Upcoming Trainings

The Society will provide members with free or low-cost regional training and professional development in both beginning and advanced investigative reporting. The skills developed through our trainings can be applied to both beat and project reporting and will be suitable for journalists for all levels of experience.

Upcoming Trainings

Ida B Wells Society, Knight-Wallace Fellowships, Knight Foundation Training
Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Time: 8:30-5:30 PM EST
Location: Detroit, MI
Cost: $25

The Ida B. Wells Society in partnership with Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowships and the Knight Foundation will hold an investigative journalism workshop on February 1, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. The daylong training will focus on the basics of investigative journalism, as well as provide tips and tricks for seeing an investigative project from pitch to completion.

The training will be suitable for journalists at all levels of experience including professional journalists and student journalists. It will be led by Ida B. Wells Society co-founders Nikole Hannah-Jones of The New York Times Magazine and Ron Nixon of The New York Times.

Registration is now closed.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided during the training.


Ida B. Wells Investigative Reporting Bootcamp in Chicago

Date: Fri, Feb 23, 2018, 8:30 AM –Sat, Feb 24, 2018, 5:00 PM
Location: Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture – University of Chicago, 5733 S. University Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
Cost: $25


Description: 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 Chicago ReporterCity Bureau and the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University. 

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-founders Nikole Hannah-Jones of The New York Times Magazine, Ron Nixon of The New York Times and Topher Sanders of ProPublica.

Space is limited. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for participants. Attendees must bring their own laptop for the training. Street parking is available for participants.

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