IRE boot camps going on the road, scholarships available

IRE is bringing its acclaimed data and coding boot camps to three cities this fall and offering scholarships to each camp. These boot camps are sponsored in part by the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation. The camps will include instruction in data analysis and cleaning using Excel, SQL, Python and — for the first time —…

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2017 CAR Conference app available for download

The 2017 CAR Conference app is now available through Guidebook! We encourage you to download our mobile guide to enhance your experience at the 2017 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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CAR Conference sessions to address Trump administration, data breaches and more

We’re working hard to make sure the 2017 CAR Conference program addresses the issues and skills you need to know now. From covering the Trump administration to protecting yourself and your sources to understanding polls and statistics, our schedule is sure to have something for everyone.  Here are a few of the nearly 200 sessions,…

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2017 Tapestry Data Storytelling Conference is Now Accepting Requests for Invitation

The 5th annual Tapestry Data Storytelling Conference will be held at Casa Monica in St. Augustine, Florida on Wednesday March 12th, 2017.Tapestry is an event designed to advance interactive online data storytelling, bringing together different viewpoints with the goal of generating a rich conversation about data storytelling. This one-day, invitation-only conference includes keynotes from speakers like Pro Publica’s Lena Groeger,…

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Learn how to explore data with Python’s Jupyter Notebook

Editor’s Note: This article first ran on the California Civic Data Coalition’s website on Oct. 8. Ben spoke at our San Diego Data Watchdog Workshop, a program funded by the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation. By Ben Welsh Last weekend, I traveled to the campus of San Diego State University to join a journalism workshop put on by Investigative Reporters…

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Special events, training and outside events at NICAR 2016

Going to the 2016 CAR Conference? Don’t forget about these great social and training events organized by IRE and partner organizations.   WEDNESDAY Techraking <=16: Bootstrapping the News | 2-6 p.m. in Denver III-IV Veteran data crunchers and programmers from Reveal/The Center for Investigative Reporting help attendees set up their laptops. (Registration required)   10 Great Business…

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NICAR Guides: Attending the conference as an editor or manager

Editors and managers will gather in Denver next week for the 2016 Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference. How can you best use the conference to transform your newsroom into a data-driven one? NICAR asked editors and managers who have previously attended the conference to share their best tips for making the most of the experience. What should…

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