IRE makes data training videos free for one year

IRE is relaunching its NICAR-Learn library of data tool tutorials, with new videos and free access for one year. NICAR-Learn is a hub of almost 60 short, skill-based videos for journalists to learn tools, tricks and strategies for working with data. Unlike some online training platforms, you won’t find any hour-long webinars on the site.…

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Philip Meyer Journalism Awards Call For Entry

Enter the 2012 Philip Meyer Journalism contest for your chance to win $500. Are you proud of a computer-assisted reporting story you’ve done this past year? Do you have a keen eye for great watchdog stories and the ability to combine that with social science research methods? If so, enter into the Philip Meyer Journalism…

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IRE, Google create new grant program for data journalism projects

A new fund that will provide crucial support for journalists working on data projects will be launched this fall. Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) will award grants thanks to a $50,000 donation from Google Ideas.  IRE Executive Director Mark Horvit said the fund will allow more news organizations to do in-depth reporting.  “Digging into data…

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