Year in CAR

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Sarah Hutchins of IRE and NICAR; Brett Murphy of USA TODAY Network; Marianne Bouchart of Data Journalism Awards
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 8 at 10:15am
  • Location: Grand Ballroom I
  • 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. 

Speaker Bios

  • Marianne Bouchart is a data journalist based in France. She is the manager of the Data Journalism Awards. She is also the founder and director of HEI-DA, a media nonprofit building data journalism, open data and web innovation projects around the world. Before launching HEI-DA, Marianne spent 10 years in London where she worked as a web producer, data journalism and graphics editor for Bloomberg News. She also created the Data Journalism Blog in 2011. @Maid_Marianne

  • Sarah Hutchins is IRE & NICAR's editorial director. She leads a team that produces the IRE Radio Podcast, the IRE Journal magazine and more. Before joining IRE in 2014, Sarah worked as a reporter at The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, VA. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Indiana University and a master's degree in data science and analytics from the University of Missouri. @sarhutch

  • Brett Murphy is a reporter on USA TODAY’s investigations desk. His most recent series on worker exploitation and lease-to-own contracts in the port trucking industry was Pulitzer finalist for national reporting. Brett previously covered courts, hurricanes and mass-shootings for the Naples Daily News and worked at Investigative Reporters and Editors as a Google NewsLab fellow. He also co-founded Local Matters, a weekly newsletter curating the best investigative reporting around the country. His email is

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