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Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting Boot Camp in Austin

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Moody College of Communication

300 West Dean Keeton Street

Belo Center for New Media, Room 5.208 (Dean's Briefing Room)

Austin, TX 78712

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Journalists of all skill levels are invited to attend a two-day investigative reporting bootcamp with the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, brought to you by the School of Journalism, Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin.

The training will cover everything from pitching and managing investigative projects, tips for turning a quick hit investigative story, getting public records and developing sources.

Presenters will include Ida B. Wells Society co-founder Ron Nixon of The Associated Press, Lomi Kriel of the Houston Chronicle, Christian McDonald of UT Austin, and J. David McSwane of the Dallas Morning News.

Space is limited. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for participants. Attendees must bring their own laptop for the one and a half day training.

Please contact idabwellssociety@hks.harvard.edu with any questions.



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Friday, February 22nd

  • 8 - 8:30am: Registration
  • 8:45 - 9:00am: Welcome and Workshop Overview
  • 9:05 - 9:55 am: How to develop investigations while still covering your beat
  • 10 - 11:00 am: Sourcing 101
  • 11 - 11:15 am: Break
  • 11:15 am - 12:15 pm: Interviewing for investigations
  • 12:15 - 1:15 pm: Lunch
  • 1:25 - 2:30 pm: Paper Trails: Using State and Federal FOIA laws
  • 2:30 - 2:45 pm: Break
  • 2:45 - 3:45 pm: Investigating homeland security
  • 3:45 - 4:45 pm: How to Pitch and Manage a Project
  • 4:45 - 5:15 pm: Wrap Up

Saturday, February 23rd

  • 8:45 - 9:00 am: Welcome and Introduction to data journalism
  • 9:05 am - 12:30 pm: Hands on data journalism
  • 12:30 - 12:45 pm: Break
  • 12:45 - 1:45 pm: Hands on data journalism
  • 1:45 - 2:00 pm: Wrap-up
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300 West Dean Keeton Street

Belo Center for New Media, Room 5.208 (Dean's Briefing Room)

Austin, TX 78712

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