On the Road : March 2010

CAR2010: Don't stop the learning

By Jaimi Dowdell, IRE Training Director

IRE Resource Center staff have been busy adding tipsheets from the CAR conference. Handouts include information on forensic accounting, Web scraping, data on deadline, Twitter and more. In addition to this, many of the wonderful presenters and attendees have been sharing their tips, data and tutorials on the NICAR list and via Twitter.

Our friends at the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State University blogged about various sessions. Their coverage is online at http://bit.ly/dwgYpZ. Tweets about the conference used two main hashtags: #nicar2010 and #nicar. Photos ...

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The Year in CAR slideshow

Take a look at some of the best computer-assisted news stories from the past year in this presentation: Year in CAR slideshow. IRE executive director Mark Horvit and training director Doug Haddix gave the presentation last week during the Computer-Assisted Reporting conference in Phoenix. Each slide has a short description of the story, along with a link to the full story or package. The list is but a sampling of the outstanding CAR work being done across the country.

Reasons to be excited for the CAR conference

By Jaimi Dowdell,  IRE Training Director

If you're still debating whether to head to Phoenix next week for the computer-assisted reporting conference, I want to give you a few reasons why you should make the trip.

  • The people. I'm not ashamed to admit that I wouldn't be where I am in my life or my career without the fabulous people many lovingly refer to as NICARians. This group includes folks from around the world and they come from news organizations large and small, new and old. They are supportive, energetic and a blast to be around. I ...
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Tips for investigating campus assault

After 12 months of reporting, the Center for Public Integrity reached some troubling conclusions about how some colleges and universities collect and report sexual assault statistics, and how sexual assault cases are handled through the campus judicial system. The Center's Kristen Lombardi and David Donald recently spoke about this project and how you can conduct a similar investigation in a one-hour IRE webinar. Download a free recording of this session here.

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