Vote now for the NICAR18 T-shirt!

NICAR received some great designs for its annual T-shirt contest, and voting is now open!  Voting will stay open for about one week, ending Sunday, Feb. 11 at midnight. The proposal with the most votes will be sold as a T-shirt at the upcoming CAR Conference, March 8-11 in Chicago. Runners-up will be considered for laptop stickers.…

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Nine journalists receive IRE fellowships and scholarships to the CAR Conference

Thanks to the generosity of many donors, IRE is fortunate to have funding available to provide fellowships and scholarships to its annual CAR Conference. Last month, IRE awarded nine fellowships and scholarships for the March 2018 CAR Conference in Chicago. Gerry Lanosga, an assistant professor of journalism at Indiana University, received the David Donald Fellowship…

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Seeking ideas for NICAR 2018 Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks are back for the 2018 CAR Conference in Chicago. Pitch your ideas at lightningtalks.ire.org by Feb. 9.  What are lightning talks? Five-minute talks on any subject. Anyone who is attending NICAR 2018 can pitch and the attendees vote on the talks they want to see. The 10 talks with the most votes will be presented during NICAR. How…

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Send in your entries for the 2018 NICAR T-shirt contest

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

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Participate in the CAR Conference mentorship program

** Update as of 2/9: The mentorship program at the 2018 CAR Conference is currently full, but you may apply for the waiting list using this form. You will be notified before the event if we were able to match you. ** Pick the brains of the industry’s best journalists during the mentorship program at the 2018…

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Help us choose repeat classes for 2018 CAR Conference

We hope you’re joining us in Chicago, March 8-11 for the 2018 CAR Conference. We want to hear which hands-on classes you’re most excited to attend. Consider taking our survey to help us plan repeat sessions. We’ll keep the survey open through Tuesday, December 12. At that time, we’ll tally the votes to help us plan repeats of…

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Five things I learned at my first CAR Conference

By Amanda Nero The CAR Conference came and went much too quickly. Luckily, it’s nearly impossible to walk away from the conference empty-handed. Whether it’s technical skills or a deeper understanding of the data community and its importance, hopefully you walked away with a memento to remember the conference by. Here are some conference takeaways…

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NICAR Daily Update | Thursday, March 2

Thank you to our hosts, The Florida Times-Union/Jacksonville.com and Morris Publishing Group, and our sponsors and supporters: Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, Google, Knight Foundation, Knight-Mozilla OpenNews, Lumina Foundation, and Missouri School of Journalism. Make sure to visit our exhibitors: Esri, Vigilant Web Inc., and Zillow. Their booths are located on the 3rd floor sky bridge. Looking…

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Welcome to the 2017 CAR Conference

The 2017 CAR Conference begins this week. Below are a few bits of information to help you prepare for this great conference! For the latest up-to-date information about panels, speakers and special events, please visit our conference website.    Hotel The conference is taking place at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 East Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL…

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