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In-person conference schedule

188 sessions confirmed • Updated May 18 • All times are MT

The IRE 2022 in-person conference will run from Thursday, June 23, to Sunday, June 26 in Denver.

(If you'd like to check out the virtual schedule instead, please click here.)

IRE staff will try to post each recording the same day as the session.

In addition to the sessions listed below, on-demand data training videos will be available on the Guidebook app on the first day of the conference.

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You can browse through the sessions below or search by session title, speaker name, track or session type. Additional sessions and details will be added as they are confirmed.

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Thursday, 6/23

Sessions starting at 8:15 a.m. MT

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👋 Welcome, first timers!

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 8:15 – 8:45 a.m. MT (30m)

🚪 Room: Colorado B – Level 3

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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📝 Description coming soon!

🔊 Speaker details coming soon!

Sessions starting at 9 a.m. MT

demo

Automating document discovery, alerting, and analysis with DocumentCloud Add-Ons

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 5 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speaker

Michael Morisy, Muckrock 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

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🐍 Python 101: The fundamentals

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 1 – Level 1 (Mac lab)

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Advanced

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Excel 1: Getting started with spreadsheets

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 2 – Level 1 (PC lab)

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Beginner

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Description

In this introduction to spreadsheets, you'll begin analyzing data with Excel, a simple but powerful tool. You'll learn how to enter data, navigate spreadsheets and conduct simple calculations like sum, average and median.

This session is good for: Data beginners.

Speaker

Jill Riepenhoff, Gray TV 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

hands-on

Mastering Google Sheets

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (210m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 3 – Level 1 (PC lab)

⚠️ This session requires pre-registration and an additional fee of $35 to reserve a seat. Note: You must purchase an in-person conference ticket before you can buy a ticket for this session.

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Intermediate

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Description

Google Sheets is more than just free spreadsheet software to organize and store data. This hands-on session will start with pivot tables and conditional formatting, and through examples, we'll also learn how to scrape data in seconds without code, automate menial tasks with macros, write custom spreadsheet formulas as well as how to send emails, geocode addresses, translate text and more – all through the power of Google Sheets. Come with a laptop and leave with the knowledge of a Google Sheets power user.

Workshop prerequisites: You should be familiar with using spreadsheets and formulas.

Preregistration is required and seating is limited. You must bring your own laptop (no tablets) to this training and have a Google account.

Speaker

Frank Bi, Vox Media 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

master class

Master Class: Preparing for the tough interview by roleplaying in the newsroom

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (210m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 4 – Level 1

⚠️ This session requires pre-registration and an additional fee of $35 to reserve a seat. Note: You must purchase an in-person conference ticket before you can buy a ticket for this session.

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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Description

Join this workshop on preparing for tough interviews, led by two veteran journalists along with cameo appearances from some others. They will walk you through the pros and cons of different kinds of interviewing techniques and styles as well as the advantages of role-playing. In part of the session, we will break up into smaller groups. Participants will be encouraged to discuss their own tough interview situations and even try a hand at role-playing themselves in a safe and encouraging environment.

Preregistration is required and seating is limited.

Speakers

Gary Estwick, USA TODAY Network 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Jennifer Forsyth, The Wall Street Journal 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Broadcast track: Getting inside

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 3-4 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speakers

Chris Papst, Fox45 Baltimore 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Tonya Simpson, ABC News 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @EyeSpyTy

Chris Vanderveen, 9 News, Denver 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Including disability communities in your investigative reporting

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 2-3 – Level 3

📼 This session will not be livestreamed for real-time participation, but it will be recorded for later viewing.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speakers

Jodi Cohen, ProPublica 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Kristin Gilger, ASU 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @kristingilger

Jennifer LaFleur, Center for Public Integrity 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Kendall Taggart, Buzzfeed News 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @KendallTTaggart

panel

Public records track: Documents and data you can use to investigate inequity in K-12 education

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 6 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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Speaker

Eva Parks, NBC5-Dallas 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Investigating the rise of globally connected white supremacy

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado B – Level 3

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speakers

Mark Greenblatt, Scripps Washington Bureau 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @greenblattmark

Susanne Reber, Scripps Washington Bureau 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Hot topics to investigate on the energy beat

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 1-2 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

🔊 Speaker details coming soon!

panel

Election track: Tracking dark money in the midterm elections

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 4-5 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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Description

Secret spending can contort elections up and down the ballot. This panel will provide an overview of what you need to know to uncover dark money activity and try to find out who is behind it. Learn how to follow the money trails with tools and techniques to track secretive groups, piece together opaque spending networks, and uncover donors through political ad records, corporate records, and campaign finance data as well as filings with the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, Congress, and more.

Speakers

Michael Beckel, Issue One 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @mjbeckel

Robert Maguire, CREW 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Breaking into investigative reporting

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Juniper B/C – Level 1

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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Description

A session given by veteran journalists with tips for newbies on how to break into investigative reporting.

Speakers

Laura Castañeda, USC-Annenberg 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Myriam Masihy, WSCV Miami 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Sessions starting at 10:15 a.m. MT

commons

Know your rights (Thursday)

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 5 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

🔊 Speaker details coming soon!

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Cybersecurity for journalists

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 6 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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Description

With ransomware attacks and other cybersecurity issues on the rise, there are a host of tools throughout your data and reporting process that should be in mind. This session will help journalists boost their "cyber hygiene."

Speaker

Anthony Cave, Global Cyber Alliance 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @Anthony_Cave

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🐍 Python: Let's scrape a website

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 1 – Level 1 (Mac lab)

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Advanced

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Description

This session will show you how to use the Python programming language to scrape data from simple websites.

This session is good for: People who are familiar with Python basics. Experience with HTML is a plus but not necessary.

Speaker

Matt Wynn, Flatwater Free Press 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @mattwynn

hands-on

Excel 2: Formulas & sorting

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 2 – Level 1 (PC lab)

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Beginner

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Description

Much of Excel's power comes in the form of formulas. In this class, you'll learn how to use them to analyze data with the eye of a journalist. Yes, math will be involved, but it's totally worth it! This class will show you how calculations like change, percent change, rates and ratios can beef up your reporting.

This session is good for: Anyone who is comfortable navigating Excel.

Speaker

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, Grand Valley State University 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @JeffKLO

panel

Cutting through the rhetoric to report on fact-based stories for LGBTQ communities

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 1-2 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speaker

Claire Thornton, USA TODAY 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

⚽️ Sports investigations

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 3-4 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speakers

Molly Hensley-Clancy, The Washington Post 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Peter Madden, ABC News 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @pamadden

TJ Quinn, ESPN 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Broadcast track: Investigating breaking news

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Juniper B/C – Level 1

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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Description

How to cover breaking news - and then take it further. Concert tragedies, missing people and children, bridge and building collapses. How to stay on a big story and advance it from an investigative perspective beyond the standard updates.

Speakers

Ashley Graham, WBBH-TV 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Kyle Jones, NBC Connecticut 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Ted Oberg, ABC13, Houston 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Election track: Investigating threats against poll workers and election officials

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 2-3 – Level 3

📼 This session will not be livestreamed for real-time participation, but it will be recorded for later viewing.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speakers

Linda So, Reuters 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Jason Szep, Reuters 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Investigating the new organized crime

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 4-5 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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Description

The structure of organized crime has improved significantly over the last few decades and journalists have only started to understand the reach of transnational criminals in the last five years. In this session, we will share what we’ve learned about deconstructing these illicit global networks, including “criminal angel investors,” — old criminals sponsoring the new — and what journalists should look out for when investigating organized crime.

