IRE News : August 2011

Winners of CAR Conference drawing announced

Thank you to the dozens of members who submitted more than 40 panel ideas for the 2012 CAR Conference in St. Louis. IRE’s staff, and the local organizing committee for the conference, is reviewing submissions and beginning to piece together the schedule for the four-day conference Feb. 23-26, 2012.

Continue to check IRE.org for updates about the conference including expected speakers, schedule and other events.

A random drawing from all submissions was held, with three prizes awarded. Although the drawing is over, we’d still like to see your ideas. Please keep submitting them.

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Data visualization training, discount to SND conference for IRE members

Learn data visualization during a one-day workshop presented by IRE and The Society for News Design. Sarah Cohen, Jaimi Dowdell and Derek Willis will lead the hands-on workshop that’ll take attendees from soup-to-nuts in data manipulation and visualization.

We’ll start off teaching where to find public data, how to clean, organize and prepare it, including some Excel training, then we’ll experiment with various tools and best practices for data visualization.

SND is bringing its annual conference to St. Louis this fall. This pre-conference workshop will be held Sept. 29. As part of the partnership, SND will offer ...

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