The Heritage Foundation's Computer-Assisted Research and Reporting Project

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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. [1]

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. [2]

Staff from the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) and the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) "also serve as instructors as available." [3]


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