Speakers

Pavla Holcova, OCCRP 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @pafak

Paul Radu, OCCRP 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Using narrative writing in your investigative journalism

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado B – Level 3

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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Description

Join two die-hard believers in the investigative narrative who have developed tips and ideas on how to write a deeply reported investigative piece that keeps audiences engaged. We bring our reporting, writing, teaching and editing expertise to the table, and imagine an interactive session in which we talk a bit and then open the session up to the group.

Speakers

Maud Beelman, 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Terry Greene Sterling, Walter Cronkite J-School/Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @tgsterling

Rebecca Woolington, Tampa Bay Times 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Sessions starting at 11:30 a.m. MT

commons

Coping with trauma as a journalist

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 5 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speakers

Marisa Kwiatkowski, USA TODAY 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Zack Newman, KUSA-TV, Denver, CO 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

demo

My favorite free PDF tools

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 6 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speaker

Kenny Jacoby, USA TODAY 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @kennyjacoby

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Finding the story: Campaign finance

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 1 – Level 1 (Mac lab)

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Intermediate

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speaker

Sandra Fish, Independent journalist 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @fishnette

hands-on

Excel 3: Filtering & pivot tables

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 2 – Level 1 (PC lab)

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Beginner

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Description

A look at the awesome power of pivot — and how to use it to analyze your dataset in minutes rather than hours. We'll work up to using a pivot table by first sorting and filtering a dataset, learning how to find story ideas along the way.

This session is good for: Anyone familiar with formulas, sorting and filtering in Excel or another spreadsheet program.

Speaker

Jamie Grey, Gray TV 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Broadcast track: Sources: How to get 'em, how to keep 'em

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 3-4 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speaker

Julie Watts, CBS 13, Sacramento 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @juliewattstv

panel

Uncovering inequities in access to higher education

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 1-2 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speaker

Matt Krupnick, Independent journalist 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @mattkrupnick

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Behind the story: Printing Hate

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 4-5 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speakers

Kathy Best, University of Maryland 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Victoria Ifatusin, University of Maryland, College Park 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Nicholas McMillan, NPR 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Sean Mussenden, University of Maryland 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Investigating judicial corruption

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 2-3 – Level 3

📼 This session will not be livestreamed for real-time participation, but it will be recorded for later viewing.

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Description

How do you investigate corruption in the judicial? Sources, strategies and little known archives to know

Speaker

Lise Olsen, Texas Observer 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Public records track: Biggest hurdles to accessing state and local public records

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado B – Level 3

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speakers

Saja Hindi, The Denver Post 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Dan Schwartz, independent journalist 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Steven Zansberg, Law Office of Steven D. Zansberg, LLC 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @DenverSteve

Sessions starting at 2 p.m. MT

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IRE Board of Directors meeting

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 2 – 5 p.m. MT (180m)

🚪 Room: Mitchell – Level 1

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

🔊 Speaker details coming soon!

Sessions starting at 2:30 p.m. MT

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🏴‍☠️ R 101: The fundamentals

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 1 – Level 1 (Mac lab)

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Advanced

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speaker

Ron Campbell, NBCUniversal 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @campbellronaldw

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Excel: Importing & data prep

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 2 – Level 1 (PC lab)

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Beginner

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speaker

Doug Haddix, Independent journalist 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

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Digging into data for stories

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. MT (180m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 3 – Level 1 (PC lab)

⚠️ This session requires pre-registration and an additional fee of $70 to reserve a seat. Note: You must purchase an in-person conference ticket before you can buy a ticket for this session.

⚠️ This session will take place over multiple days.

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Beginner

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Description

Get started using data in your stories with IRE's mini-boot camp. In this 6-hour, hands-on workshop, IRE’s experienced trainers will start with the basics of navigating Google Sheets and using formulas, then walk you through sorting, filtering and aggregating data with pivot tables to find story ideas.

You'll come away with a solid base for using data analysis in your newsroom, including how to find and request data, identify and clean dirty data, find story ideas and bulletproof your work.

We’ll also provide you with our detailed boot camp materials to help keep you on track long after you leave the conference.

Workshop prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this workshop and beginners are welcome. This workshop is good for those wanting to get started analyzing data for stories.

Preregistration is required and seating is limited. You must bring your own laptop (no tablets) to this training and have a Google account.

🔊 Speaker details coming soon!

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Master class: The solo journalist

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. MT (180m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 4 – Level 1

⚠️ This session requires pre-registration and an additional fee of $35 to reserve a seat. Note: You must purchase an in-person conference ticket before you can buy a ticket for this session.

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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How can one person do it all and do it well? Brendan Keefe has won an IRE Award, Peabody, duPont/Columbia and multiple National Murrow awards all since choosing to work as his own photographer, video editor, researcher and reporter. Brendan will show you how he sets up multiple cameras for investigative interviews and how working alone can actually be an advantage for surveillance and accountability investigations.

This three-hour seminar will feature real-world examples of the solo investigator’s craft and in-person demonstrations for beginners and advanced visual storytellers. As a bonus, Brendan will share the gadgets, tools and apps that allow him to capture the shot and make documents ‘sing’ for digital and television.

Experienced and aspiring MMJs will benefit most from this seminar, but reporters with an interest in adding to their skill sets — and photographer/editors who want to step up their game — will also learn valuable techniques that can be implemented immediately.

Preregistration is required and seating is limited.

Speaker

Brendan Keefe, 11Alive NBC Atlanta 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

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Teaching and doing investigative reporting at public universities

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 6 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speakers

Frank LoMonte, University of Florida 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Ryan Thornburg, University of North Carolina 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Investigative journalism has a gatekeeping problem and it’s time we tackle it

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 4-5 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speakers

Paul Cheung, Center for Public Integrity 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Carla Minet, Centro de Periodismo Investigativo 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Ron Nixon, Associated Press 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Broadcast track: Anatomy of an investigation

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 3-4 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speakers

Scott Friedman, NBC5-Dallas 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Wendy Halloran, KUTV 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Tony Kovaleski, The Denver Channel 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

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Storyboarding your investigation

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 1-2 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speaker

J. David McSwane, ProPublica 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

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Investigating police misconduct

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 2-3 – Level 3

📼 This session will not be livestreamed for real-time participation, but it will be recorded for later viewing.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speakers

Nicole Dungca, Washington Post 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Cheryl Phillips, Stanford University 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

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Management track: Project management that works for reporters AND editors

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Juniper B/C – Level 1

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speakers

Leslie Eaton, The Marshall Project 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Manny Garcia, Austin American-Statesman 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

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Fighting to reduce misinformation

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado B – Level 3

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speakers

Maha Ahmed, Type Investigations 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Jose del Real, The Washington Post 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @jdelreal

Sessions starting at 3:45 p.m. MT

hands-on

🏴‍☠️ R: Data analysis and (a tiny bit of) stats

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 1 – Level 1 (Mac lab)

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Advanced

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speaker

Sean Mussenden, University of Maryland 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

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Excel magic

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 2 – Level 1 (PC lab)

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Beginner

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📝 Description coming soon!

🔊 Speaker details coming soon!

