AFJ + IRE in BROOKLYN - MONDAY, MAY 6, 2019, 1 P.M. - 5 P.M.

AFJ has hired IRE, the highly-regarded nonprofit dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting, to conduct training sessions specifically for food journalists. The sessions will be offered at the Williamsburgh branch of the Brooklyn Public Library on Monday, May 6.


Registration for the AFJ + IRE food journalism workshop in Brooklyn is now open. REGISTER FOR BROOKLYN NOW! We plan to close registration on Monday, April 29.


IRE training director Cody Winchester will present the following sessions:

  • Backgrounding strategies | We all know that people make the story, but how can you dig up information on them? This session offers some techniques and resources used to find people, verify their information and uncover their online presence.

  • Bulletproofing the story | Strategies, tips and techniques for reporters, editors, producers and online staff to ensure accuracy.

  • Tools to help you get the job done | Using free applications for mapping, web scraping, timelines, and visuals. Reporting tools to help save you time. No coding required.


  • AFJ members $75

  • AFJ student members $30

  • Non-members $100

  • Student non-members $45


The Brooklyn sessions will take place on Monday, May 6, from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. at the Williamsburgh branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. Get directions here.