Hacking your first NICAR

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Doug Haddix of IRE and NICAR; Denise Malan of IRE and NICAR
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 8 at 8:30am
  • Location: Grand Ballroom II
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Welcome to the CAR Conference! This short introductory session is designed for anyone new to NICAR, or anyone wanting to learn a few tricks about making the most of these four days -- without getting overwhelmed. IRE's executive director and senior training director will give their tips about how to keep up with the latest conference news, find time to network with fellow journalists and collect resources that you'll use long after the conference ends.

Speaker Bios

  • Doug Haddix is executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors. His 20-year newspaper career included a decade as investigative projects editor at The Columbus Dispatch and stints as city editor of daily newspapers in Scranton, Pa., and Danville, Ill. Before returning to IRE, where he previously worked as a training director, Haddix served as an assistant vice president at Ohio State University and director of the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism. 

  • Denise Malan is senior training director at IRE. She was a newspaper journalist for more than a decade, covering government, education, politics, the environment and more. After several years at the Corpus Christi Caller-Times in Texas, she joined IRE in 2013 in a joint position with the Institute for Nonprofit News, helping newsrooms around the country use data in their reporting. She became a training director in 2016.

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