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Libel and invasion of privacy

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 5 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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In this workshop we will discuss how you can reduce your risk of being sued for defamation and invasion of privacy while still engaging in robust reporting. The workshop will cover what the plaintiff has to prove in a libel case, defenses that you might have under the First Amendment and common law, the differences in defending cases brought by public and private figures, and the effect of corrections, denials, implications of fact, and using anonymous sources. We’ll also talk about lawsuits based on the publication of truthful but embarrassing or private facts.

Speaker

George Freeman, Media Law Resource Center 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Telling stories for the ear without an audio background

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 3-4 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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Speakers

Jennifer Abelson, Washington Post 👇

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Reena Flores, Washington Post 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Broadcast track: How to get people to talk and the art of the interview

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Juniper B/C – Level 1

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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Speakers

Morgan Loew, CBS 5, 3TV and azfamily.com 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Scott Zamost, CNBC 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Investigating corporate secrecy

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 1-2 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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With the war in Ukraine, economic sanctions are being put in place, but corporate secrecy, off-shore shell companies and more allow companies to hide wealth and evade sanctions.

Speakers

Ziva Branstetter, ProPublica 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Emilia Díaz-Struck, IJIC 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Andrew Lehren, NBC News 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Election track: Tracking online political ads

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 6 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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Learn about resources, tools & tricks for covering online political messaging in the 2022 elections

Speaker

Anna Massoglia, OpenSecrets 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

A year in local investigations: Watchdog stories ideas

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado B – Level 3

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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Learn new and old tricks from stories and reporters featured in the Local Matters newsletter, which spotlights a selection of great local watchdog journalism every Sunday. By showcasing a year of great work by radio, TV and newspaper reporters, we'll share tactics and tips for digging deep into stories at your local media outlet.

Speakers

Bethany Barnes, Tampa Bay Times 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Brett Murphy, ProPublica 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Lulu Ramadan, The Seattle Times 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @luluramadan

panel

Covering trauma

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 2-3 – Level 3

📼 This session will not be livestreamed for real-time participation, but it will be recorded for later viewing.

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Speakers

Marissa Evans, Los Angeles Times 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Naseem Miller, The Journalist's Resource 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @NaseemMiller

Elana Newman, Dart Center 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Sessions starting at 5 p.m. MT

networking

Virtual networking

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 5 – 5:30 p.m. MT (30m)

🚪 Room: Zoom

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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networking

Networking: International journalists

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 5 – 5:30 p.m. MT (30m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 1-2 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

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networking

Networking: Student journalists

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 5 – 5:30 p.m. MT (30m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 10-11 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

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networking

Networking: LGBTQ+ journalists

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 5 – 5:30 p.m. MT (30m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 6 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

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networking

Networking: Journalists of color

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 5 – 5:30 p.m. MT (30m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 2-3 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

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networking

Networking: Veteran journalists

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 5 – 5:30 p.m. MT (30m)

🚪 Room: Colorado B – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

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networking

Networking: Mid-career journalists

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 5 – 5:30 p.m. MT (30m)

🚪 Room: Juniper B/C – Level 1

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

🔊 Speaker details coming soon!

networking

Networking: Early-career journalists

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 5 – 5:30 p.m. MT (30m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 3-4 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

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networking

Networking: Journalism educators

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 5 – 5:30 p.m. MT (30m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 4-5 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speaker

Maggie Mulvihill, Boston University 👇

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networking

Networking: Freelancers

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 5 – 5:30 p.m. MT (30m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 5 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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Speaker

Chandra Whitfield, Center for Independent Journalists 👇

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Sessions starting at 6 p.m. MT

special

Welcome reception

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 6 – 7:30 p.m. MT (90m)

🚪 Room: TBD

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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Friday, 6/24

Sessions starting at 7:45 a.m. MT

special

IRE Mentorship networking program breakfast **invitation-only event

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 7:45 – 8:45 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado A – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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Sessions starting at 9 a.m. MT

commons

Know Your Rights (Friday)

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 5 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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demo

So you want to use 2020 Census data?

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 6 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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Speaker

Ron Campbell, NBCUniversal 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @campbellronaldw

hands-on

Cleaning data with OpenRefine

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 2 – Level 1 (PC lab)

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Intermediate

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hands-on

🐍 Interviewing your data with Python

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (210m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 1 – Level 1 (Mac lab)

⚠️ This session requires pre-registration and an additional fee of $35 to reserve a seat. Note: You must purchase an in-person conference ticket before you can buy a ticket for this session.

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Advanced

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Learn how to use Jupyter notebooks with the popular Python library pandas to kickstart your data analysis workflow. In this session, you'll write code to quickly sort, filter, group, clean and join large data sets -- all within a browser-based notebook that doubles as your data diary.

Workshop prerequisites: This is programming for beginners. Some familiarity with basic Python syntax is helpful -- you might first check out the Python 101 session offered separately -- but not required.

Preregistration is required and seating is limited. Laptops will be provided for the training.

Speaker

Cody Winchester, IRE & NICAR 👇

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hands-on

Digging into data for stories (continued)

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (210m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 3 – Level 1 (PC lab)

⚠️ This session requires pre-registration and an additional fee of $70 to reserve a seat. Note: You must purchase an in-person conference ticket before you can buy a ticket for this session.

⚠️ This session will take place over multiple days.

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Beginner

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Get started using data in your stories with IRE's mini-boot camp. In this 6-hour, hands-on workshop, IRE’s experienced trainers will start with the basics of navigating Google Sheets and using formulas, then walk you through sorting, filtering and aggregating data with pivot tables to find story ideas.

You'll come away with a solid base for using data analysis in your newsroom, including how to find and request data, identify and clean dirty data, find story ideas and bulletproof your work.

We’ll also provide you with our detailed boot camp materials to help keep you on track long after you leave the conference.

Workshop prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this workshop and beginners are welcome. This workshop is good for those wanting to get started analyzing data for stories.

Preregistration is required and seating is limited. You must bring your own laptop (no tablets) to this training and have a Google account.

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master class

Master Class: Outlining and structure: The writer's missing manual

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (210m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 4 – Level 1

⚠️ This session requires pre-registration and an additional fee of $35 to reserve a seat. Note: You must purchase an in-person conference ticket before you can buy a ticket for this session.

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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Outlining might be the single best thing you can do to make you a better, faster writer. This isn't the roman numeral outlining your middle school teacher taught you. We'll take a story from the ground up, showing how early considerations about structure and framing develop into a draft.

Preregistration is required and seating is limited.

Speaker

Matt Apuzzo, The New York Times 👇

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panel

Broadcast track: 60 ideas in 60 minutes

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 3-4 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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Speakers

Stephen Stock, CBS News and Stations 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Al Tompkins, Poynter 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Broadcast track: Going long(form)

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Juniper B/C – Level 1

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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Speakers

Mark Greenblatt, Scripps Washington Bureau 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @greenblattmark

Adrienne Mayfield, WAVY-TV 10 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @Adrienne_WAVY

panel

Public records track: Court records are filled with untold stories: A PACER deep dive

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado C – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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PACER, the federal court records system, is antiquated and hard to navigate. Using skills developed over years, Seamus Hughes has helped the media break national stories about topics ranging from terrorism and public corruption to corporate espionage. Hughes will give reporters tips and suggestions on how to use PACER to tell a story.

Speaker

Seamus Hughes, The New York Times 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @SeamusHughes

panel

Behind the story: Poisoned

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado B – Level 3

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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The Tampa Bay Times reporters deconstruct how to overcome corporate and government secrecy to piece together the safety problems facing employees.

