IRE News : July 2008

NICAR Database Library online store open

I am proud to announce that purchases of datasets completely online, without the use of a phone or fax machine, is now available to members for most of the data we sell at the NICAR Database Library. The new online store can be found via links on our main site at www.ire.org, or you can go directly to data.nicar.org. To enforce the long-standing policy of only allowing journalists who are IRE Members to purchase data from the library, the online store requires visitors to register for the site. (It's worth the effort; you can save ... Read more ...

Data for summer stories

U.S. roads and waterways get more dangerous over the summer months as vacationers hit the highway or fire up their boat motors. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), fatal vehicle accident rates typically inch up during the summer months and then decline during the fall. It’s much the same on the waterways, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The high number of boating accidents mirrors the summer vacation season. So, if your news organization is reporting on these accidents, two databases offered by the IRE and NICAR Database Library ... Read more ...