IRE Jeff German Investigative Workshop

Join this regional training event in Las Vegas on April 22-23, 2023, the first IRE Jeff German Investigative Workshop.

The workshop honors Jeff German, a longtime Review-Journal reporter who was killed outside his home in Las Vegas on Sept. 2. A county official who was the subject of German’s reporting earlier in the year is charged with murder in German’s death.

Highlighting the extraordinary circumstances of picking up the pieces of an ongoing story when vital material has been seized by police and personal and source emotions are running high, sessions will feature several of the late German’s colleagues. Other speakers will focus on finding, cultivating and protecting sources; watchdog story ideas; and public records and data to request for (almost) any beat. 

As an add-on to the workshop, Michael Scott Davidson of Newsweek will teach a class introducing Google Sheets on Sunday morning, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The special three-hour, hands-on class would benefit all reporters and editors seeking to learn how to make numbers tell the story. This class requires an additional fee along with workshop registration.

The workshop is co-sponsored by IRE, the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies at UNLV and the Las Vegas Review-Journal and is supported by the Jeff German Fund for Investigative Journalism. The fund was established shortly after German’s death through contributions by the Review-Journal and Arnold Ventures along with the IRE Board of Directors and staff as well as more than 100 individual donors from across the country.

Workshop Fees:
$75 – Professional
$25 – Students
$40 – Optional hands-on training Sunday morning (you must be registered for Saturday’s workshop to attend, seating is limited)

All attendees must be current IRE members. To purchase tickets, you need to log into your member profile. If you are not a current member, the “Get Tickets” box will appear empty. You should renew your membership or apply to join IRE before purchasing an event ticket.

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