This session is sponsored by Bloomberg. IRE retains control of content, including the topic and speaker selection, for all conference sessions.

Speakers

Corey Johnson, Tampa Bay Times 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @CoreyGJohnson

Eli Murray, Tampa Bay Times 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Rebecca Woolington, Tampa Bay Times 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Interviewing vulnerable sources

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado D – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speakers

Bruce Shapiro, Dart Center 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Alex Stuckey, Houston Chronicle 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @alexdstuckey

panel

Build trust with readers by explaining how investigative journalism works

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 8-9 – Level 3

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Our audience only sees the finished product of investigative reporting, but the process can be wonky, involving documents, data and fact-checking. Research shows that explaining how we report and verify information is essential to earning readers’ trust. In this session, you’ll learn how your newsroom can add explanatory elements to their stories to help audiences understand investigative journalism.

Speakers

Taylor Blatchford, The Seattle Times 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @blatchfordtr

Mollie Muchna, Trusting News 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Cracking open statehouses

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 2-3 – Level 3

📼 This session will not be livestreamed for real-time participation, but it will be recorded for later viewing.

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Join statehouse reporters who've used public records and data analysis to break news, reveal injustices and dig into hard-to-crack governmental agencies at the state level.

Speakers

Sergio Martínez-Beltrán, NPR's The Texas Newsroom 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @SergioMarBel

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @ReporterMarina

Sessions starting at 10:15 a.m. MT

hands-on

Making the most of your search on data.census.gov

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 2 – Level 1 (PC lab)

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Beginner

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The U.S. Census Bureau released the first 2020 Census population and housing counts last year, and more 2020 Census tables are coming soon. Join this workshop for hands-on exercises to practice using data.census.gov, the official source of data from the Census Bureau’s most popular surveys and programs. You will learn tips and tricks to find tables and select geographies using a variety of search methods, with real time guidance and short demonstrations from Census Bureau staff.

Speaker

Rex Kung, U.S. Census Bureau 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Copyright

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 5 – Level 3

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When can you use an image that you find online? Are there legal risks to retweeting or embedding content? What does “fair use” really mean, anyway? In this session, we will review the basics of copyright law, including what is copyrightable, how to protect your own work product, and the conditions under which you can use the work of others. We’ll delve into the fair use of newsworthy material, the important difference between ideas and expression, and the critical distinction between what technology enables you to do and what the law allows you to do.

Speaker

Jeffrey P. Hermes, Media Law Resource Center 👇

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panel

Digging into nonprofits

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 6 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speaker

Adiel Kaplan, NBC News 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @adielkaplan

panel

Using data to tell compelling stories for radio

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 2-3 – Level 3

📼 This session will not be livestreamed for real-time participation, but it will be recorded for later viewing.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speakers

Robert Benincasa, NPR 👇

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Will Craft, APM 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Jingnan Huo, NPR 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

⛺️ Rocky Mountain (research) High

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Juniper B/C – Level 1

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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Speakers

Barbara Gray, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Margot Williams, ICIJ 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Broadcast track: Building the investigative powerhouses - and getting a job there

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 3-4 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speakers

Cindy Galli, ABC News 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Lee Zurik, WVUE/Gray Television 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @leezurik

panel

Reporting on airstrikes and secret sources

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 8-9 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speakers

Philipps David, The New York Times 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @David_Philipps

Corey Hutchins, 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Azmat Khan, New York Times Magazine 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Christoph Koettl, The New York Times 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Accountability in gun reporting

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado C – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speakers

Champe Barton, The Trace 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Alain Stephens, The Trace 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Public records track: 7 things you didn’t know about getting documents and records

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado B – Level 3

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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From where to look for records that might be public (court filings), to how to get documents unsealed (ask!), this session will cover tips and tricks for reporters seeking access to information and data for their stories.

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panel

Accountability through solutions journalism

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado D – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speakers

James Causey, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Tina Rosenberg, Solutions Journalism Network 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @tirosenberg

Richard Webster, WWNO/The Advocate/Times-Picayune/ProPublica Local Reporting Network 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Sessions starting at 11:30 a.m. MT

hands-on

Google Sheets: Scraping without coding

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 2 – Level 1 (PC lab)

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Intermediate

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Yes, you can scrape data without using code -- in fact, all you need is Google Sheets! We'll be using Excel-type formulas (don't worry if you don't know what those are, either) to make simple scrapers that automatically pull data into Google Sheets. It’s the best way to get around clunky websites and unhelpful PIOs!

This session is good for: Beginners who want to start using data for their stories.

Speaker

Samantha Sunne, Independent journalist 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @samanthasunne

panel

International editors roundtable

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 2-3 – Level 3

📼 This session will not be livestreamed for real-time participation, but it will be recorded for later viewing.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speaker

David Kaplan, Global Investigative Journalism Network 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Broadcast track: Working for you and on your side: Consumer investigations

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 3-4 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speakers

Liz Gonzalez, Telemundo47, NYC 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Caresse Jackman, WSMV-TV 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @CaresseJ

panel

Tracking defense industry influence, revolving door lobbyists and foreign lobbying

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 6 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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Many defense industry lobbyists have history in the “revolving door” as government employees. A number of other defense industry lobbyists have been registered foreign agents on behalf of foreign governments in the very same countries that are angling to buy U.S. arms. This panel will walk reporters through how to use arms transfer, federal government spending, domestic and foreign lobbying data.

Speakers

Dan Friedman, Mother Jones 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @dfriedman33

Anna Massoglia, OpenSecrets 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Noah Pransky, NBCLX 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @NoahPransky

panel

Finding legal cover as an investigative freelancer

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Juniper B/C – Level 1

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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When outlets don't extend legal liability protections to the freelancers they work with, investigations are abandoned — or avoided altogether — because independent journalists can't risk their financial futures to a potential libel suit. That's bad for freelancers, but they can find other, safer work. The real loss is to the newsrooms, which miss out on impactful reporting, and more importantly the public that remains in the dark without crucial information.

But it doesn't have to be this way. Many newsrooms *do* protect freelancers, and many more can join their ranks. This panel is for editors, publishers, broadcasters and freelance reporters alike. Learn the language of contracts and legal risks, and tap into the resources to help you sign contracts with fair and secure provisions that enable freelancers to help bring the truth to light.

🔊 Speaker details coming soon!

Sessions starting at 12:45 p.m. MT

special

Media lawyer Q&A

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 12:45 – 2 p.m. MT (75m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 3-4 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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Does your investigation contain complex legal questions? Unsure of how to proceed? Bring your lunch and your questions for a personal discussion with some prominent media law experts that will be presenting throughout the conference. We'll provide drinks and dessert.

This session is sponsored by the TEGNA Foundation. IRE retains control of content, including the topic and speaker selection, for all conference sessions.

Speakers

Chris Moeser, Tegna Foundation 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Maggie Mulvihill, Boston University 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Matt Topic, Loevy & Loevy 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

special

International Luncheon (co-sponsored by Global Investigative Journalism Network) **invitation-only event

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. MT (90m)

🚪 Room: Colorado A – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

🔊 Speaker details coming soon!

