Eat and drink like a local at NICAR15 in Atlanta

We’ve been reaching out to Atlanta-area journalists and compiling their suggestions on what to eat and drink during NICAR15. We've heard back about grungy little spots for late-night eats, beer bars with endless taps, tapas and live music.

What follows is a big ol' compilation, separated by neighborhood and proximity to the conference hotel. Some of these suggestions came up over and over. Others, we’ll call "sleepers."

Read through, then join in the conversation by leaving your favorite Atlanta spots in the comments or tweeting them with the hashtag #NICAR15.

Little Five Points (3 miles east of ...

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2015 CAR Conference mobile app available for download

The 2015 CAR Conference app is now available through Guidebook!

We encourage you to download our mobile guide to enhance your experience at the 2015 CAR Conference. You'll be able to plan your day with a personalized schedule and browse exhibitors, maps and general show info.

The app is compatible with iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches and Android devices. Windows Phone 7 and Blackberry users can access the same information via our mobile site.

To get the guide, choose one of the methods below:

  • Download 'Guidebook' from the Apple App Store or the Android Marketplace, tap download guides, search for ...
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Database Reporter (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

The higher education and non-profit worlds are awash in data—graduation rates, endowments, salaries, federal grants, scholarly citations — and we need a tech-savvy journalist to help make sense of it all. We're seeking an experienced database reporter to join our newsroom in Washington, D.C.

We're looking for someone who can gather, scrape, analyze, and report on data, collaborate with reporters throughout the newsroom, propose new projects, and maintain existing databases. The database reporter will be a newsroom leader in working with data and helping us better inform our readers through online news apps and print stories and ...

After report, prosecutors charge man in connection with real estate fraud scheme

Prosecutors have charged a man in connection with a widespread real estate fraud scheme detailed in reports by KSHB-Kansas City.

Willis L. Watson, 35, faces nine different counts of felony forgery and theft, according to KSHB’s latest report.

Reporter Ryan Kath found that someone had been stealing homes by forging signature of both the living and the dead. Often, he found, the homeowners had no idea.

Kath discussed the investigation as part of IRE’s "Behind the Story" and "Story Shorts" series. 

Web Journalist/Developer (University of Nebraska–Lincoln)

Producer I - Web Journalist/Developer

Responsible for managing and designing the production of content for the Platte Basin Time-lapse (PBT) Project’s website and other digital delivery systems. Designs PBT web front end presentation format, develops data visualizations, maps and other interactive and/or app features. Creates, produces, and edits multi-media humanities and science content such as short and long form video and stills segments, interactive web components, data visualizations, social media, and web design. Develops and manages PBT blog and social media applications. Shoots, directs, writes and/or edits EFP style segments, still photo essays, audio interviews, graphics etc ...

2015 Lightning Talk winners announced

Thanks to everyone who pitched and voted on the 2015 Lightning Talks. Here are the talks we’ll be hearing Friday, March 6 at 4:30 p.m. You can read more about them on our Lightning Talks page.

  • The end of maps, in 7 charts — Darla Cameron
  • Beautiful Satellite Images in 5 Minutes — Jeff Larson
  • 10 Things I Hate About You — Lily Mihalik and Anthony Pesce
  • Stop trying to multitask. You’re terrible at it. — Chris Canipe
  • 5 data visualizations - each in 5 lines or less of R code — Sharon Machlis
  • Seven awesome features you will want in your ...
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Investigative Reporter (Times-Union Media)

Times-Union Media in Jacksonville, Fla., is seeking an investigative reporter with a proven record of holding officials accountable, digging into public records, getting past the spin and exposing wrongdoing. 

Our editor recently described the Times-Union’s brand of accountability journalism to the Columbia Journalism Review as “raising hell” to keep officials honest and inform the community.

The proof is in our journalism. Check out what we’ve done recently:

  • Forced a public redo after secret pension meetings resulted in a questionable deal between the city and the police and fire unions.
  • Sued to force Florida to release controversial teacher evaluation ...

911 location data severely lacking in some areas

In an era when your mobile phone can tell Facebook, Uber or even video games where you're located – with amazing accuracy – 911 operators are often left in the dark. Your chance of 911 getting a quick fix on location ranges from as low as 10% to as high as 95%, according to hundreds of pages of local, state and federal documents obtained and reviewed by USA TODAY and more than 40 Gannett newspapers and television stations across the country.