FOIA Machine offers web platform for managing open record requests

FOIA Machine is a new open-source web platform to manage your open records requests. It’s aimed to help you get what you want from your request, avoid being ignored and appeal when you are denied. “It’s aimed to help you get what you want from your request, avoid being ignored and appeal when you are denied”,…

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Making the best use of the conference

IRE executive director Mark Horvit and training directors Jaimi Dowdell and Megan Luther offered advice this morning for how to make the best use of the conference. For first-time attendees, here are a few basic things to keep in mind: There are three types of sessions: panels, demos and hands-on rooms. Panels follow a fairly…

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Wednesday wrap-up: Breaking local stories with economic data

Wednesday was a busy day preparing for the start of sessions on Thursday, but one panel was already under way — “Breaking Local Stories with Economic Data,” hosted by the (Sponsored by Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism). Paul Overberg of USA Today and Thomas Dall and Jeannine Aversa of the Bureau of…

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Welcome to the 2013 CAR Conference in Louisville

For the latest up-to-date information about panels, speakers and special events at the conference, please visit our conference website.Hotel InformationThe conference is taking place at the Hyatt Regency Louisville, 311 South 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202. RegistrationRegistration opens Wednesday at 3 p.m. and will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday on the 2nd floor of…

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IRE welcomes new Google Journalism Fellow

IRE is gaining a new summer fellow as part of the first ever Google Journalism Fellowship. Nicole Pasulka of New York University will spend 8 weeks with IRE, as well as a week with Google and a week with the Knight Foundation. Pasulka is currently getting an M.A. in journalism at NYU in the Literary Reportage program.…

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