Sessions starting at 2:30 p.m. MT

demo

Sharing and analyzing large scale data in the cloud

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 6 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Advanced

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You are a data journalist working on a big story that's quickly outgrowing your laptop, what do you do? Learn strategies for collecting, managing, and analyzing large datasets, drawing on experiences of the AWS Open Data team. Then, learn how AWS Open Data can support you in assembling and sharing your data, earning you trust with readers and the gratitude of your fellow journalists.

This session is sponsored by AWS Open Data. IRE retains control of content, including the topic and speaker selection, for all conference sessions.

Speaker

Peter Schmiedeskamp, AWS Open Data 👇

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demo

Backgrounding like a boss: Perfecting your 15-minute background check and why you should do it every time

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Juniper B/C – Level 1

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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Description

How are you sure that great source with the perfect quote isn't too good to be true? Even great reporters can get tricked by fake names or sketchy backgrounds. We'll walk through some websites and strategies you can use to create a routine and spot potential red flags before you get burned. This session is great for new reporters or anyone who wants to background people more thoroughly.

Speaker

Kate Howard, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting 👇

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On Twitter: @JournoKateH

hands-on

Data visualization and storytelling with Datawrapper

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 2 – Level 1 (PC lab)

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Intermediate

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Speaker

Laura Moscoso, IRE & NICAR 👇

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hands-on

Finding the story: Immigration

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 1 – Level 1 (Mac lab)

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Intermediate

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Speaker

Perla Trevizo, ProPublica 👇

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hands-on

Mastering Google Sheets - repeat

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 2:30 – 6:15 p.m. MT (225m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 3 – Level 1 (PC lab)

⚠️ This session requires pre-registration and an additional fee of $35 to reserve a seat. Note: You must purchase an in-person conference ticket before you can buy a ticket for this session.

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Intermediate

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Description

Google Sheets is more than just free spreadsheet software to organize and store data. This hands-on session will start with pivot tables and conditional formatting, and through examples, we'll also learn how to scrape data in seconds without code, automate menial tasks with macros, write custom spreadsheet formulas as well as how to send emails, geocode addresses, translate text and more – all through the power of Google Sheets. Come with a laptop and leave with the knowledge of a Google Sheets power user.

Workshop prerequisites: You should be familiar with using spreadsheets and formulas.

Preregistration is required and seating is limited. You must bring your own laptop (no tablets) to this training and have a Google account.

Speaker

Frank Bi, Vox Media 👇

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master class

Master class: Mastering the interview (broadcast TV focus)

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 2:30 – 6:15 p.m. MT (225m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 4 – Level 1

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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Speakers

Zaneta Lowe, WREG-TV, Memphis, TN 👇

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Dave Savini, CBS Chicago 👇

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panel

How to pull off a cross-platform data partnership with (relative) ease

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado C – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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Speakers

Josh Hinkle, KXAN 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @hinklej

Derek Kravitz, Muckrock 👇

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Lise Olsen, Texas Observer 👇

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panel

Broadcast track: The 10 most important lessons I've learned

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 3-4 – Level 3

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Speakers

Amy Davis, KPRC 👇

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Tisha Thompson, ESPN 👇

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panel

Election track: Investigating voting and elections

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado D – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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panel

Nailing the accountability interview

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado B – Level 3

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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Speakers

Cary Aspinwall, The Marshall Project 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @caryaspinwall

Jennifer Gollan, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Robert Lopez, Los Angeles Times 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Public records track: FOIA barriers and how to overcome them

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 2-3 – Level 3

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Speaker

Lam Thuy Vo, Columbia University 👇

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panel

Data and investigations on the wildfire beat

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 8-9 – Level 3

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Speakers

Shannon Najmabadi, Colorado Sun 👇

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Veronica Penney, Colorado Public Radio 👇

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Kevin Vaughan, KUSA-TV, Denver, CO 👇

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Evan Wyloge, The Colorado Springs Gazette 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @evanwyloge

panel

How to get your reporting project funded

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 5 – Level 3

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Description

Tips and tricks from some of the leading journalism foundations on applying to grants. Do's and don'ts of writing an application, creating a budget, and more

Speakers

Eric Ferrero, FIJ 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @ericferrero

Taylor Moore, International Women's Media Foundation 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @taylormooresays

Jane Sasseen, McGraw Center for Business Journalism 👇

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Noy Thrupkaew, Ida B. Wells fellowship at Type Investigations 👇

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Sessions starting at 3:45 p.m. MT

demo

MuckRock’s Transparency Corps — Working towards a better transparency ecology with newsrooms

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 6 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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Speaker

André Natta, Muckrock 👇

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hands-on

Data visualization and storytelling with Flourish

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 2 – Level 1 (PC lab)

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Intermediate

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Speaker

Adam Rayes, KUNC 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @arayes17

panel

Newsroom lessons from The Great Resignation

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 5 – Level 3

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Speakers

Paul Cheung, Center for Public Integrity 👇

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Katrice Hardy, The Dallas Morning News 👇

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Karen Rundlet, Knight Foundation 👇

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panel

Building and maintaining a source diversity tracker

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado C – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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Speaker

Cheryl Phillips, Stanford University 👇

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panel

Broadcast track: The visual perspective

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 3-4 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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Speakers

Anna Hewson, KUSA-TV 👇

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Beth Peak, NBCLX 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @bmpeak

panel

It's not just Tuskegee: Investigating stories on race and health

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Juniper B/C – Level 1

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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Speaker

Marissa Evans, Los Angeles Times 👇

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panel

Management track: Creating a pipeline to management

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 2-3 – Level 3

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Speaker

Mc Nelly Torres, Center for Public Integrity 👇

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panel

How to transition from daily reporting to writing a book

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado B – Level 3

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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Speakers

Keri Blakinger, THe Marshall Project 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @keribla

Walt Bogdanich, The New York Times 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @waltbogdanich1

J. David McSwane, ProPublica 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Sessions starting at 5 p.m. MT

hands-on

Finding the story: Campaign finance (repeat)

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 5 – 6:15 p.m. MT (75m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 2 – Level 1 (PC lab)

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Intermediate

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speaker

Soorin Kim, ABC News 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @SooRinKimm

panel

Public records track: Key records to get for your campus investigation

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 5 – 6:15 p.m. MT (75m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 6 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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Speakers

Melissa Korn, The Wall Street Journal 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @melissakorn

Paula Lavigne, ESPN 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @pinepaula

panel

Broadcast track: Covering our communities

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 5 – 6:15 p.m. MT (75m)

🚪 Room: Juniper B/C – Level 1

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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Speakers

Samah Assad, CBS Chicago 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Shay McAlister, WHAS-11 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @shaymcalisterTV

prabjot Randhawa, KING-5 News, Seattle 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @pj_ontv

panel

How to find the best investigative story ideas and pitch them successfully

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 5 – 6:15 p.m. MT (75m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 2-3 – Level 3

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Description

We'll discuss how to assess the potential of a story idea, how to choose which story ideas are likely to have the biggest impact, how to pre-report and write a story memo pitching the idea to your editors, and cover what distinguishes a good investigative story idea from other types of ideas. We’ll also discuss strategies for developing ideas, including alerts and other strategies to spot investigative ideas before your competition.

