For more than 30 years, the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR) has helped enhance journalists’ investigative work through collecting, sorting and making sense of data. If you don’t have the resources, time, skills or tools to get it done, NICAR can help.
We’ll tackle almost anything, from data conversion to cleaning to full-blown analysis. We work with our own data and with data you provide. We charge an hourly rate based on the difficulty of the job and your market size. We’ll give you a good-faith estimate before we start the work.
We always keep your data and your story ideas to ourselves. We’ll never share anything with anybody, ever, unless you give us explicit permission.
Services start at $50 per hour for small news organizations. Rates increase in relation to the complexity of work and size of the newsroom. Long-term contracts and retainer services are available.
Here are some examples of the types of jobs we’ve done in the past:
Charles Minshew is the Director of Data Services for IRE and NICAR. He helps maintain the Database Library and helps members with custom data analysis needs. He most recently worked as a multimedia artist at the Orlando Sentinel, specializing in data visualization and analysis. He was also a member of the Denver Post staff that won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage of the Aurora theater massacre. A 2013 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and Georgia Southern University, Charles is a native of Rochelle, Georgia.