NICAR Guides: Attending the conference as a data journalist

Data journalists of all stripes will gather in Denver for the 2016 Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference in just a few short weeks. From spreadsheets to data visualization to the latest technological advances, the conference offers endless opportunities to learn and grow as a journalist. But the range of choices can be overwhelming, especially for those new…

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Explore Denver’s craft beer scene at the CAR Conference

Photo: Quinn Dombrowski/Flickr Denver has one of the best craft beer scenes in the country, and we’re giving a limited number of CAR Conference attendees a way to visit some of the coolest spots. Sign up for our Denver Brewery Tour! When: Thursday, March 10 from 7:30 – 11 p.m. (3.5 hours total) Price: $45/person (Price…

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NICAR Guides: Attending the conference as a student

Students from all over will gather in Denver for the 2016 Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference in just a few short weeks. From spreadsheets to data visualization to the latest technological advances, the conference offers endless opportunities to learn and grow as a journalist. But the range of choices can be overwhelming, especially for those new to…

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NICAR Dictionary: A guide to the sessions, classes and events in Denver

Looking at the CAR Conference schedule can be a little overwhelming. With so many classes, panels and special events taking place in Denver, we thought it might be helpful to put together a short guide to help everyone navigate the world of NICAR16. In alphabetical order: Conference app: The 2016 CAR Conference app will be…

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NICAR Guides: Attending the conference as a reporter

Reporters from all over will gather in Denver for the 2016 Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference in just a few short weeks. From spreadsheets to data visualization to the latest technological advances, the conference offers endless opportunities to learn and grow as a journalist. But the range of choices can be overwhelming, especially for those new to…

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Subscribe to NICAR-Learn, our gallery of on-demand training videos

In November, we announced the creation of NICAR-Learn, a new hub for on-demand training videos. We launched the site with a handful of free videos, and now we’re excited to let you know that the full site is up and running. Here’s how it works: For a small fee ($25/year for IRE members; $40/year for non-members),…

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IRE Radio Podcast | Solitary to the Streets

This week we’re taking a look at a joint investigation between The Marshall Project and NPR. The two teamed up to look at what happens when prisoners go straight from solitary confinement back to the streets. Reporters Christie Thompson and Joseph Shapiro will discuss how they worked through common prison reporting roadblocks. As always, you…

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IRE Radio Podcast | Biking While Black

When Tampa Bay Times reporters Alexandra Zayas and Kameel Stanley got their hands on state and local data about bike tickets, they found some sobering statistics. Tampa police were stopping bicyclists at an alarming rate. And eight out of 10 of the bicyclists ticketed were black.  It’s a great story, and even if your coverage…

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Thursday at the 2015 CAR Conference

IRE welcomed the 2015 CAR Conference Knight Scholars, a group of journalism students from historically black colleges and universities, with a luncheon Thursday. Students talked with a group of professional journalists, including Corey Johnson of The Marshall Project. The Knight Scholars will be contributing to the CAR Conference Blog.       Attendees also packed hands-on…

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NICAR15 schedule updates and changes

Welcome to the 2015 CAR Conference! Please see below changes to the schedule and other notes. For the most up-to-date schedule and description information, be sure to visit the conference website or app.   SCHEDULE CHANGES New dates and times are listed below    CANCELLED: Kimono: An easier way to scrape the web Originally scheduled…

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