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IRE and NICAR offer several opportunities for members and even non-members to exchange ideas, information and techniques. Joining is easy and, if you don’t want the emails coming directly to you, you can review listserv archives at your leisure.

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A forum on the techniques of investigative reporting and ideas for investigative stories. It also acts as a posting board for new developments at IRE.
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A forum for the discussion of techniques related to investigative reporting. Members seeking advice in a specific area or on a special project can find help here. It also acts as a posting board for new developments at IRE. (This is a members-only listserv, which means only IRE members may subscribe.)
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A forum for the discussion of subjects related to data journalism. It also acts as a posting board for new developments at NICAR, including seminar announcements and database information.
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NICAR-ESP-L es una lista de correo donde periodistas que prefieren comunicar en español podrían discutir temas sobre periodismo de datos. También, funciona como un tablero de fijación para las organizaciónes de IRE y NICAR – donde van a informar a Uds. sobre sus eventos en el futuro y los bases de datos que archivan.
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The CENSUS-L was started as an offshoot of NICAR-L. Discussion is primarily about the Census, but there may be talk about mapping as well.
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