Year in CAR

  • Event: 2017 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Lauren Grandestaff of IRE and NICAR; Kaitlin Washburn of The Sun-Gazette
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 22 at 3:45pm
  • Location: Grand Canyon 8
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

What were the big stories of the year? What were the most creative uses of data analysis? See what your colleagues have been up to and pick up some story ideas at the same time. 

This session is good for: Anyone


Speaker Bios

  • As director of IRE's resource center, Lauren manages the annual IRE and Philip Meyer contests, maintains the ever-growing investigative stories library and tipsheet database, coordinates efforts for new and updated versions of IRE's beat book series, and offers research and backgrounding help to IRE's more than 5,000 members. She also helps coordinate and plan IRE's two annual conferences. Before coming to IRE, Lauren worked at the Missouri School of Journalism Library and the Columbia Missourian Newspaper Library. Lauren holds a master's degree in library science. @lgrandestaff

  • Kaitlin Washburn is a senior at the Missouri School of Journalism studying investigative journalism and Spanish. She has worked as a student researcher for IRE's Resource Center for three years. Last fall, she was an intern at the Center for Responsive Politics. Before that, she was the investigative intern at The Oregonian and a state government reporter for the Columbia Missourian. 

Related Tipsheets

  • Year in CAR 2017
    This slideshow was used for Year in CAR, a yearly showcase of the best computer-assisted reporting.