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Hacks/Hackers tests pilot program promoting diversity

Hello, hacks and hackers! MozFest is turning 10 this year, and they just opened their call for session proposals. The conference will take place October in London. Submit your proposals here by August 1. We know you’ve been preparing for this day all year...the call for #mozfest session proposals is officially open. We can’t wait to hear your ideas! — Mozilla Festival (@mozillafestival) June 5, 2019 In other news, Hacks/Hackers is launching a new pilot program.

Jun 9, 2019

Apply to teach about online freedom of expression

Hello, hacks and hackers! The Open Technology Fund is looking for fellows for its Digital Integrity Fellowship Program, which provides monthly stipends to individuals who can help address threats to freedom of expression online in communities and organizations. Apply now for the @OpenTechFund Digital Integrity Fellowship Program! Deadline: July 15th. This digital security assistance-focused fellowship program can support individuals for twelve months. The monthly stipend is $5,000. — InternetFF (@InternetFF) May 26, 2019 The fellowship program is open to international candidates, and the deadline to apply is July 15.

Jun 2, 2019

Learn newsroom leadership skills with Columbia professors

Hi, hacks and hackers! Columbia University’s J-school partnered with the Google News Initiative Newsroom Leadership Program to create a free, year-long, part-time training program for newsroom leaders in the Asia-Pacific Region. Applications open for the @GoogleNewsInit Newsroom Leadership Program w/ @columbiajourn - a free, yearlong part-time program to equip senior journalists in the Asia-Pacific with the skills to lead technology and data-driven newsrooms. Apply at — Google News Initiative (@GoogleNewsInit) April 24, 2019 The deadline to apply for the program is June 26 and you can find more info about it here.

May 26, 2019

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