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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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.

Remembering Dori Maynard, champion of diversity in journalism

Listen to Dori Maynard speak at the 2014 IRE Conference

Dori J. Maynard, president of the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education and longtime champion of diversity in journalism and civic life, died Tues., Feb. 24. She was 56.

From the Maynard Institute:

Maynard advocated tirelessly for the future of the institute and its programs, reminding all that the work of bringing the diverse voices of America into news and public discourse is more vital than ever. Under her leadership, the Institute has trained some of the top journalists in the country and helped newsrooms tell more inclusive and ...

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Digital Engagement Editor (The Better Government Association)

The Better Government Association (BGA) is looking for a full-time Digital Engagement Editor to lead our digital effort and help us reach the widest possible audience. This person will manage the redesign of bettergov.org and the integration of a new donor management system in 2015. The Digital Engagement Editor will also manage all web-based content for the BGA in collaboration with the BGA’s investigative, advocacy, civic engagement, communications and development teams. The ideal candidate has a journalism background and at least four years experience, and possesses strong writing, editing and designs skills and is creative and collaborative.

This ...