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…

Read more »

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,…

Read more »

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,…

Read more »

Sheila Coronel delivers keynote speech at IRE 2016

.@SheilaCoronel @columbiajourn greeting her inspired students @IRE_NICAR #IRE16 #IRE2016 pic.twitter.com/1Ed4VWlJzf — Francisco Vara-Orta (@fvaraorta) June 18, 2016 By Sarah Gamard The word “family” comes up often at IRE conferences. Sheila Coronel began her keynote speech in New Orleans by saying she felt she was in a room with 1,800 cousins from all over the world…

Read more »

Tips for small newsrooms and freelancers wanting to take on big investigations

By Reade Levinson How do you begin investigative reporting when you’re short on cash? Start by searching Google for documents tagged “confidential.” At the “Investigative Reporting on a Shoestring” panel, past and present freelancers — including Lee Fang from The Intercept, Kathryn Joyce, a freelance journalist and author of two books, Trevor Aaronson from the…

Read more »

IRE Conference schedule changes and updates

2016 IRE Conference Addendum Thursday, June 16, 2016 Schedule changes and additions THURSDAY New! Welcome and overview of the conference 8:30-8:50 a.m. in Salon E  IRE Staff   NICAR Commons: How to enter (and win) a duPont Award 10:15-11:15 in Preservation Hall **Moderated by Lisa R. Cohen, Columbia Journalism School In this session, Lisa R.…

Read more »

Welcome to the 2016 IRE Conference

Welcome to the 2016 IRE Conference. Below are a few bits of information to help you prepare for this great conference! For the most up-to-date information about panels, speakers and special events at the conference, please visit our conference website at: https://www.ire.org/conferences/ire-2016/   Hotel information The conference is taking place at the New Orleans Marriott,…

Read more »

IRE Preview: Jerry Mitchell to discuss investigating the Klan and other civil rights cold cases

Jerry Mitchell | Credit: John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation As a veteran investigative reporting working in Mississippi, Jerry Mitchell of The Clarion-Ledger has won delayed justice for many black Americans who were murdered in the civil rights era. The extraordinary results of his work have been recognized in multiple ways, including the film “Ghosts…

Read more »

Journalism organizations to offer special training in New Orleans

If you’re making the trip to New Orleans for the IRE Conference, consider tacking on some additional training. Several of our partners are offering special workshops and classes in conjunction with the conference. The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism  At “10 Great Business Databases to Mine for Stories,” data journalist Steve Doig…

Read more »