Magazine article Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. The IRE Journal

Newark CAR Conference Promises Education and Inspiration

Magazine article Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. The IRE Journal

Newark CAR Conference Promises Education and Inspiration

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The 2006 Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference in Newark, NJ., is just around the corner- March 9-12 - and will offer more than 50 sessions and twoand-a-half days of intense hands-on training.

While neither Bruce Springsteen nor the Sopranos will be in attendance (our host The Star-Ledger is, however, the paper of record for the Sopranos), this conference will spin out plenty of hot tracks on CAR methods and stories, a variety of hands-on classes from beginners to advanced, and special presentations of the latest techniques. (see www.ire.org/training/ newark06)

As in recent years, this year's program gets the CAR engines ignited on Thursday, focusing on the needs of the advanced CAR practitioner. Sessions will range from better intranets to Web scraping to the latest in mapping data and social network analysis. The day's speakers are top-of-the-chart professionals who are generous in sharing their knowledge.

The main conference will be packed with panels on criminal justice, money and politics, bulletproofing stories, social research methods and many other topics. The panelists will show how computer-assisted reporting helps on every beat and on a daily and weekly basis. We will have sessions that deal with every medium.

A highlight will be the presentation of the first Philip Meyer Awards for excellent work in using social science methods in journalism. Meyer, a pioneer in the field, will join us at the ceremony and reception.

Our hands-on classes will include using the Internet effectively, working with spreadsheets and database managers, mapping, programming, statistics and social network analysis. …

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