Join us for Excel Español at the 2015 CAR Conference!

Lea esta entrada en español This three-hour hands-on workshop teaches journalists, in Spanish, how to use Excel, a powerful electronic spreadsheet for deadline and beat reporting on budgets, salaries, elections and more. Learn from fluent teachers how to dig deeper using the Internet and find valuable datasets for your stories. Seating is limited. Registration is…

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Acompáñenos en el curso de Excel en Español en la Conferencia CAR 2015!

Excel en Español Domingo, 8 de marzo 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.   Atlanta Marriott Marquis 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30303 Este taller práctico de tres horas se dictará en español y enseñará a periodistas cómo utilizar el programa Excel, una hoja de cálculo electrónica la cual es una herramienta importante para…

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Sign up for special training at the 2015 CAR Conference

If you’re planning on attending the 2015 CAR Conference make sure to check out the special workshops and training opportunities that require pre-registration. You can learn more about each of these events by visiting our Special Training page, but here’s a look at some of our offerings.   Techraking 10 <=: Bootstrapping the News Sponsor:…

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Audio from 2014 Watchdog Workshops now available for download

Participants at the Jacksonville Watchdog Workshop. (Photo courtesy of Tracey Eaton) Couldn’t make it to one of our Watchdog Workshops this year? We recorded audio from many of our panels and, thanks to a generous grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, have made it available for download online. We have recordings from…

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How to survive your first CAR story

By Jennifer Johnson, The Grand Forks Herald Spreadsheet programs like Excel have always intimidated me. Sure, I dabbled in them a few times. I pulled up pre-formatted sheets and leafed through them. I used basic formulas and figured out percentages. And I also attended a two-day IRE training with fellow reporters at the Grand Forks…

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Watch live: Google Hangout on execution secrecy

Today starting at 12 p.m. CDT we’ll be talking about how to investigate the death penalty and shed light on secrecy surrounding lethal injection practices. To watch the broadcast and submit questions, click here. You can also tweet us questions at @IRE_NICAR using the hashtag #IREHangout. We’ll be joined by four journalists who have been covering executions: Ziva…

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Web scraping: Sessions, tools and a discount

Ever wanted to scrape data from the web but didn’t know how? Here’s your chance to learn. We’re offering two sessions on web scraping at the IRE Conference in San Francisco, June 26-29. In addition to that, Helium Scraper has given us some coupon codes for a limited number of IRE members to receive 50…

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Web scraping: Tools, sessions and a discount

Ever wanted to scrape data from the web but didn’t know how? Here’s your chance to learn. We’re offering two sessions on web scraping at the IRE Conference in San Francisco, June 26-29. In addition to that, Helium Scraper has given us some coupon codes for a limited number of IRE members to receive 50…

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Learn to write code, build a web scraper at our September workshop

IRE and the University of Missouri Journalism School are offering a special workshop Sept. 4-7 that will introduce the basics of newsroom programming by teaching how to build one of the simplest but most useful tools in a data journalist’s toolbox: a web scraper designed to automate the downloading of data. The workshop will also…

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