Looking to learn skills that will help you and your newsroom thrive?
Join IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors) and NICAR (National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting) in St. Louis on February 23-26, 2012 at the St. Louis Union Station Marriott for their annual conference devoted to computer-assisted reporting, NICAR 2012. Come and learn about tools you need to dig deeper into stories and give readers, viewers and your online audience the information they’re demanding.
The 2012 NICAR conference offers something for everyone, from beginners to those on the cutting edge of digital reporting. It will offer everything from the basics on using spreadsheets, databases and online mapping to the latest technological advances. Learn from the best in the business in panel discussions and during hands-on training sessions. Bypass the budget issues in your newsroom by taking classes in free software. Get a look at what the biggest names in data-driven reporting are using to make a major impact online at NICAR 2012.
1 St. Louis Union Station
St. Louis, MO 63103
National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR), a program of Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. and the Missouri School of Journalism. Founded in 1989, NICAR has trained thousands of journalists in the practical skills of finding, prying loose and analyzing electronic information.
NICAR also maintains a library of databases containing government data on a wide array of subjects, including airplane service difficulty reports, storm events, FBI crime data, fatal highway accidents, problems with medical devices and federal contracts awarded to private companies. http://ire.org/nicar/
Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting. IRE was formed in 1975 to create a forum in which journalists throughout the world could help each other by sharing story ideas, newsgathering techniques and news sources.
IRE provides members access to thousands of reporting tip sheets and other materials through its resource center and hosts conferences and specialized training throughout the country. Programs of IRE include the National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting (NICAR), DocumentCloud and the Campus Coverage Project. http://www.ire.org
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