Space is still available for the “Better Watchdog Workshop” offered by Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) on Jan. 19 in San Francisco. IRE says the Better Watchdogs workshop will offer practical nuts and bolts instruction for reporters, especially those at small- to medium-sized newsrooms and in bureaus of larger news organizations. The instructors will be experienced journalists and trainers from IRE. The workshops will also cover the guiding of reporters in the effective use of the Internet, open-records laws, computer-assisted reporting and anonymous sources. The workshop is hosted by KQED in association with National Federation of Community Broadcasters. Fee: $40 professional, $20 student. Follow this link for information and registration.