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Monday, August 22, 2005

Ruffini Demonstrates Power of Computer-Assisted Research and Reporting (CARR) With New Jersey Data, Mapping

New Jersey has its statewide elections in off-years, so Patrick Ruffini applied his data analysis and data mapping skills to creating this superb map of the state's voting patterns. Patrick's accompanying analysis of the data is in-depth and essential for anybody who wants to understand what is going on politically in Joeyzey these days.

Bloggers who wish to acquire the same skills can do so by attending the Media Bloggers Association Database 101/201 Computer-Assisted Research and Reporting Boot Camp Sept. 23-24 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. For more information on the program, go here, for a look at the agenda go here and to enroll, go here. MBA members get priority but the event is open to all bloggers.

The first MBA CARR Boot Camp was held May 5-6 at the Freedom Forum's Diversity Institute newsroom in conjunction with BlogNashville. The 14 attendees at that event were full of positive comments about the value to them of the skills they acquired there.