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IRE watchdog seminar set for April 5, CAR training April 6 at University of Iowa

March 20, 2014

College and Professional journalists still have time to sign up for the Investigative Reporters & Editors Watchdog seminar Saturday, April 5 at the University of Iowa, Iowa City.

The workshop will begin at 9 a.m. with a session on “The Web for investigations” followed by a session at 10:30 a.m. on “Investigating caregivers.” A session on “Transparency in action: pinpointing influence of money in state politics” will follow at 11:40 a.m. A session on “Fighting successful open records battles” will start at 2 p.m. Then “Documents you can’t live without” and a panel to be announced will conclude the daylong seminar.

All the sessions will be held in room 107 of the English-Philosophy Building on the University of Iowa campus. To register for the conference, go to IRE’s web site, https://ire.org/events-and-training/event/1246/. A campus map and other info about the conference can be obtained at the site.

Registration is $55 for professionals and $25 students.

An optional computer-assisted reporting training seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 6, in room W340, Adler Journalism Building. That training costs an additional $30, and journalists can sign up for it at the same Web site.

Mid-America Press Institute is one of the co-sponsors for the seminars.

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