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H/H Africa announces training academy, MozFest opens for proposals

Hacks/Hackers Africa is taking part in a massive 12-country collaboration called StoryLab Academy. Members can sign up for MOOCs, public workshops and other training opportunities to advance their digital journalism efforts. New @googlenewslab / @Code4Africa initiative will train 36 newsrooms in 12 African cities: https://t.co/A0cGl3Lf6E — Justin Arenstein (@justinarenstein) June 8, 2017 Plus, Lagos held its very first meetup in Nigeria: The 1st Hacks/Hackers Lagos is taking off! Naija journalists, developers and designers are joining the event 🇳🇬 #HHLOS pic.

Jun 18, 2017

New grants, calls for proposals, and a healthy Internet

Evening, hacks and hackers. A slew of innovation grants and residency programs, headed by one of Hacks/Hackers’s original founders, Burt Herman, have been announced by the US-based Lenfest Institute. Priority is given to Philadelphia-area projects, but it’s applicants can work from anywhere. The Lenfest Institute’s new local news grant program will take lessons from venture capital https://t.co/jQoBl1RdfQ — Nieman Lab (@NiemanLab) June 6, 2017 Check out the sections on job and funding opps for more details.

Jun 11, 2017

Global call this week

Greetings, hacks and hackers. We’ve got a open meeting next week for the global organizers - we’ll be discussing MisinfoCon, this old newsletter and the Hack this Site documentation. Join us Wednesday at 1600 GMT or contribute to the agenda here. The week ahead: IRE is holding its regular weekly lab Seattle is discussing data viz Singapore is building a meritocracy scale Worth a read: The newest AP Stylebook includes a chapter on data (AP) SPJ published a blog post on how freelancers can pitch and sell collaborations (SPJ) Nicholas Diakopoulos spoke at Dataharvest about holding algorithms accountable (GIJN) Excited about this new addition to the @APStylebook -- there's a data journalism chapter debuting this year!

Jun 4, 2017

Conference season takes off

It’s nearly June, hacks and hackers! School is out and conference season is in. This month, we’ve got eight events supporting media innovation, ranging from Canada to South Africa to Austria. Where will you be this summer? (Or winter, for those of you in the south.) The @AlliedMediaConf is only 3 weeks away! Check out our session: https://t.co/5RswTcHfKM #AMC2017 #MapThePower pic.twitter.com/mS656hCIuM — LittleSis.org (@twittlesis) May 26, 2017 The week ahead:

May 29, 2017

Mentorship for Arabic media startups, and other opportunities

Hope you had a good weekend, hacks and hackers. It’s been a long week for journalists, even for those not in the U.S. What a week working in journalism will do to you.https://t.co/xePlCK0gEz pic.twitter.com/lp9hWa0OoR — Mikey Smith (@mikeysmith) May 10, 2017 Let’s see what Hacks/Hackers groups and our friends are up to in the coming week: The week ahead: Brisbane is discussing Facebook bots Singapore is building a social privilege calculator IRE in Missouri is holding its weekly open lab Worth a read:

May 21, 2017

Fellowships, funds and foundations for journalism

Greetings, hacks and hackers! We have more updates from our MisinfoCon project - we’re offering small $1,000 micro grants for projects that fight misinformation. Send in your ideas! #MisinfoCon wants your pitches. Misinformation events, grants, and more. https://t.co/AEJrf48ohn pic.twitter.com/7djNmkcbPp — MisinfoCon (@misinfocon) May 9, 2017 Besides that, we’ve got exciting new funding opportunities from ICFJ, the Solutions Journalism Network, and other orgs that support media innovation. Skip to the bottom for more 👇

May 14, 2017

Collaboration is the name of the game

Welcome to May, hacks and hackers! We’ve got a theme for this week’s newsletter: collaboration. The Collaborative Journalism Summit just wrapped up in New Jersey with the announcement of a sizable grant for journalism outlets pursuing collaborative projects. Friendly font. Serious message. Loving this sticker so hard. #CollaborativeJ pic.twitter.com/DXMO2la9zv — Heather Bryant (@HBCompass) May 4, 2017 Plus, several major outlets, including the New York Times, announced major partnerships this week.

May 7, 2017

Looking for new organizers

Greetings, hacks and hackers! We’re holding an open call for new Hacks/Hackers organizers! The leadership teams in these cities could use a little extra help. Do you know any students, nerds, journos or especially organized people in any of the following cities? Miami Denver Hong Kong Seattle Austin Buenos Aires You don’t need any kind of technical, hacking or organizing experience - just an interest in helping journos and techies help each other.

Apr 30, 2017

Funding opps for journalism innovation

Welcome to the latest Hacks/Hackers newsletter! We’re adding a section on funds for cool journalism projects - like immersive storytelling, innovative projects and so on. If you have any, please let us know. Jump down to the very bottom for what we’ve got so far 👇 Save the date for the C + J Symposium in Nov.: https://t.co/GXUr3oNECi & let us know about other events related to the future of journalism!

Apr 23, 2017

Funding, events and updates from MisinfoCon

Evening, reporters! (Or whatever time of day it is where you are.) Before you move on to digest the delicious content of this newsletter, take a moment to check out another one: April update: #MisinfoCon wants your pitches! Plus events, grants & more... https://t.co/sIFM2IL9it pic.twitter.com/xff3XlGSAa — MisinfoCon (@misinfocon) April 14, 2017 The formidable team behind MisinfoCon has put together an impressive collection of events, grants and published pieces surrounding fake news.

Apr 16, 2017