Greetings, hacks and hackers! It’s just one week til Connect Austin, and in the meantime, Miami is staging a mediathon, Karachi is learning Instagram, and London is nabbing data guru Simon Rogers for its monthly meetup.
We’re still looking for input on the new Hacks/Hackers website, so please pass the RFI along to any coders, designers or other Internet makers you may know. We’re still accepting proposals through April 11.
— Hacks/Hackers (@HacksHackers) April 8, 2016
The week ahead:
- The Pakistan chapter is teaching journalists to use Instagram in Karachi
- Miami and IRE are holding their regular weekly open labs
- Paris is discussing producing new media elements like Snapchat and video 360
- London is featuring a few all-star speakers, including Simon Rogers, Google’s data editor
- Miami is partnering with Chicas Poderosas to hold a “mediathon”
- Austin is holding its first Connect event, featuring Ash Maurya the creator of the Lean Canvas and author of Running Lean, as well as session leaders from the Daily Dot, IBM Watson, Vox Media, and The Texas Tribune.
We’re excited to bring the Connect series to Austin next week, just in time for the International Symposium on Online Journalism. Spots are still open, so register before invites run out! And, as always, follow along at #HHConnect.
— Phillip Smith (@phillipadsmith) April 7, 2016
Miami kicked off its own Media Party last weekend, featuring media representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico and Venezuela and the U.S.
— Elisa Tinsley (@elisatin) April 1, 2016
Co-organizer Mariana Santos said H/H Miami is still experimenting with the event, which was inspired by the wildly successful HHBA Media Party in Buenos Aires.
“With over 5,000 members, the Hacks/Hackers group in Buenos Aires is much older and more established, and we can’t just transplant the same event from Argentina to Miami without doing more work to inform the community first. We will put more work into promoting the opportunities so people know what they can expect from an event like this.
After the event, we talked about how to reach more people in Miami for next year’s event. We concluded that breaking up the event into smaller events throughout the year would give us more promotion of the event.”
Worth a read:
- Wired wrote about how ICIJ OCR’ed and analyzed 11.5 million documents for the Panama Papers project, and Mashable wrote about how they kept the project secret for a year.
- ProPublica’s Scott Klein shared some tips on starting on a data team even in small newsrooms (Nieman Lab)
- IRE announced its list of 2015 award winners, which included innovation in reporting and publication (IRE)
- Facebook is paying media outlets like BuzzFeed and the NYT to use its new live video product (Re/code)
- The Global Press Journal is recruiting female journalists in Zambia and Zimbabwe
- North America:
- The Regina Leader Post in Saskatchewan is looking for an interactive news coordinator
- The Washington Post is hiring a data scientist, security analyst, and senior mobile developer
- The New Yorker is hiring a senior digital designer
- CQ Roll Call, in Washington, D.C., is hiring a product manager
- The Tow-Knight Center is accepting applications for a news entrepreneurship fellowship in New York
- The Vulcan Advocate in Alberta is seeking a multimedia journalist
- Middle East:
- News Deeply, a startup, is seeking a part-time deputy managing editor in Beirut