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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. Come and learn about tools you need to dig deeper into stories and give readers, viewers and your online audience the information they’re demanding.

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.



Find or become a mentor at #NICAR19

IRE is taking applications to participate in the mentorship program at the 2019 CAR Conference.

Click here to apply to be a mentor or to receive mentorship.

Before the conference, IRE will pair mentors with mentees and make sure they connect in Newport Beach. These one-on-one sessions are opportunities to seek advice on challenging reporting projects, get ideas for professional development and forge connections for the road ahead.

IRE will accept applications until Sunday, Feb. 4, 2019. You must be registered for the conference to participate, and space in this popular program is limited.


Fellowships & Scholarships

Looking for financial assistance to get to NICAR19? There are a few opportunities for support.

The application deadline for all awards listed below is January 7, 2019.

Diversity Fellowships for journalists and journalism students of color.

Jennifer Leonard Scholarship is for women of modest means who are college journalism students or early-career professional journalists (three or fewer years of post-college work experience).

David Donald Fellowship for Data Journalism is for journalism educators who teach data journalism and investigative reporting.

Jack Anderson & Steven Lovelady Scholarship is for journalists and freelance investigative journalists.


IRE Principles (Code of Conduct)

Investigative Reporters & Editors is committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of race, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability, age, appearance or religion.

IRE supports vigorous debate and welcomes disagreement, while maintaining a civil and respectful community. Discriminatory or harassing behavior is not permitted.

IRE may take any action it deems appropriate to deal with those who violate our principles, including exclusion from our events, forums, listservs and the organization itself.

This code of conduct covers all participants in IRE events and is in effect the entire time from the beginning until the end of our conferences. During conferences, we will publicize a contact email, in addition to making staff and IRE board members easily identifiable, with badges that identify themselves as such, so you know whom to contact if you see or experience an issue.

If you feel threatened or in immediate jeopardy during an IRE event, you should call building security by calling 0 from a house phone, or local police by dialing 911.

During the scheduled program, concerns can be brought to the attention of IRE staff or board members in person. Contact information to reach an IRE board member outside of the scheduled program can be found here: https://www.ire.org/about/board-of-directors