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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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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Welcome to the 2018 CAR Conference!

The 2018 CAR Conference begins on Thursday. Below you’ll find 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 at the conference, please visit our conference website at https://www.ire.org/conferences/nicar18/.   Hotel information The conference is taking place at the Chicago Marriott Downtown…

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Download the 2018 CAR Conference app!

The 2018 CAR Conference app is now available through Guidebook! We encourage you to download our mobile guide to enhance your experience at the 2018 CAR Conference. 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…

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Choose your own NICAR18 adventure

Overwhelmed by the 2018 CAR Conference schedule? You’re not alone. With so many sessions to pick from, it can be challenging to know where to start. We have several resources to help you chart a path:  The official conference schedule and Guidebook mobile app (coming soon!) Our NICAR Guide, which allows you to filter the…

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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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