Welcome Reception
Thursday, March 2 at 6 p.m. in River Terrace 1.

Kick off the conference with a welcome reception on Thursday night beginning at 6 p.m. Meet up with friends you have not seen since last year and welcome new attendees. Each attendee will receive one drink ticket for beer, wine, soda or bottled water.

Philip Meyer Journalism Awards
Friday, March 3 at 6 p.m. in Conference Center A&B.

The presentation of the 2016 Philip Meyer Journalism Awards will take place on Friday at the 2017 CAR Conference in Jacksonville. The awards recognize the best uses of social research methods in journalism and are named in honor of Philip Meyer, author of “Precision Journalism” and retired Knight Chair in Journalism and UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communications. 

Three awards are given annually — a first, second and third place — to recognize the best work using techniques that are part of precision journalism, computer-assisted reporting and social science research. The awards are: $500 for first, $300 for second, and $200 for third.
For information on the 2016 Award winners, click here.

Philip Meyer Journalism Awards Reception & David Donald Remembrance
Friday, March 3 at 6:15 p.m. in River Terrace 1.

Join fellow CAR attendees and award winners at a reception with light hor d’ oeuvres and a cash bar immediately following the awards presentation beginning at 6:15 p.m. Friday in River Terrace 1.

Join us for a brief tribute to former IRE training director and Philip Meyer Award winner David Donald, who died in December.