What is NICAR? It’s the world’s biggest and best gathering of news nerds!
Who’s a news nerd? All the folks who write code and/or analyze data for journalism and storytelling.
NICAR is a four-day conference, and this year it will be in Jacksonville, Florida, March 2–5. The UF College of Journalism and Communications and the Knight Chair will sponsor up to 12 students to attend all four days. We have already reserved rooms at the conference hotel. There are tons of hands-on workshops led by professionals. All kinds of skills are covered: basic and advanced Excel, Python and Ruby programming, D3, data visualization, mapping, and more.
Students can join IRE (the parent organization of NICAR) for only $25/year, which gives you access to all kinds of resources and a very helpful Listserv where professional journalists post questions and answers daily about journalism code.
If you would like to apply to attend this amazing conference, please fill and submit this form. Current UF students only!