Wednesday, January 16, 2008

2008 Computer Assisted Reporting (CAR) Conference

2008 CAR Conference

Feb. 28 - March 2, Houston

Join IRE and NICAR in Houston for four days of panels and three days of hands-on training that will focus all the talk about Web 2.0 into practical applications and cutting-edge techniques.

One track of panels will show how mash-ups, wikis, interactive databases on the Web and other applications can help build and present investigative and in-depth stories. The top practitioners in the country and the world will be in Houston to lead this exciting track.

There also will be panels at which beat reporters can learn about databases for their areas of interests and how to analyze those databases to produce high-impact stories on a regular basis. Other sessions will address the interest and needs of editors ‑ who need to know how to ask the right questions and bulletproof CAR stories ‑ and of broadcast journalists who work under heavy deadline pressure. Join a discussion about visual techniques ‑ from charts to maps to social network analysis ‑ that journalists can use to analyze and present data for stories.

And, of course, there will be the nonstop hands-on training featuring the best teachers in CAR. They will lead sessions for all levels, beginner to advanced, on smart Web searches, spreadsheets, database managers, mapping, statistics and even more advanced programming. Check out the expected speakers list (and watch for new additions).


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