Speakers

Simon Boazman, Al Jazeera 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @Simonboazman

Emily Hopkins, ProPublica 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @indyemapolis

Gloria Liu, independent journalist 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Jodi Upton, Syracuse University 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @jodiupton

panel

Investigating housing policies that perpetuate the wealth gap

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 5 – 6:15 p.m. MT (75m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 3-4 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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Speakers

Alden Loury, WBEZ 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @AldenLoury

Jamie Smith Hopkins, Center for Public Integrity 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @jsmithhopkins

Cheryl W. Thompson, NPR 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Sessions starting at 6:15 p.m. MT

special

IRE Board of Director candidate speeches & meet and greet

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 6:15 – 6:45 p.m. MT (30m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 8-9 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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Saturday, 6/25

Sessions starting at 9 a.m. MT

commons

How legal support helped make a story possible

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado B – Level 3

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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hands-on

When the data doesn’t exist: Building a POST database together

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 2 – Level 1 (PC lab)

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Beginner

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📝 Description coming soon!

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hands-on

Free online tools to extract data from PDFs

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 3 – Level 1 (PC lab)

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Beginner

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speaker

Maggie Mulvihill, Boston University 👇

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hands-on

🏴‍☠️ Interviewing your data with R

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (210m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 1 – Level 1 (Mac lab)

⚠️ This session requires pre-registration and an additional fee of $35 to reserve a seat. Note: You must purchase an in-person conference ticket before you can buy a ticket for this session.

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Advanced

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Description

This class will introduce you to R, a free open-source programming language, that adds additional power, reproducibility, and statistical heft to your data reporting. By the end of this three-hour session you should feel comfortable using R for your next project. Topics will include working with directories; installing packages; reading in data from your computer and the web; exploring data with sorting, filtering and aggregating; and creating simple visualizations. We'll also talk about how to find help when you're stuck.

Workshop prerequisites: This session will be most helpful if you're comfortable working with data and you're ready to take your skills to the next level.

Preregistration is required and seating is limited. Laptops will be provided for the training.

Speaker

Liz Lucas, IRE & NICAR 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

master class

Master class: Public records for justice

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (210m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 4 – Level 1

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Description

This practical workshop will lay out public records to help attendees examine racial justice in their communities, and how to acquire those records. From police abuse, to red lining, to census, to Title IX, this session will provide a list of records to request to expose inequities and make the world a little better.

Preregistration is required and seating is limited.

Speaker

David Cuillier, University of Arizona 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

The art of long-form audio narrative

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 6 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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panel

Broadcast track: How to make those investigative scripts sing

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 3-4 – Level 3

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Speaker

Al Tompkins, Poynter 👇

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panel

Investigating inequality on any beat

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Juniper C – Level 1

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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panel

Piercing the veil: Reporting on businesses that want nothing to do with you

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 2-3 – Level 3

📼 This session will not be livestreamed for real-time participation, but it will be recorded for later viewing.

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panel

Following the money in higher ed

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 8-9 – Level 3

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panel

Investigating Title IX issues

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado C – Level 3

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Description

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX and another whipsaw in Title IX guidance changes as the Biden administration plans to roll back some of the provisions adopted under Trump. The changes impact gender equity in sports, the rights of transgender athletes and the balance between supporting and encouraging reporting of sexual violence with the due process rights of the accused. This panel will educate reporters on these changes and discuss ways to request better reporting, access of records and building of databases to track these developments.

Speakers

Kenny Jacoby, USA TODAY 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @kennyjacoby

Paula Lavigne, ESPN 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @pinepaula

Scott Lewis, TNG 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Decoding the police narrative

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado D – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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Speakers

Lakeidra Chavis, Marshall Project 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @lakeidrachavis

Gary Harki, Bloomberg Law 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @garyharki

Peggy Lowe, KCUR 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Sessions starting at 10:15 a.m. MT

hands-on

Data of divides

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 3 – Level 1 (PC lab)

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Beginner

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Description

Doing data-driven inequality stories often means using statistical tools. This will be a quick overview of some of the key tools available in R.

This session is good for: People who have basic R skills.

Speaker

Jennifer LaFleur, Center for Public Integrity 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

hands-on

Maximizing utility: A pragmatic reporter’s philosophy on process thinking

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 2 – Level 1 (PC lab)

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Beginner

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Description

What’s the recipe for a great story? We’ll talk about achieving consistent excellence by formalizing our process, the way Alabama wins football championships and Toyota makes reliable cars.

For us, this will include the shrewd use of exotic data skills and using a data mindset to make other reporting more effective. Think: exploration vs exploitation, vetting a minimum story, and hypothesis testing – or at least probing whether things that look odd to you are superlative or representative. There’ll be some technical talk, some broader ideas, hopefully a lot of healthy debate.

Arizona Republic investigative reporter Andrew Ford will share his approach honed by years trying to produce enterprise while covering cops for local newspapers and his time with ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network.

This session is good for: Early-career reporters who want to chase big stories while keeping their editors happy, as well as seasoned pros who too-often find themselves lost in the weeds (you’re not alone).

Speaker

Andrew Ford, Arizona Republic 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @AndrewFordNews

panel

Broadcast track: The art of accountability

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Juniper C – Level 1

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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Speaker

Jeremy Finley, WSMV-TV 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @jfinleyreports

panel

Visual fact-checking strategies

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado B – Level 3

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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panel

Inclusive leadership

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado D – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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Speaker

Jill Geisler, Loyola University Chicago and the Freedom Forum 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @JillGeisler

panel

How to be edited

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado C – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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Description

How do you get the most out of the best editors? How do you manage to improve your writing even with the less-than-best editors? We'll offer practical tips about enduring the difficult edit, overcoming tension, and getting past the struggles that lead to "good enough."

Speakers

Matt Apuzzo, The New York Times 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Jennifer Forsyth, The Wall Street Journal 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Pre-publication red flags for editors

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 2-3 – Level 3

📼 This session will not be livestreamed for real-time participation, but it will be recorded for later viewing.

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Description

This super practical legal workshop will provide editors with all the tips they need to spot red flags when reviewing a story to help them better assess when to seek legal assistance. Pre-publication review is, indeed, crucial to newsrooms’ viability and editors strongly equipped can better protect their newsroom from legal liability. The participants will leave the session with takeaways and educational materials such as checklists.

🔊 Speaker details coming soon!

panel

Breaking through the Green Wall: Investigating Customs and Border Protection

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 3-4 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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In this panel, veteran border reporters will discuss ongoing challenges and best practices for reporting on CBP, one of the most notoriously difficult law enforcement agencies to investigate.

Speakers

Ron Nixon, Associated Press 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Erin Siegal McIntyre, Freelance / UNC Chapel Hill School of Journalism 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @ESMcIntyre

Melissa del Bosque, Type Media Center 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @MelissaLaLinea

panel

The first hours of breaking news

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 8-9 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speakers

Robert Barba, The Wall Street Journal 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @barbawire

St John Barned-Smith, Houston Chronicle 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @stjbs

Maya Eliahou, ProPublica 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Sessions starting at 11:30 a.m. MT

demo

Video production for print, digital and audio folks

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado B – Level 3

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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hands-on

Excel for investigating business and finance

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 3 – Level 1 (PC lab)

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Beginner

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Description

Whether you just started using Excel or it's been your companion for years, chances are there's a lot it can do that you've never realized. We sometimes think of Excel as the stepping stone to database managers like Access or SQL Server, and overlook just how powerful its tools can be — especially if you're covering business and economics. Come find out why Excel is still so popular in the business world and we'll unlock some of its secrets. The people you're covering know these tricks — you should too.

This session is good for: people of all skill levels.

