Additional Social Events
NPPA #NICAR16 Meetup
Wednesday, March 9 at 5:30 p.m. at Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery
Join photojournalists and developers alike for craft beer ahead of the NICAR conference at Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery. The gathering is hosted by the National Press Photographers Association, but you do not need to be a member or going to the conference to join us. The brewery is close to the main hotel and will have a food truck Wednesday evening. Please RSVP with a ticket so we have a headcount for the brewery.
Hacks/Hackers Colorado March Meetup
Thursday, March 10 at 7 p.m. at Falling Rock Tap House
NICAR will be hosted at the Denver Marriott City Centre from March 10 – 13. We’ll be celebrating at Falling Rock Tap House, an awesome brewery with 94 taps located in MTV’s Real Worldhouse circa 2006. The reservation is under Hacks/Hackers Colorado and you’ll find us congregating in the games room downstairs. There’s no speakers, no formality, and no dress code for this event – just straight-up good beer (and burgers). Plus, you don’t have to be attending the conference to come. But do RSVP on Meetup so we have a head-count.
Teaching Data and Computational Journalism – Report Launch at NICAR 2016
Saturday, March 12 at 6 p.m. in Colorado G-J at the Denver Marriott City Center
We are pleased to announce the launch of “Teaching Data and Computational Journalism” at this year’s NICAR conference in Denver.
This report is the culmination of a year-long collaboration between researchers at Columbia and Stanford that was funded by the Knight Foundation.
We have surveyed the level of instruction in data and computational skills at US journalism schools, observed classes, and interviewed dozens of data journalists and journalism instructors to better understand the pedagogical landscape and best practices in this field. The report also offers a set of model curricula to assist journalism educators in developing broader course offerings in data and computation.
So if you will be at NICAR this year, please come out on Saturday, March 12th at 6pm to pick up a hard copy of our report and enjoy a few drinks on us. This event will be held at the conference hotel, the Denver Marriott City Center, in Colorado G-J, located on lower level 2.