IRE Watchdog Workshop Visits Minnesota

Over 55 journalists and journalism students from around the Midwest attended the Investigative Reports & Editors Watchdog Workshop held September 29-30 at Murphy Hall. On Saturday, both print and TV journalists gathered in the day-long session to hear from a variety of speakers including covering topics such as data journalism, open records, election reporting, the art of interviewing, and effective internet use. On Sunday, workshop attendees gained hands-on computer experience in analyzing datasets to identify trends, spot inconsistencies and gain other insight. The workshop was co-sponsored by the Minnesota Journalism Center.

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