Samantha Sunne

Study Data J in the UK

Hello, hacks and hackers! Are you a working journalist who’s interested in honing your data skills? Paul Bradshaw, one of the founders of H/H Birmingham, created a Master’s curriculum that you can take on part-time: 👁 I'm looking for journalists already working in the industry who are interested in studying data journalism part time - I've set up a PGCert in Data Journalism at @BCUJournalism for exactly that... #ddj

May 19, 2019

Majority of journalists consider stats and studies very important

Hello, hacks and hackers! John Wihbey, a journalism professor at Northeastern University, surveyed journalists for his new book The Social Fact: News and Knowledge in a Networked World, where he explores how “the structure of news, information, and knowledge and their flow through society are changing.” from the wise and talented @wihbey - get his book! Journalists know they need to get better with data and statistics, but they have a long way to go https://t.

May 12, 2019

PyCon Africa calls for proposals

Welcome to May, hacks and hackers! PyCon Africa is a new conference happening this August in Ghana, and they’re currently looking for workshop and presentation submissions that cover topics like data, web/dev ops and general Python. 📢Our Call for Proposals is still open! Submit your proposal here🔸 Proposal deadline is June 01, 2019 #PyCon #Python #Conference #PythonAfrica — Pycon Africa (@pyconafrica) April 24, 2019 Submit your proposals here by June 1, and apply for financial assistant to attend the conference here by June 10.

May 5, 2019

How to investigate climate change, teach data viz and more

Hello, hacks and hackers! The DADI Foundation is conducting research into how technology affects democracy, and it’s looking for submissions of case studies for projects that use tech for democracy from around the world. Hi, the DADI Foundation are looking at case studies for projects that use tech for democracy from around the world. It would be great to hear from anyone @HacksHackers who are developing interesting tools. More information here… https://t.

Apr 28, 2019

A packed week for local chapters, and a burst of job postings

Happy early Earth day, hacks and hackers! Chapters on four different continents are holding meetups this week, covering topics like open data, space technology and the IoT. Check out this Meetup: Visualising for Space from Low-Earth orbit #Meetup #Singapore via @Meetup — Rebecca Pazos (@vivi_pazos) April 12, 2019 In addition, the LA Times is hiring for over a dozen news nerd jobs! To find the full list of jobs they’re hiring for or find other news nerd jobs, scroll down to check the job openings section.

Apr 21, 2019

Learn about product management

Hello, hacks and hackers! With the amount of technology involved in journalism growing, many newsrooms hire product managers to develop internal news products. The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is offering a course on teaching ‘Product Management for Newsroom Leaders’ this spring. Sign up now for the @utknightcenter's new online course “Product Management for Newsroom Leaders,” taught by product thinking experts @becca_aa, @shanbow, @emmacarew and @CindyRoyal.

Apr 14, 2019

News at the International Journalism Festival

Greetings, hacks and hackers! The International Journalism Festival happened this weekend in Perugia, Italy, and if you weren’t able to be there, the #IFJ19 tweeters have you covered. Something BIG just happened! Today, we launched It combines online training courses, long reads from the best #ddj experts and community forums. Start exploring now! #ifj19 #data #journalism — (@datajournalism) April 4, 2019 It also saw the launch of datajournalism.

Apr 7, 2019

Apply for funding to attend a journalism event

Hello, hacks and hackers! OpenNews opened a new round of scholarships focusing on journalism & tech events from April through September. Applications are open TODAY for our second round of 2019 ticket+travel scholarships! Is there a journalism event coming up that could transform the way you work? Tell us about it! — OpenNews (@opennews) March 26, 2019 The scholarships cover the cost of registration plus an extra $500 USD for travel.

Mar 31, 2019

Submit your projects for the Data Journalism Awards

Hello, hacks and hackers! You have a couple more weeks to submit your projects for the Data Journalism Awards this year. 18! You have only 18 more days to submit your project for the #datajournalismawards as the deadline is 7 April. Check out the 12 awards categories: — Global Editors Network (@GENinnovate) March 20, 2019 Also, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) launched a new survey to expand on its 2017 study on the State of Technology in Global Newsrooms.

Mar 24, 2019

HH London launches a YouTube channel

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, hacks and hackers. Hacks/Hackers London has a new YouTube channel, where you can watch presentations if you couldn’t make it out to their meetups: Great turnout for this month's @HacksHackersLDN at @GoogleUK. Detailed presentations and takeaways, see the highlights on #HHLDN or their YouTube channel: — Matt Cooke (@mattcooke_uk) March 13, 2019 If you’ve got news from your own chapter, or anything else you’d like to share, please get in touch.

Mar 17, 2019