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Maurice Tamman: CAR really bulletproofs a story

At the New Haven, Conn., Better Watchdog Workshop, Maurice Tamman of The Wall Street Journal shared his thoughts on why skills in computer-assisted reporting can help strengthen and legitimize a story. At the IRE workshop, which provides journalists with instruction on the tools needed to be better watchdog journalists, Tamman provided participants with an introduction to computer-assisted reporting and explained how using electronic files and databases provides readers with a fuller account of an issue without relying solely on anecdotal evidence.

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