#NICAR23: Knight Foundation x WIRED Lounge

#NICAR23: Knight Foundation x WIRED Lounge

Nashville Renaissance Hotel | Wedgewood Room 

March 3-4, 2023

Are you in Nashville this week for the Investigators, Reporters and Editors annual data journalism conference #NICAR23? If the answer is yes, I hope you will join us at the Knight Foundation open lounge in the Renaissance Hotel’s Wedgewood Room. This year we are teaming up with WIRED to focus on how the field is being impacted by tech. Meet Marc Lavallee, Knight’s Director of Technology Product and Strategy and others. Program details are below. 


8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


Open Lounge

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

(light beverages)

Facilitated by Big Local News: 

Beyond ChatGPT, we’ll explore new advanced computational methods and how newsrooms might put them into practice for news detection, news production and storytelling.

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Moderated by Dhruv Mehrotra, Investigative Data Reporter, WIRED: 

When investigating technology, we must consider a host of legal implications as the field continues to advance. In addition to examining challenges and opportunities surrounding AI, app security, and privacy, we will also consider the legal landscape surrounding these topics.

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

(light beverages and snacks)

An interactive idea session led by Aimee Rinehart, the Local News AI Program Manager of the Associated Press: 

Share how you’ve used GPT3 and other generative AI tools and learn new ways to apply this ever changing technology. 

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

(appetizers and drinks)

#LoveLocalNews party featuring a surprise musical guest! 


10:00 a.m. – Noon

(Brunch with Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas)

Moderated by Paresh Dave, Senior Writer, WIRED:

Exploring the Frontiers: Investigating emerging technologies from the ground up. What investigative techniques can we use to uncover how emerging technologies are being developed and tested in local communities?

Noon – 3:00 p.m.

(light beverages)

Open Lounge