Speaker

Aaron Kessler, Associated Press 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

hands-on

Finding the story: Disaster data

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 2 – Level 1 (PC lab)

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Intermediate

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📝 Description coming soon!

🔊 Speaker details coming soon!

panel

Covid, #BLM, Ukraine, OSINT: Let’s share the best updates to our Investigative Journalism courses

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 5 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speakers

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, Grand Valley State University 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @JeffKLO

Martha Mendoza, Associated Press 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @mendozamartha

panel

Creative problem-solving for DIY datasets

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 6 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speaker

Lam Thuy Vo, Columbia University 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Broadcast track: Juggling investigations and GA

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 2-3 – Level 3

📼 This session will not be livestreamed for real-time participation, but it will be recorded for later viewing.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speakers

Erica Byfield, NBC4, NYC 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Jodie Fleischer, Cox Media Group 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Christopher Heath, WFTV 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @CHeathWFTV

panel

Words matter: Beware harmful language in your writing

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Juniper C – Level 1

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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📝 Description coming soon!

🔊 Speaker details coming soon!

panel

Public records track: No one uses email anymore

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 8-9 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speakers

Marisa Kwiatkowski, USA TODAY 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Miranda Spivack, Independent journalist, Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellow 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @mirandareporter

Mark Walker, The New York Times 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

😮‍💨 Getting your cannabis investigation "greenlit"

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 3-4 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speakers

Jackie Bryant, San Diego Magazine 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Brad Racino, NY Cannabis Insider 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @bradracino

Sessions starting at 12:30 p.m. MT

special

IRE Awards luncheon (co-sponsored by NBC News/NBCUniversal Local)

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 12:30 – 3 p.m. MT (150m)

🚪 Room: Adams Ballroom – Level 1

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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🔊 Speaker details coming soon!

Sessions starting at 3 p.m. MT

hands-on

Measuring the pandemic’s impact on local schools

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 3 – 4 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 2 – Level 1 (PC lab)

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Advanced

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📝 Description coming soon!

🔊 Speaker details coming soon!

master class

Master class: Writing the narrative

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 3 – 5:15 p.m. MT (135m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 4 – Level 1

⚠️ This session requires pre-registration and an additional fee of $35 to reserve a seat. Note: You must purchase an in-person conference ticket before you can buy a ticket for this session.

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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🔊 Speaker details coming soon!

panel

Finding, cultivating and protecting sources

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 3 – 4 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado C – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speakers

Taylor Mirfendereski, King 5, Seattle 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Barbara Rodriguez, The 19th* 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Julian Rubinstein, University of Denver 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Do you qualify as an ally?

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 3 – 4 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado D – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speaker

Jill Geisler, Loyola University Chicago and the Freedom Forum 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @JillGeisler

panel

Management: Creating successful newsroom collaborations

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 3 – 4 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 6 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speakers

Mark Albert, Hearst Television National Investigative Unit 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @malbertnews

Laura Frank, COLab - Colorado News Collaborative 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

John Kelly, ABC Owned Television Stations 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Cheryl W. Thompson, NPR 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Broadcast track: Dynamic duo: Teams share what works and what doesn't

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 3 – 4 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 3-4 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speakers

Leah Dunn, WSB-TV-Atlanta 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Justin Gray, WSB-TV-Atlanta 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Hidden costs and racial inequality in economic development

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 3 – 4 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Juniper C – Level 1

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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Description

Promising jobs, jobs and more jobs, state and local governments give away as much as $95 billion in taxpayer-funded economic development incentives per year. This panel will explore how overspending on incentives can exacerbate inequality in schools and neighborhoods, propelling racial and income disparities. Reporters will gain new tools for documenting the costs of economic development incentives – including tax increment financing (TIF), Opportunity Zones, film subsidies and others - through publicly available documents including Annual Financial Reports, tax expenditure budgets, and other public records. With heightened public awareness since Amazon’s HQ2 search, public service journalism at its best is telling the full cost-benefit story behind taxpayer-funded incentives

Speaker

Arlene Martinez, Good Jobs First 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @avmartinez

panel

Tanks and banks: Russian oligarchs and dirty European banks

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 3 – 4 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado B – Level 3

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speaker

Axel Gordh Humlesjö, 👇

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panel

Accountability journalism on the environment beat

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 3 – 4 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 8-9 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

🔊 Speaker details coming soon!

panel

Election track: Watchdogging congressional slush funds

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 3 – 4 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 2-3 – Level 3

📼 This session will not be livestreamed for real-time participation, but it will be recorded for later viewing.

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Description

In addition to their official campaign committees, nearly every member of Congress also operates a fund known as a leadership PAC. Ostensibly, leadership PAC funds should be used to help like-minded candidates, but far too often, politicians in both parties use leadership PACs as “slush funds,” using money from special interest donors to subsidize lavish lifestyles, including trips to luxurious resorts, meals at fancy restaurants, and tickets to highly coveted sporting events and concerts. At this panel, experts will share tips about how to follow the money flowing into and out of leadership PACs, and why you should keep a close eye on these little-known PACs.

Speakers

Michael Beckel, Issue One 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @mjbeckel

Sandra Fish, Independent journalist 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @fishnette

Sessions starting at 4:15 p.m. MT

hands-on

Finding the story: Climate data

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 4:15 – 5:15 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 1 – Level 1 (Mac lab)

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Intermediate

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📝 Description coming soon!

🔊 Speaker details coming soon!

hands-on

Google Sheets: Scraping without coding (repeat)

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 4:15 – 5:15 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 2 – Level 1 (PC lab)

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Intermediate

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Description

Yes, you can scrape data without using code -- in fact, all you need is Google Sheets! We'll be using Excel-type formulas (don't worry if you don't know what those are, either) to make simple scrapers that automatically pull data into Google Sheets. It’s the best way to get around clunky websites and unhelpful PIOs!

This session is good for: Beginners who want to start using data for their stories.

Speaker

Samantha Sunne, Independent journalist 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @samanthasunne

panel

How to localize cross-border investigations

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 4:15 – 5:15 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 6 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speakers

Sasha Chavkin, Rainforest Investigations Network/NBC News 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @sashachavkin

Shirsho Dasguptta, Miami Herald/McClatchy DC bureau 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Emilia Díaz-Struck, IJIC 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

The three-year battle for Mueller records

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 4:15 – 5:15 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado D – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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Description

Investigative reporter Jason Leopold and attorney Matt Topic discuss the ups and downs of their FOIA lawsuits challenging redactions to the Mueller Report and other Mueller investigation records, which resulted in the release of tens of thousands of documents, including information about Mueller's decision not to charge Donald Trump Jr. with any crimes.

Speakers

Jason Leopold, 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Matt Topic, Loevy & Loevy 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Exposing health threats at home, at work and all around us

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 4:15 – 5:15 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Juniper C – Level 1

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speakers

Howard Berkes, retired 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @hberkes

Rae Ellen Bichell, Kaiser Health News 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Jim Morris, Public Health Watch 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

April Simpson, Center for Public Integrity 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Management: Teaching your team to manage blowback

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 4:15 – 5:15 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 8-9 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speakers

Kate Howard, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @JournoKateH

Amy Pyle, USA TODAY 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @amy_pyle

Mark Rochester, inewsource 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @mjrochester

panel

Broadcast track: Lightning talks

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 4:15 – 5:15 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 3-4 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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panel

Reporting on the homicides of Black women and girls

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 4:15 – 5:15 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 2-3 – Level 3

📼 This session will not be livestreamed for real-time participation, but it will be recorded for later viewing.

