the Week: March 11 - 17
Get a Blog
If you haven't heard the word "weblog"or
"blog"chances are that you will soon.
These popular web pages, are logs of the web, usually
organized chronologically, in which the author links
to topics of interest. Blogs vary greatly and can act
as diaries, organization news sources, forums or collections
of information on related topics. For more about blogs,
this article about blogs, and how to start your own,
at the TechSoup site we featured last week. A list
of some top journalists weblogs is posted at
EPNworldreporter.com. A popular weblog for nonprofits
is Nonprofit Online
of the Week Archives
For your convenience, we've begun archiving past
weeks' featured links and articles.
Information is posted regarding this free
workshop, back by popular demand! The next workshop is in Waynesville, NC,
on Friday, March 28. Please contact us to register (instructions are on the
'free workshop' page). You can also take a tour of our workshop
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2003 CAR Conference in NC:
IRE has also announced that the Annual
Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference will be held on March 14-16, 2003
in Charlotte, N.C. The event features panels by the best in the business on
every beat and topic including Census, crime, education, local and state government,
freedom of information and transportation. Hands-on classes will be offered
featuring spreadsheets, database managers, mapping, statistics and the latest
in cutting-edge technology. IRE sponsors the event along with the National Institute
for Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR). This year's event is hosted by The
Charlotte Observer and NBC News. See IRE's site for more
details and registration information.
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