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June 20, 2024, 12:00 pm - June 23, 2024, 3:30 pm • General Journalism

2024 IRE Conference

IRE’s annual investigative journalism conference will take place in Anaheim, California. Registration includes the welcome reception, the IRE Awards Luncheon and the closing reception.

Where: Anaheim, CA, USA
Website: Link
Contact: IRE (info@ire.org)
Tagged under: Freedom of Information, Ethics, Diversity, Freelancing, Students, Educators, Journalism Training, Digital Journalism

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June 21, 2024, 11:30 am - June 21, 2024, 12:30 pm • General Journalism

Election 2024: Crafting sharp & responsible headlines for your political stories

Headlines are the most important starting point of a story. A good one both informs and piques a readers’ interest, encouraging them to read on. But in an era of search engine optimization and short attention spans, writing a good one is harder to do -- especially when it comes to political stories.

Please update to this sentence: Join the National Press Club Journalism Institute and Resolve Philly's Modifier for a free webinar examining the craft of writing and framing a headline for a political story; the different types of headlines to use depending upon the story; and the pitfalls of using sensationalized or misleading language. Participants will practice writing and rewriting a few headlines to get practical experience in producing responsible headlines for your 2024 election coverage.

Website: Link
Contact: Bara Vaida (BVaida@press.org)
Tagged under: Freelancing, Students, Educators, Journalism Training, Webinars, Digital Journalism, Free Events

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June 26, 2024, 10:00 am - June 26, 2024, 10:30 am • SPJ Committee

Membership Committee Monthly Meeting

The SPJ Membership Committee meets monthly to discuss, strategize and create opportunities for growing Society membership and make recommendations to the national board and executive director. Please join us! We welcome your ideas

Website: Link
Contact: Joanna Hernandez (jhernandez@jou.ufl.edu)
Tagged under: SPJ Committees

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July 26, 2024, 12:00 pm - July 26, 2024, 1:30 pm • General Journalism

Design Workshop: How to create compelling visuals when it’s not usually your job

In our scroll and skim culture, visuals make or break whether a reader engages with your content. But we don’t all have a graphic design professional on staff to help create compelling images on deadline. If you’re a journalist or communication professional looking to build your design skills, get a head start with our beginner course for designing visuals when it’s not usually part of your job.

Beth Francesco, the National Press Club Journalism Institute’s executive director, will share best practices for creating visuals, regardless of your hands-on design experience. We’ll work through specific exercises during the program, so plan to walk away inspired and with at least one design you can use right away. Tickets are $25.

Website: Link
Contact: Beth Francesco (bfrancesco@press.org)
Tagged under: Freelancing, Students, Educators, Journalism Training, Webinars, Digital Journalism

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August 5, 2024, 9:00 am - August 9, 2024, 12:00 pm • General Journalism

Data Journalism Bootcamp - Google Sheets + Python (In-Person)

IRE’s Data Journalism Bootcamp provides a broad foundation in finding, assessing and analyzing data for anyone interested in using these skills in the newsroom. This version of the bootcamp is tailored for people who already have some experience working with data. We'll start with an accelerated overview of using spreadsheets to clean and analyze data, and then introduce Python, a powerful general-purpose programming language that you can use to analyze huge datasets, scrape data from the web, clean and reshape data, extract complex tables from PDF files and much more. We’ll also cover finding data sources, using public records, bulletproofing your analysis and best practices for using numbers in your stories. Attendees are asked to bring their own laptop and pre-install some software prior to the bootcamp. If a laptop is not available, we would be happy to provide one for you. Please reach out to logistics@ire.org to make arrangements.

IRE requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and participants are expected to follow all COVID protocols in place at the host institution. Masks are encouraged.

Where: 401 South 9th Street, Columbia, MO, USA
Website: Link
Contact: IRE Main Office (info@ire.org)
Tagged under: Students, Educators, Journalism Training

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September 26, 2024, 9:00 am • SPJ National

SPJ Board Meeting

Materials and a Zoom link will be posted online prior to the meeting.

Website: Link
Contact: SPJ (communications@spj.org)

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