Samantha Sunne

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

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 (old account) (@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