Seeking ideas for CAR 2013 Lightning Talks

Got an idea for a Lightning Talk at CAR 2013? The form for submitting talks is now available: http://ire.aronpilhofer.com/ Lightning talks are 5-minute presentations on topics wide and varied. If you’d like to submit a talk, please use the form linked above. We ask that only folks who are attending NICAR vote on the submissions, and…

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Car guides: A government reporter’s conference plan

By Kate Martin I am really looking forward to this year’s NICAR conference. I started my data training in 2011 with IRE at a week-long CAR boot camp. These days I regularly use Excel and Access in my reporting for the Skagit Valley Herald, a daily with five newsroom reporters. After last year’s hands-on sessions on Tableau Public,…

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CAR guides: A student’s plan for Louisville

A year or two ago, thanks to Hacks/Hackers, IRE and the University of Missouri, I became really interested in how I can use data and technology to make me a better reporter. I’ve made some progress since then, but at the end of the day, I’m still a beginning reporter who is looking for tools I…

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