The Heritage Foundation's Computer-Assisted Research and Reporting Project
The Heritage Foundation runs a Computer-Assisted Research and Reporting (CARR) training program for journalists via its Center for Media and Public Policy. "More than 250 editors, producers, reporters and researchers representing virtually every major news organization in America have attended the Heritage CARR boot camps since their inception in 2000," the foundation states on its website. 
The CARR course's consist of free "Database 101 / 201 Boot Camp"'s for bloggers and mainstream journalists in the use of spreadsheets and databases. Each year the center organises approximately eight or nine 'boot camps' that are held in the Eric Friedheim Library of the National Press Club. "The agenda provides practical, real-world skills to help you find the news behind the PR stats and spin," it states on its website. 
Staff from the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) and the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) "also serve as instructors as available." 
- Tim Chapman, Director, Center for Media and Public Policy
- Mark Tapscott.
Other SourceWatch Resources
- Freedom Forum
- Media Bloggers Association
- National Journalism Center
- National Press Foundation
- Paul Miller Fellows
- Think tanks
Heritage Foundation Links
- Heritage Foundation, "Why a Computer-Assisted Research and Reporting (CARR) Program at The Heritage Foundation?", undated, accessed August 2006.
- Heritage Foundation, "Who's Using the Heritage CARR Program?", July 10, 2004.
- Heritage Foundation, "CARR Hot Sheet Archive", accessed August 2006. (Last edition December 2004).
- Heritage Foundation, "Computer-Assisted Research and Reporting", accessed August 2006.
- Claudia Deane, "Computer- Assisted Influence?: Think Tank Seeks Payoff By Aiding Press With Data", Washington Post, April 19, 2002; Page A23.
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