Greetings, hacks and hackers, and happy Friday. Hacks/Hackers now officially has more than 50,000 members across 63 Meetup groups – and tens of thousands more connected on Facebook, Google and other channels. Let’s take a look at what these trailblazing groups are up to next week.
The week ahead:
- India is holding a discussion on how to transform storytelling with social media
- Miami is holding its regular OpenHack Miami
- IRE is also holding its regular open lab in mid-Missouri
- Venice will host the author of a book on “The Architecture of Information”
Warsaw held its first meeting ever, which brought more than 60 journalists and techies from various media outlets in Poland.
— Lukasz Wrobel (@wrobelluk) April 19, 2016
Organizer Jakub Górnicki said they focused mostly on the tech possibilities for investigative reporting.
“Krzysiek Madejski from Code for Poland showcased many tech solutions which can be used by investigative reporters and award winning reporter Bianka Mikołajewska shared her experiences from many years of investigative experience. She said, “Every time I publish a story I am sued. I won every time.”
Worth a read:
- Joshua Topolsky writes that your outlet “will not be saved by the magical New Thing” (Medium)
- Vox is launching an old-fashioned “classic gadget blog” mainly as a Facebook page (NYT)
- A tiny radio station in Marfa, Texas, won every RTDNA award in a two-state region (Poynter)
- A social analytics company found that Buzzfeed publishes its content across almost 50 channels (Naytev)
- CNN is looking for an intern in Johannesburg
- The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is looking for a news developer
- The Minneapolis Star Tribune is hiring a news apps editor
- The Center for Public Integrity is looking for a data journalist
- The BBC is hiring a principal software engineer
- Huffington Post UK is looking for a technology reporter