Behind the Story: When does an ongoing story warrant an investigation?

Photo credit:Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times (Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of our “Behind the Story” look at coverage of the Hanford nuclear reservation’s environmental issues.) Determining when an ongoing issue becomes an issue worth investigating isn’t always easy. Craig Welch, an environmental reporter for The Seattle Times who juggles topics from oceans to forests,…

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Day one highlights, one reporter’s perspective

Patrick Sweet, a CAR reporter at the The News Journal in Wilmington, Del., and formerly at The Citizens’ Voice, shared some of his favorit sessions from the conference on his blog. Here are his thoughts on NewsCamp: Investigating text in the wild and Locating the story: The latest in mapping as well as other panels. His…

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Conference schedule for mobile devices

There are several ways to access the 2012 Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference schedule. The official schedule will be updated online to reflect any changes from the addendum to the printed program. There are also two options to view the schedule on mobile devices. Michelle Johnson, professor at Boston University, created a mobile app on Guidebook, which can…

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