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Winning T-shirt selected for NICAR 2015

The votes are in and the 2015 NICAR T-shirt has been selected!

The winner is a blue T-shirt with "I CODE LIKE A JOURNALIST." The winning design comes from defending champion Jeremy Bowers of The New York Times.

Bowers' design will be on sale at the 2015 CAR Conference in Atlanta and the IRE store. In addition, Jeremy will receive $50 to use in the IRE Store and a free T-shirt.

Lena Groeger of ProPublica came in second place with her design featuring locations of past NICAR conferences. You’ll be able to buy her design as a sticker.

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Sign up for mentoring at the CAR Conference in Atlanta

Please note: This program is currently full. Please fill out this form if you'd like to be added to the waiting list. We'll contact you if a spot becomes available.

It’s time to sign up for mentoring at the CAR Conference in Atlanta, where IRE will offer in-depth coaching on data-driven investigative reporting techniques, news applications and tools. IRE is one of the largest networks of journalists in the country, and many experienced reporters, editors and developers are willing to share their vast knowledge.

These private, one-on-one sessions allow conference attendees to seek advice on challenging reporting ...

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Finalists selected, second round of voting begins for 2015 NICAR T-shirt

Thanks to everyone who voted for the 2015 CAR Conference T-shirt. We had such a close race for first place that we’ve decided to hold a second round of voting limited to the four shirts that received the most votes.

You have until Sunday, December 14 to vote for your favorite design.


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Vote now for the 2015 NICAR T-shirt

NICAR received 21 submissions for its annual T-shirt contest, and voting is now open!

Voting will stay open for about two weeks, ending Sunday, Nov. 2 at midnight. The proposal with the most votes will be sold as a T-shirt at the upcoming CAR Conference, March 5-8, 2015 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Runners-up will be sold as laptop stickers. Votes will be tallied shortly after voting closes.

The designer of the winning T-shirt also gets a free shirt and $50 in the IRE Store.

Visit the contest page to view the designs and vote.

Apply now for the 2015 IRE Knight Scholarship

2014 CAR Conference Knight Scholars and mentors pose for a group picture.

Applications are now being accepted from college students at several historically black colleges and universities for the Knight Scholarship to attend IRE’s 2015 data journalism and annual investigative reporting conferences. Apply online by Sunday, Dec. 7.

The 2015 conferences include our annual data journalism conference in March in Atlanta and the annual investigative reporting conference in June in Philadelphia. Both conferences offer great opportunities to learn, network with professional journalists and build new skills. More details about each conference can be found below.

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Now accepting 2015 CAR Conference T-shirt designs

The National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting will once again be selling a T-shirt in celebration of data and the people who love and care for them, which will help raise money for future NICAR training events.

NICAR is currently accepting ideas and designs for T-shirts. We will accept entries up through Sunday, Oct. 19. Send official entries to shirts@ire.org. Only submissions sent to that email will be entered in the contest.

Designs will be posted to the contest page as they are received. Voting will open shortly after we’ve received all entries, near the end of October ...

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Submit session, speaker ideas for NICAR15 in Atlanta

We're gearing up for our annual data journalism conference March 5-8 in Atlanta and want your input to make this the best NICAR yet.

We're accepting session and speaker ideas through September 12. Please submit your ideas using the link below. If you'd rather send them via email, please use confideas@ire.org.

Thanks to all of you who've submitted ideas and attended our conferences in the past. We couldn't do it without you. Your enthusiasm and creativity help us put on amazing events and we can't wait to see your latest ideas.

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How to use inspection data to drive your stories

By Hannah Schmidt

Joce Sterman of WMAR-Baltimore and Michael Pell of Reuters explain where reporters can find inspection data and how they can incorporate it into investigative pieces.

Where do you find inspection data? Pell suggested reporters check the following organizations:

Sterman said one of the first hurdles for a journalist to overcome is the expense of gathering data. She suggested reporters haggle to bring down copy costs. And maybe invest in a scanner. 



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Inside the IRE Awards: Deadly Delays

By Hannah Schmidt

This week on IRE Radio we’ll be taking you inside the 2013 IRE Awards with audio from some of the reporters, editors and producers who worked on prize-winning stories. View the complete list of winners here.

Deadly Delays

"Deadly Delays" exposed processing delays that put newborn lives at risk. Ellen Gabler is the reporter and assistant editor for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigative team. Hear how the team fought for and analyzed data that helped change the screening process in multiple states.

Gabler described the screening process and its importance to a newborn's health. The ...
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