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Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 

Jacksonville, Florida, is the host city for this year’s Computer-Assisted Reporting conference, one of two annual conferences run by the Investigative Reporters and Editors. The March 2-5 program will include practical tips, story ideas and computer training.

Chuck Lewis, Workshop founding executive editor, will moderate “Doing data journalism under duress” on March 3, which will cover collaboration across borders and ways to make data more globally accessible. 

The three speakers on the panel bring unique experiences and skills: Anatoliy Bondarenko, head of data apps team at Texty.org.ua; Rigoberto Carvajal, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists’ data expert; and Eva Constantaras, a data journalist specializing in building data journalism teams in developing countries. The Workshop's Josh Benson and Alex Cohen also will attend the conference.

Later that evening, the conference will hold a tribute to former IRE training director and Philip Meyer Award winner David Donald, who died in December. Donald was the former data editor at the Investigative Reporting Workshop and data journalist in residence on the faculty of the School of Communication at American University.

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