Welcome and overview of the conference

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Jaimi Dowdell of Reuters; Alex Richards of NerdWallet; Megan Luther of InvestigateTV; Mark Horvit of University of Missouri
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 5 at 8:30am
  • Location: International 8-9
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Welcome to the conference! IRE staff will highlight key sessions and events that you won't want to miss while in Atlanta. We'll also give you a brief rundown on some of the resources IRE has to offer.

Speaker Bios

  • Jaimi Dowdell is a data journalist for Reuters. Previously she was training director for Investigative Reporters and Editors. During that time, she trained thousands of journalists around the world in document- and data-driven reporting. In 2016, she received the Spotlight Fellowship for Investigative Reporting. Dowdell is a Mizzou grad and can be reached at jaimi.dowdell@tr.com, @JaimiDowdell. 

  • MARK HORVIT is an associate professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where he teaches investigative reporting and is director of the school’s State Government Reporting Program. He previously served as executive director of IRE and NICAR. Horvit worked as a reporter and editor for 20 years before joining IRE.

  • Megan Luther is an investigative producer with InvestigateTV, Gray Television's national investigative team. Previously, she was IRE's Senior Training Director. Other former titles include reporter, data analyst and overnight DJ. Megan, mother of two under six, currently works remotely in South Dakota. @MeganLuther

  • Alex joined NerdWallet's public interest reporting team from Investigative Reporters & Editors, where as a training director he taught journalists around the country about best practices in investigative and data reporting. He previously worked at the Chicago Tribune, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the Las Vegas Sun, where he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2011 and shared the Goldsmith Prize for investigative reporting. @alexrichards

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