Top tips from health reporters and officials on covering COVID-19

In early March, we put together a panel at the 2020 NICAR Conference on how to cover the response to COVID-19. Although much has changed in the past month, there were some key takeaways from the panel that will ring true throughout the pandemic.  Panelists Caroline Chen from ProPublica, Anna Barry-Jester from Kaiser Health News…

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Welcome to #NICAR20!

The 2020 NICAR Conference begins on Thursday. Below you’ll find a few bits of information to help you prepare. For the latest information about panels, speakers and special events at the conference, please visit our conference website at    Hotel information The conference is taking place at the New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal Street, New…

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NICAR20 update on coronavirus

We wanted to share a brief message regarding the emerging public health concerns posed by the COVID-19 virus. We are closely monitoring updates from local and national public health authorities regarding the situation in communities where cases of the new coronavirus have been confirmed. At present, there is no information to suggest that there is…

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Download the 2020 NICAR Conference mobile app!

The 2020 NICAR Conference app is now available through Guidebook! We encourage you to download our mobile guide to enhance your experience in New Orleans. You’ll be able to plan your day with a personalized schedule, browse maps and connect with other attendees. The app is free and compatible with iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches and Android devices. To…

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Winning T-shirt selected for NICAR20

The votes are in and the 2020 NICAR T-shirt has been selected! Jan Diehm won our annual contest. You’ll be able to buy her design at the 2020 NICAR Conference in New Orleans. Any extra shirts will be available for purchase online in the IRE Store. Thanks to everyone who entered designs and voted.

Vote now for the NICAR20 T-shirt!

Help us pick a T-shirt to sell at the 2020 NICAR Conference in New Orleans! Voting will stay open for about one week, ending Sunday, Jan. 26 at midnight (PST). The designer of the winning T-shirt gets a free shirt and $50 in the IRE Store. Visit the contest page to view the designs and vote.

Send in your entries for the #NICAR20 T-shirt contest

Earn bragging rights and help raise money for future training events by participating in our annual NICAR Conference T-shirt contest. All ideas celebrating data and data journalism are welcome, from a simple, classic design with #NICAR20 on it to bad SQL puns (SELECT * FROM tshirts WHERE tshirts.thisone = “Awesome”). There are only a few…

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Browse the #NICAR20 expected sessions list

We’ve posted a list of more than 150 expected panels, demos, commons and hands-on classes we’re planning for the 2020 NICAR Conference in New Orleans! This list is designed to help you make decisions about the conference (show it to your boss!), but it doesn’t include everything we’ll be offering. A few highlights: Plenty of…

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Help us pick repeat hands-on classes at #NICAR20

We’re planning repeat hands-on classes at the upcoming NICAR Conference in New Orleans, and we need your help. If you plan to join us in Louisiana for the 2020 NICAR Conference, please consider taking our survey to help us plan those repeat classes. Your responses will help us provide more of the most popular classes,…

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Participate in the 2020 NICAR Conference mentorship program!

Looking for a mentor? Would you like to be a mentor? If so, and you’ll be joining us for the 2020 NICAR Conference in New Orleans, you can now sign up for the conference mentorship program. IRE will match mentors with mentees and arrange for them to meet at a breakfast during the conference. Please…

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