Welcome to a new year, hacks and hackers! 2016 was a tumultuous one for many Hacks/Hackers groups around the world, and 2017 may or may not be more stable. Last week we featured NiemanLab’s predictions for the coming year; this week we look back at ProPublica’s year in visual storytelling.
— Lisa J. Ellwood (@IconicImagery) December 31, 2016
Austin held a series of events last year, ranging from a D3 workshop to a massive Connect event. Organizer Cindy Royal said the organizers, who come from two local universities, two local news outlets and one national outlet, take turns organizing events, resulting in four or five events a year.
— jonzmikly (@jonzmikly) April 14, 2016
Distributing work this way maximizes what the group can accomplish while keeping the workload on organizers as light as possible. Check out more tips from organizers on the Hacks/Hackers website.
Worth a read:
- The Chinese government has had trouble stopping its citizens from accessing the New York Times mobile app, but recently forced Apple to remove the app from its app store in China (NYT)
- Knight-Mozilla’s OpenNews team reopened its program to fund travel stipends for journalists and developers to attend events (OpenNews)
- ProPublica reflected on 2016: The Year in Visual and Interactive Storytelling (ProPublica)
- 7 – San Francisco, USA – White House social media hackathon
- 11 – Washington, D.C., USA – Cybersecurity Institute for Journalists seminar
- 15-18 – Cape Town, South Africa – UN World Data Forum
- 20-21 – Anaheim, USA – A3E ‘Future of Audio’ Summit
- 21 – Berlin, Germany – “Hashtag, High Tech, Hackmac” data journalism day
- 27-28 – Odense, Denmark – NODA17, the Nordic Data Journalism Conference
- 31-1 – London, UK – #newsHACK, the BBC’s transcription hackathon