FOIA Machine offers web platform for managing open record requests

FOIA Machine is a new open-source web platform to manage your open records requests. It’s aimed to help you get what you want from your request, avoid being ignored and appeal when you are denied. “It’s aimed to help you get what you want from your request, avoid being ignored and appeal when you are denied”,…

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Making the best use of the conference

IRE executive director Mark Horvit and training directors Jaimi Dowdell and Megan Luther offered advice this morning for how to make the best use of the conference. For first-time attendees, here are a few basic things to keep in mind: There are three types of sessions: panels, demos and hands-on rooms. Panels follow a fairly…

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Wednesday wrap-up: Breaking local stories with economic data

Wednesday was a busy day preparing for the start of sessions on Thursday, but one panel was already under way — “Breaking Local Stories with Economic Data,” hosted by the (Sponsored by Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism). Paul Overberg of USA Today and Thomas Dall and Jeannine Aversa of the Bureau of…

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Welcome to the 2013 CAR Conference in Louisville

For the latest up-to-date information about panels, speakers and special events at the conference, please visit our conference website.Hotel InformationThe conference is taking place at the Hyatt Regency Louisville, 311 South 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202. RegistrationRegistration opens Wednesday at 3 p.m. and will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday on the 2nd floor of…

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IRE welcomes new Google Journalism Fellow

IRE is gaining a new summer fellow as part of the first ever Google Journalism Fellowship. Nicole Pasulka of New York University will spend 8 weeks with IRE, as well as a week with Google and a week with the Knight Foundation. Pasulka is currently getting an M.A. in journalism at NYU in the Literary Reportage program.…

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2013 CAR Conference mobile app available for download

The 2013 Computer-Assisted Reporting (CAR) Conference has gone mobile using Guidebook! We encourage you to download our mobile guide to enhance your experience at 2013 Computer-Assisted Reporting (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,…

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CAR Night on the Town tickets on sale till Feb. 28

Night on the Town ticket sales are back online.  If you missed your first opportunity, tickets can be purchased here until the morning of Thursday, Feb. 28.   A Night on the Town is your chance to meet with fellow CAR colleagues Thursday, Feb. 28 at Sports and Social Club for a night of competitive bowling.  Starting at…

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Seven IRE members honored with Polk awards

Seven IRE members were among winners of the 64th annual George Polk Awards in Journalism, announced today by Long Island University. The annual George Polk Awards in Journalism were established in 1949 by Long Island University to commemorate George Polk, a CBS Correspondent murdered in 1948 while reporting on the civil war in Greece. The…

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This Valentine’s Day, background your date using public records

Don’t let love get in the way of investigating. The old saying in journalism goes something like “if your mother says she loves you, check it out,” and if that’s true for your mother then it’s certainly true for your Valentine’s Day date. So let’s begin our walk through of how to make use of…

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Esri offers free ArcGIS license to CAR Conference attendees

For those of you interested in getting started with mapping, we have great news: Esri is offering a free license to ArcGIS Desktop, a $1,500 value, for Louisville Conference attendees who attend the following four conference sessions: Friday, March 1 9 – 9:50 a.m. Mapping 1: Displaying data geographically (hands-on) 10 – 10:50 a.m. Mapping 2: Importing and selecting data…

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