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Description

In 2020. there was a significant increase in homicides among Black women and girls. Reporting on the increase comes with many challenges, including the limited accessibility of national data, the lack of detailed information on the circumstances of many killings and the ingrained racism and misogyny that drive this violence and the public response. Two of the Guardian’s longtime gun violence reporters will guide attendees through the best sources of national data on the murders of Black women and girls, share findings from their in-depth analysis of 2020 FBI murder data and discuss how to report on violence against Black women in a way that centers the communities that these killings affect.

Speakers

Lois Beckett, The Guardian U.S. 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Abené Clayton, The Guardian U.S. 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Cheryl W. Thompson, NPR 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Public records track: 50+ records to request right now

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 4:15 – 5:15 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado B – Level 3

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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Speakers

Sarah Rafique, KTRK-TV, Houston, TX 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Todd Wallack, WBUR 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Sessions starting at 5:30 p.m. MT

special

IRE membership meeting

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. MT (45m)

🚪 Room: Colorado B – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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Sessions starting at 6:30 p.m. MT

special

Closing reception

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 6:30 – 8 p.m. MT (90m)

🚪 Room: Colorado A – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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Sunday, 6/26

Sessions starting at 9 a.m. MT

demo

Under pressure: Real life in real time with breaking news

🕙 Sunday (6/26) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 3-4 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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Description

It’s become one of the hottest sessions at every IRE Conference. How would you and your newsroom fare in digging out little-known facts and information under the pressure of a breaking news deadline? One of the best ways to get better is to practice.

This is a real-life scenario where you can learn to break news without leaving your computer. The skills learned in this session can also be used for turning daily general assignment stories when there’s not breaking news. This session regularly fills up and the tipsheet that comes with it is in high demand. If you’re interested, get there early to get a seat.

Speaker

Stephen Stock, CBS News and Stations 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

hands-on

Cleaning data with OpenRefine (repeat)

🕙 Sunday (6/26) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 1 – Level 1 (Mac lab)

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Intermediate

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📝 Description coming soon!

🔊 Speaker details coming soon!

hands-on

Excel 1: Getting started with spreadsheets (repeat)

🕙 Sunday (6/26) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 2 – Level 1 (PC lab)

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Beginner

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Description

In this introduction to spreadsheets, you'll begin analyzing data with Excel, a simple but powerful tool. You'll learn how to enter data, navigate spreadsheets and conduct simple calculations like sum, average and median.

This session is good for: Data beginners.

Speaker

Emily Davies, WSAW-TV 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

hands-on

Interviewing your data with SQL

🕙 Sunday (6/26) • 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (210m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 3 – Level 1 (PC lab)

⚠️ This session requires pre-registration and an additional fee of $35 to reserve a seat. Note: You must purchase an in-person conference ticket before you can buy a ticket for this session.

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Intermediate

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Description

If you flip over pivot tables, but wish you had more data tools, this session is for you. Structured Query Language, or SQL, can help you use powerful filtering functions, find patterns in millions of records and join multiple data tables.

This class will be taught by two experienced data reporters and former IRE trainers, and materials will include the IRE Computer Assisted Reporting boot camp binder, full of exercises, cheat sheets and tips to help you boost your data analysis and storytelling skills. We will use a free database manager that can be easily installed and used on any computer.

Workshop prerequisites: The only prerequisites are a reasonable comfort level with using a spreadsheet. No previous SQL skills necessary.

Preregistration is required and seating is limited. Laptops will be provided for the training.

Speaker

Robert Benincasa, NPR 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

master class

Master Class: Editing the data story

🕙 Sunday (6/26) • 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (210m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 4 – Level 1

⚠️ This session requires pre-registration and an additional fee of $35 to reserve a seat. Note: You must purchase an in-person conference ticket before you can buy a ticket for this session.

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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Description

Managing a data project presents challenges for any editor. No matter your comfort level with data, this half-day workshop will give you the foundation you need to help make sure your reporters aren’t running with scissors or spinning their wheels on data projects. Veteran editors Maud Beelman & Jennifer LaFleur will guide you through the ins and outs of data journalism from an editor’s point of view, including:

How to help reporters find focus for their data stories

How to structure and write data-driven investigations

Verifying analyses and bulletproofing data stories and apps

Using data to find human sources and characters for stories

Planning the best data workflows for your newsroom

No data experience is necessary for this workshop. Editors/producers and those interested in newsroom management are welcome. Please bring your own laptop.

Preregistration is required and seating is limited.

Speakers

Maud Beelman, 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Jennifer LaFleur, Center for Public Integrity 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Uncovering inequities in how public funds are spent

🕙 Sunday (6/26) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 10-11 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speaker

Paul Singer, WGBH 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @singernews

Sessions starting at 10:15 a.m. MT

hands-on

Free online tools to extract data from PDFs (repeat)

🕙 Sunday (6/26) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 1 – Level 1 (Mac lab)

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Beginner

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Description

This class will cover basic approaches for getting text out of PDF documents using powerful and freely available tools. Participants will be introduced to basic concepts and walked through tackling common challenges encountered with tricky PDF documents.

This session is good for: People who are unfamiliar with PDF-to-text tools or would like to learn how these tools can be used for extracting difficult text from images embedded in a PDF document.

Speaker

Maggie Mulvihill, Boston University 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

hands-on

Excel 2: Formulas & sorting (repeat)

🕙 Sunday (6/26) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 2 – Level 1 (PC lab)

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Beginner

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Description

Much of Excel's power comes in the form of formulas. In this class, you'll learn how to use them to analyze data with the eye of a journalist. Yes, math will be involved, but it's totally worth it! This class will show you how calculations like change, percent change, rates and ratios can beef up your reporting.

This session is good for: Anyone who is comfortable navigating Excel.

Speaker

Zack Newman, KUSA-TV, Denver, CO 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Career roundtable

🕙 Sunday (6/26) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 10-11 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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🔊 Speaker details coming soon!

Sessions starting at 11:30 a.m. MT

hands-on

Simple point mapping with Google MyMaps

🕙 Sunday (6/26) • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 1 – Level 1 (Mac lab)

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Beginner

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📝 Description coming soon!

🔊 Speaker details coming soon!

hands-on

Excel 3: Filtering & pivot tables (repeat)

🕙 Sunday (6/26) • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Homestead 2 – Level 1 (PC lab)

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

💪 Skill level: Beginner

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Description

A look at the awesome power of pivot — and how to use it to analyze your dataset in minutes rather than hours. We'll work up to using a pivot table by first sorting and filtering a dataset, learning how to find story ideas along the way.

This session is good for: Anyone familiar with formulas, sorting and filtering in Excel or another spreadsheet program.

🔊 Speaker details coming soon!

panel

Freelancer secrets: How to be get paid for doing good investigative work

🕙 Sunday (6/26) • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Willow Lake 3-4 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speakers

Esther Honig, Independent journalist 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Chandra Whitfield, Center for Independent Journalists 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Student collaborations with media organizations

🕙 Sunday (6/26) • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 6 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speaker

Maggie Mulvihill, Boston University 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Making your story ironclad

🕙 Sunday (6/26) • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 10-11 – Level 3

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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📝 Description coming soon!

Speakers

Michael De Yoanna, The War Horse 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Tatiana Flowers, The Colorado Sun 👇

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