or your organization’s size, frequency or resources, you’ll walk away with practical skills. At only $65, this is a great value for top-notch training that will expand your skills and teach you cutting edge tools and techniques to help dig up vital information on deadline, and to quickly add depth and context. The last two times we offered IRE training, we sold out quickly so if you're interested, sign up soon! 

Coming soon... A breakdown of the topics we’ll cover!

Attendees will need to bring a laptop with access to Google Sheets to this event. If you don’t have a Google account, you will need to create one. If you need help creating a Google account, contact SCPA.

Thanks to sponsorship from the SCPA Foundation Smoak Fund, the cost to attend is only $65, which includes a boxed lunch. This hands-on session is limited to 30 attendees. If you’d like to guarantee a spot, sign up today!

Meet the trainer:

Liz Lucas is a Training Director for IRE and an adjunct professor of data journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism. She previously worked as Data Editor for Kaiser Health News, as a data reporter for the Center for Public Integrity, and as the Director of Data Services for IRE.

About IRE:

Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting. IRE was formed in 1975 to create a forum in which journalists throughout the world could help each other by sharing story ideas, newsgathering techniques and news sources.

If you do not see a confirmation window after registering or receive a confirmation email, please contact SCPA to make sure you are registered. Thanks!