Join IRE and NICAR in Newport Beach, CA for our annual conference devoted to data journalism, March 7-10, 2019 at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel.

The Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference offers something for everyone, from beginners to those on the cutting edge of digital reporting. We’ll offer everything from the basics on using spreadsheets, databases and online mapping to data visualization and the latest technological advances. You’ll come away with story ideas, plenty of inspiration and tools to help you overcome typical data hurdles. Bypass the budget issues in your newsroom by taking hands-on classes in free software. Get a look at what the biggest names in data-driven reporting are using to make a major impact online. Learn from the best in the business in discussions and during hands-on training sessions.

The conference begins Thursday, March 7 at 9 a.m. and runs daily until 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10.

Sign up for our 2019 CAR Conference email list to receive details as we announce them.

A special thanks to our conference sponsors: Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, Google News Initiative, John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford, Knight Foundation, Lumina FoundationMcClatchyMissouri School of Journalism, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, RStudio and USC Annenberg School of Journalism.


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