2013 CAR Conference mobile app available for download

The 2013 Computer-Assisted Reporting (CAR) Conference has gone mobile using Guidebook! We encourage you to download our mobile guide to enhance your experience at 2013 Computer-Assisted Reporting (CAR) Conference. You’ll be able to plan your day with a personalized schedule and browse exhibitors, maps and general show info. The app is compatible with iPhones, iPads,…

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CAR Night on the Town tickets on sale till Feb. 28

Night on the Town ticket sales are back online.  If you missed your first opportunity, tickets can be purchased here until the morning of Thursday, Feb. 28.   A Night on the Town is your chance to meet with fellow CAR colleagues Thursday, Feb. 28 at Sports and Social Club for a night of competitive bowling.  Starting at…

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2013 CAR lightning talks chosen

Lightning talks for CAR 2013 in Louisville were announced today on the NICAR Listserv. The following talks are slated for 4 p.m. Friday in Regency Center: 5 algorithms in 5 minutes – Chase Davis Showing big datasets on small screens – Katie Park Django Retrained: Five ways coding like a Web developer can make you…

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Seven IRE members honored with Polk awards

Seven IRE members were among winners of the 64th annual George Polk Awards in Journalism, announced today by Long Island University. The annual George Polk Awards in Journalism were established in 1949 by Long Island University to commemorate George Polk, a CBS Correspondent murdered in 1948 while reporting on the civil war in Greece. The…

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This Valentine’s Day, background your date using public records

Don’t let love get in the way of investigating. The old saying in journalism goes something like “if your mother says she loves you, check it out,” and if that’s true for your mother then it’s certainly true for your Valentine’s Day date. So let’s begin our walk through of how to make use of…

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Behind the Story: How the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel learned about an ATF sting gone wrong

Credit: Lou Saldivar, Journal Sentinel Graphics Editor John Diedrich and Raquel Rutledge of the Journal Sentinel had an opportunity to gain rare insight into an undercover government operation in 2012. Their watchdog reporting on the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ sting operation in Milwaukee revealed the operation may have done more harm…

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