A look inside the 25th CAR Conference taking place in Newport Beach!

The 2019 Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference will offer a record number of hands-on computer labs, Master Class workshops to hone your reporting and management skills, and a new track designed to help you understand key data journalism concepts. We’ll also be celebrating a milestone — the 25th CAR Conference — with several special sessions. The early-bird…

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Browse the #NICAR19 expected sessions list

We’ve posted a list of more than 130 expected panels, demos, commons and hands-on classes we’re planning for the 2019 CAR Conference in Newport Beach. 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: A “How it works” track…

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Find or become a mentor at #NICAR19

IRE is taking applications to participate in the mentorship program at the 2019 CAR Conference in Newport Beach, California. Click here to apply to be a mentor or to receive mentorship. Before the conference (March 7-10), IRE will pair mentors with mentees and make sure they connect in Newport Beach. These one-on-one sessions are opportunities…

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Registration opens for NICAR19

The #NICAR19 conference in Newport Beach, California, will feature a record number of hands-on computer labs, first-ever Master Class workshops and a celebration of the 25th national Computer-Assisted Reporting (CAR) Conference. Registration is now open for the conference, which runs March 7-10. In response to record attendance at #NICAR18 in Chicago, IRE will increase the…

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Submit your ideas for #NICAR19 and sign up for conference emails

The suggestion box is open for IRE’s annual Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference, which heads to Newport Beach, California, next March. We’re also starting an email list so you can keep up with news about the conference. Use this form to share ideas, suggestions and other comments to help us plan the best possible NICAR19 conference. No…

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Investigating health care with data, money and people

By Kelsie Schrader Every beat comes with challenges and constraints, but health care presents a particularly complex set of issues. Between cutting through the industry’s jargon, finding individual sources and more, it takes time and knowledge to be a successful health care reporter. Three journalists with experience reporting on health care shared tips and strategies…

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A NICAR newbie goes to Chicago

By David Rodriguez Data journalism is still new to me. Despite that, I decided to dive in head first and attend the recent NICAR conference in Chicago. It was one of my best experiences as a journalist so far. I was reluctant to attend after feeling ignored for being “just an intern” at another event…

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NICAR18 resources available online

IRE is making it easier than ever to continue learning after the CAR Conference in Chicago. In addition to our tipsheets & links page, we’re providing all the data from hands-on classes as well as install guides to help you set up your computer with the software used in the hands-on labs. Here’s a list of…

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Behind the curtain of government data collection

By Alexis Allison  If you Google the ingredients in sausage, you’ll quickly notice that little standardization exists between recipes. The same is true for the care and keeping of government data — whether at the city, county, or federal level.  Partway through the panel dubbed, “Inside the sausage factory: An inside look at government data…

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