Samantha Sunne

Announcing MisInfoConX

Welcome back, hacks and hackers! We’re pleased to announce the first MisinfoConX in Scotland: MisinfoConX is a series of local, community-focused conferences aiming to combat misinformation in communities around the world. The first will take place in Stirling next month, and early bird tickets are available now. Worth a read: The AI and the News Open Challenge announced 66 finalists last week check out the finalists’ project proposals to see what the future holds for AI and journalism (AI Ethics Initiative) According to a Pew Research Center survey published last week, 34 percent of Americans now prefer to get their news from the Web, up from 28 percent in 2016 (Pew Research Center) An ICIJ collaborative investigation brought 11 Latin American media outlets together to report on regulations in the global medical device industry (Knight Center) Of those who prefer reading the news, % who say they prefer getting news on each platform:

Dec 9, 2018

Monthly open call this week

Happy December, hacks and hackers! The last monthly call of 2018 is coming up this Wednesday. Do you have any projects you want to share, events to promote or questions for the H/H community? Join us at the details below ⬇️ Worth a read: Catarse, a Brazilian crowdfunding platform, is creating a fund to finance and promote independent journalism projects (Knight Center) Two professors at a Spanish university launched Periodista de Datos, a project that aggregated over 300 journalists in Spain and Latin America to promote data journalism collaboration (Online Journalism Blog) A Knight Foundation report looked into how political influencers add to the spread of misinformation and fake news on social media sites (Knight Foundation) Influence is a crucial phenomenon online: it means having a powerful voice and using that voice to have an impact, whether political or commercial.

Dec 2, 2018

This week in data journalism

Hello, hacks and hackers! This week, Nairobi is studying open source intelligence, Quartz is adding a paywall and Uber is open sourcing geospatial analysis. Read on for the latest in data journalism and innovation: Adoption of data journalism beyond large newsrooms remains low. @fstalph & @eborgesrey wrote about #ddj #future & #sustainability in new article feat. @emilybell @paulbradshaw @smfrogers @pilhofer in our Top 10 #ddj: — GIJN (@gijn) November 17, 2018 Happening this week:

Nov 25, 2018

Media Indaba Africa expands to four cities

Media Indaba was started by Hacks/Hackers Cape Town a few years ago, and this year the conference is expanding to include multiple cities in Africa. Applications are open for day one, day two and day three of hands-on sessions focused on the media, land use and revenue generation. Want to be part of Media Indaba’s special 1 day conference on land and the media in SA? Expect a mix of short talks by experts, case studies of #landjournalism projects, and short, impactful data workshops.

Nov 18, 2018

Follow CredCon this weekend

Congrats, American hacks and hackers, for making it through a much-hyped midterm election cycle! Check out Poynter’s roundup of innovative election coverage to find ideas to use in your newsroom for the 2020 elections. .@Poynter's @kristenhare did a great little writeup of innovative election projects, including the interactive midterms quiz @ejudem and I created for @wgbhnews listeners: — Lisa Williams (@lisawilliams) November 7, 2018 And don’t forget, CredCon is happening this weekend!

Nov 11, 2018

Anti-misinformation legislation around the world

Happy November, hacks and hackers! Code for Africa is hiring right now for part-time trainers to help run data journalism training activities across eight countries. If you know anyone, tell them to check out the post and apply here. We’re looking for part-time trainers to work with our Academy in 10 African countries. You'll be running data journalism training in newsrooms, universities and at local community events. Apply here:

Nov 4, 2018

Journalism jobs and grants around the globe

Welcome back from MozFest and MisinfoCon, hacks and hackers! A lot of job postings went up this week: scroll down to find links to jobs in Singapore, Qatar, Russia, the UK and US. Come work with us! We have new positions open in Singapore. — Reuters Graphics (@ReutersGraphics) October 21, 2018 There are also a few days left to apply for The Lenfest Institute’s collaboration grants, which award up to $25k each to bring Philadelphia-area organizations together for a news project.

Oct 28, 2018

Code for Africa launches data journalism network for women

Hey there, hacks and hackers! If you’re a woman working in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania or Uganda, you should join Code for Africa’s new WanaData initiative! WanaData to launch in Benin City via @medium — Disrupt MediaLab (@dmedialab) August 27, 2018 WanaData is Africa’s first Peer Network for Women Data Journalists / Data Scientists, working on changing the digital media landscape by producing and promoting data-driven news and applying digital technologies in their storytelling.

Oct 21, 2018

London tackles verification this week

Greetings, hacks and hackers! This week,hacks and hackers in London are learning about audience engagement, content discovery and that famous BBC video verification. Cracking line-up for this month's #hhldn - @refinery29, @ft and behind the scenes of *that* @BBCAfrica Eye video verification investigation. More tickets available at 1pm — LauraOliver (@LauraOliver) October 5, 2018 You can follow them on Eventbrite to keep up with their monthly events in London.

Oct 14, 2018

Jakarta opens H/H chapter

Happy October, hacks and hackers! This month, a new chapter opens in Jakarta. New: #HacksHackers opens up shop in #Jakarta, talking about interactive stories and social impact: — Hacks/Hackers (@HacksHackers) October 6, 2018 Stay updated with their upcoming events by joining their Meetup page, and spread the word to any hacks and hackers you know in Indonesia. In the meantime, don’t forget Scotland is holding its first Hacks/Hackers meetup as well.

Oct 7, 2018