Samantha Sunne

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

Tools from NICAR19

Welcome back, hacks and hackers! This Sunday marks the end of the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting conference, aka NICAR, and one of the events nearest and dearest to Hacks/Hackers’ mission. Hey #NICAR19: I'm collecting #NICAR2019 links to presentations, tip sheets, tools & work samples (because I don't think @MacDiva is doing it this year). Tweet or email me, or submit at Searchable table of resources at

Mar 10, 2019

Introducing Hacks/Hackers NE England

Hi again, hacks and hackers! This week we’re excited to announce our 116th chapter, Hacks/Hackers NE England. Their first meetup takes place this week in Newcastle upon Tyne. Welcome, Northerners! ⚡ ANNOUNCING:#HHNE is coming! In partnership with @CivicJLab and sponsored by @sopost YES, there'll be pizza🍕 YES, there'll be beer 🍺 BETTER YET, there will be first-class talks about #tech and #journalism. Grab your ticket! #ThisIsMINE — Hacks/Hackers NE (@HacksHackersNE) February 22, 2019 In other news, please join us on our regular global call on Wednesday if you have any questions or anything to share about your local HH group.

Mar 3, 2019

Speak at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference

Hello, hacks and hackers! The Global Investigative Journalism Conference opened their call for research paper abstracts that highlight trends, challenges, teaching methodologies, new developments and best practices in investigative and data journalism. Journalism professors worldwide are invited to submit research paper abstracts on trends, challenges, teaching methodologies, new developments &best practices in investigative & data #journalism for #GIJC19 @USCAnnenberg @Willow_Bay @marcambinder @gstables — GIJN (@gijn) February 13, 2019 Abstracts should be sent to research.

Feb 24, 2019

Dozens of journalism/tech events this spring

Hello, hacks and hackers! Are you interested in building a new skill set, meeting fellow news nerds or otherwise broadening your horizons? Check out our extensive list of Hacks/Hackers-type events at the bottom of this newsletter: 🎉 The #NICAR19 schedule is live --> Which sessions/classes are you most excited to attend? — IRE and NICAR (@IRE_NICAR) February 10, 2019 Happening this week: Rabat has its first monthly meeting Singapore is promoting open data Benin, Lagos and Abuja are having their February meetups Worth a read:

Feb 17, 2019

Propose a session for Dataharvest in Belgium

Hello, hacks and hackers! The European Investigative Journalism Conference, aka Dataharvest, is coming up this May in Mechelen, Belgium. Their call for pitches ends this Friday: #EIJC2019 is coming up! Send your ideas and suggestions to the organisers before Friday 15! — EIJC & Dataharvest (@eijcDataharvest) February 6, 2019 Fill out this form to submit ideas for speakers, sessions, tools or talks, and represent Hacks/Hackers! If you’re in the market for a new job, First Draft News is hiring researchers, editors, designers and other full-time staffers for their new offices in London and New York.

Feb 10, 2019

Tune in this week

Welcome to February, hacks and hackers! If you feel so inclined, we’ll be chatting on our monthly global call on Wednesday: Worth a read: Ready to learn a new Python data viz library? This Medium post walks thru how to use, which is like an upgraded version of matplotlib, to build great-looking, interactive plots with a single line of Python (Medium) Researchers are divided on why people are falling for fake news, so Nieman Lab compiled statements from different studies’ findings to explore all the reasons why fake news is spreading and what the consequences are (Nieman Lab) GIJN rounded up the best Arabic investigative journalism projects from the Middle East and North Africa, including an investigation into Egyptian oil ownership and an exposé on Tunisian money laundering (GIJN) If you've been looking to upgrade your data visualizations in Python, there's no better time than now:https://t.

Feb 3, 2019

Hacks/Hackers in the spotlight this month

Guess what, hacks and hackers! You’re in the news. This month, the Stirling News, The Times and The Scotsman all profiled MisinfoCon and H/H, due to MisinfoConX Scotland happening this week. #HacksHackers is in the news today: @Stirling_News talks #MisinfoConXSco and @hackshackerssco — Hacks/Hackers (@HacksHackers) January 24, 2019 You can follow MisinfoConX thoughts at #MisinfoConXSco. Plus, the Data Journalism Awards tapped H/H Taipei to talk about key trends in data reporting this year:

Jan 27, 2019

Learn how to automate your newsroom

Hello hacks and hackers! Interested in learning about the impact of AI journalism? The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is holding a free online course this spring for journalists to learn how to bring algorithms and automation to their newsrooms. 🖥️⌨️ Computational #journalism expert @ndiakopoulos will teach the @utknightcenter's four-week course “News Algorithms: The Impact of Automation and AI on Journalism,” that runs from Feb. 11 to March 10, 2019.

Jan 20, 2019