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NICAR15 schedule updates and changes

Welcome to the 2015 CAR Conference! Please see below changes to the schedule and other notes. For the most up-to-date schedule and description information, be sure to visit the conference website or app.

 

SCHEDULE CHANGES

New dates and times are listed below 

 

CANCELLED:

Kimono: An easier way to scrape the web

Originally scheduled for Friday at 3:20 p.m.

 

Data behind the news

Originally scheduled for Friday at 3:20 p.m.

 

NEW SESSIONS:

View the online schedule or use our mobile app to get session descriptions

 

NICAR Commons: Conversations - Facilitation training

Thursday from 9-10 a.m. in International Foyer

Speakers: David Eads and Erika Owens

 

NICAR Commons: Conversations - Time & Task Management

Thursday from 10:10-11:10 a.m. in International Foyer

Speakers: Brent Jones

 

NICAR Commons: Conversations - News Nerd book club

Thursday from 11:10 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. in International Foyer

Speakers: Adam Schweigert and Kaeti Hinck

 

NICAR Commons: Conversations - Creating a culture of constructive critique

Thursday from 12:20-1:30 p.m. in International Foyer

Speakers: Tyler Fisher and Ted Han

 

NICAR Commons: California Code Rush – The CAL-ACCESS Challenge

Thursday from 1:30-5:30 p.m. in International Foyer

Speakers: Ben Welsh and Aaron Williams

 

NICAR Commons: Conversations - Leaving journalism

Friday from 9-10 a.m. in International Foyer

Speakers: Joe Kokenge

 

NICAR Commons: Conversations - Let's get real about pay

Friday from 10:10-11:10 a.m. in International Foyer

Speakers: Nikole Hannah-Jones

 

NICAR Commons: Conversations - Handling side projects

Friday from 11:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. in International Foyer

Speakers: Nicole Zhu

 

NICAR Commons: Conversations - Building a diverse pipeline

Friday from 12:20-1:30 p.m. in International Foyer

Speakers: Emma Carew Grovum

 

NICAR Commons: Drones, the FAA and you

Friday from 2:10-3:10 p.m. in International Foyer

Speaker: Matthew Waite

 

NICAR Commons: Murder, you wrote

Friday from 3:20-4:20 p.m. in International Foyer

Speaker: Tom Hargrove

 

NICAR Commons: Conversations - Internal tools for large datasets

Saturday from 9-10 a.m. in International Foyer

Speakers: Alan Palazzolo

 

NICAR Commons: Conversations - Doing better by our international colleagues

Saturday from 10:10-11:10 a.m. in International Foyer

Speakers: Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

 

Elections, what are they good for? (Sponsored by the Knight Foundation)

Saturday 10:10-11:10 a.m. in International A

Elections represent the best opportunity for Americans to shape policy and reimagine their shared future. It is also a chance for journalists to ignite people’s civic spirit. How can we do this better? How might we better inform voters and increase civic participation before, during and after elections?

Speakers: Derek Willis, Ryan Murphy, Sarah Bryner

 

NICAR Commons: Conversations - The "hybrid reporter" identity crisis?

Saturday from 11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. in International Foyer

Speakers: Aaron Williams & Jaeah Lee

 

NICAR Commons: Conversations - The future of Tarbell

Saturday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in International Foyer

Speakers: David Eads

 

NICAR Commons: Minezy – small data, big stories

Saturday from 2:10-3:10 p.m. in International Foyer

Speakers: T. Christian Miller

 

NICAR Commons: Cryptoparty

Saturday from 3:20-5:30 p.m. in International Foyer

Speakers: Jeff Larson and Mike Tigas

 

Kickstarter for Journalists 101 (Hosted by Kickstarter)

Saturday from 3:30-4 p.m. in International A

 

Kickstarter office hours (Hosted by Kickstarter)

Saturday from 4-5 p.m. in International A

 

Mine the documents, win a Pulitzer: reporting with Overview

Sunday at 11:20 a.m. in M106

Speaker: Jonathan Stray, Overview Project

 

 

 

SPEAKER CHANGES

 

Key data for investigating universities

Thursday at 9 a.m. in International 2-3

Additional speaker: Todd Wallack, The Boston Globe and Mark Horvit, IRE/NICAR (moderator)

 

Getting started: Intro to CAR and the conference

Thursday at 9 a.m. in International 8-9

Nils Mulvad, Kaas & Mulvad, replaces Jill Riepenhoff

 

Getting started with Access

Thursday at 11:20 a.m. in M105

Acton Gorton, University of Illinois, replaces Pam Dempsey

 

Impart.io: Web scraping without coding

Thursday at 3:20 p.m. in M107

Alex Gimson replaces Andrew Fogg

 

Thinking about interactivity

Friday at 10:10 a.m. in International 4-5

Additional speaker: Melissa Bell, Vox Media

 

How I learned to take command of the command line: A journalist's guide to getting started

Friday at 10:10 a.m. in M101

Additional speaker: Jue Yang, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

 

Deep dives part 2

Friday at 3:20 p.m. in International 2-3

Additional speakers: Mar Cabra, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists; Blake Ellis & Melanie Hicken, CNNMoney; John Kelly, USA TODAY

 

Impart.io: Web scraping without coding (repeat session)

Saturday at 11:20 a.m. in M109

Alex Gimson replaces Andrew Fogg

 

Getting started with machine learning

Saturday at 3:20 p.m. in International 2-3

Jacob Fenton, Sunlight Foundation, replaces Robert Lannon.

 

Title change: Making your own data bot (Labeled as “Making your own Yo bot” in printed program)

Sunday at 10:10 a.m. in M104

 

Deep dives

Sunday at 10:10 a.m. in International 6-7

Additional speakers: Dana Amihere, Pew Research Center; Tom Nehil, MinnPost;

Cedric Sam, South China Morning Post

 

 

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