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New jobs and events this month

Happy Sunday, hacks and hackers! We’ve got some interesting job postings this week. Do you consider yourself a Data Storyteller, a Creative Technologist Intern or an Editor of Experimental Storytelling? Then have we got jobs for you: Check out our new Creative Technologist Internship opportunities at https://t.co/CLhclajJ5z!! Both spring and summer applicantions are open. — Max Lu (@maxlvhao) November 5, 2019 If you’re looking at leadership positions, too, SRCCON:LEAD is coming up next weekend.

Nov 10, 2019

Global call on Wednesday

Welcome to November, hacks and hackers! Don’t forget a new month means we have our monthly global call coming up this Wednesday… Happy weekend! What better time to submit session proposals and scholarship applications for WikiConference North America, both due Sept 20th (Sept 27th for academic submissions): https://t.co/xX4TzdMUQR #WikiConferenceNA — WikiConference NA (@WikiConNA) September 14, 2019 …and the North American WikiConference is next week. The week ahead: Brisbane is having their annual general meeting Worth a read:

Nov 3, 2019

Is it time for "smart podcasts"?

It’s a new week, hacks and hackers! This week, fellow news nerds are planning smart podcasts in Brisbane, Australia, and newsroom design systems in Zurich, Switzerland. This month—a week from today—we're talking podcasts and the future of digital audio with a panel of three really smart podcast people: @NanceHaxton, @JamesCridland and @awrd. RSVP here for your free dose of 🎧, 🗣, 🍕 & 🍺: https://t.co/XD2Y4xhMtd — Hacks/Hackers BNE (@HacksHackersBNE) October 22, 2019 Also… are there any events you want fellow hacks and hackers to know about?

Oct 27, 2019

Three Nigeria meetups this week

Hi there, hacks and hackers! The Nigeria trio - Abuja, Benin and Lagos - are discussing why data matters in an upcoming triple meetup. There's still time to register for #MisinfoCon London, the 23rd of October during #MozFest House: https://t.co/l2MK8alhg3 — MisinfoCon (@misinfocon) October 10, 2019 Plus, if you’re in the London area, there’s still time to attend Hacks/Hackers’ event, MisinfoCon at this weekend’s MozFest. The week ahead: Abuja, Benin and Lagos are discussing why data matters Worth a read:

Oct 20, 2019

Submit ideas for the Computation + Journalism Symposium

Hello, hacks and hackers! The call for participation just opened up for the 2020 Computation + Journalism Symposium, which is taking place this coming March in Boston. Excited to share the call for participation for next year's Computation + Journalism Symposium: https://t.co/upp9aWhIBk -- submissions due Dec 13th. — Nick Diakopoulos (@ndiakopoulos) September 18, 2019 And U.S. journalists and news orgs can apply to have a Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press attorney provide pro bono legal support as part of their Local Legal Initiative.

Oct 13, 2019

Events at MozFest later this month

Hello again, hacks and hackers! If you’re interested in the fight against misinformation, Hacks/Hackers is co-organizing an event at this year’s MozFest in London. Registration is open! Save your spot now in the third annual #MisinfoCon London, 23 October, in #MozFest House: https://t.co/RnvfxfSVfr — MisinfoCon (@misinfocon) September 20, 2019 There’s still time to register, or tell your friends. The week ahead: London is hosting a hackathon with Count Worth a read:

Oct 6, 2019

Registration is open for MisinfoCon London

Hello, hacks and hackers! Registration is now open for MisinfoCon London, a joint anti-misinformation project between Hacks/Hackers and Mozilla. It’ll take place the 23rd of October at the Royal Society for the Arts, as part of MozFest House. Registration is open! Save your spot now in the third annual #MisinfoCon London, 23 October, in #MozFest House: https://t.co/RnvfxfSVfr — MisinfoCon (@misinfocon) September 20, 2019 And don’t forget about our monthly global open call this Wednesday!

Sep 29, 2019

Tools for data reporting in small newsrooms

Hello, hacks and hackers! The Associated Press just released a command-line tool called AP DataKit to make it easier for journalists to view and collaborate with data using standardized templates (in R or Python). 'Data journalism solves big problems but it's an organizational mess' - @AP DataKit featured by @Poynter: https://t.co/ZVQP1Byo3t — Meghan Hoyer (@MeghanHoyer) September 17, 2019 On that note, OpenNews just whipped up a new data-review program for lone data journalists in smaller newsrooms to be paired up with a peer coach who will help double check analyses and offer guidance.

Sep 22, 2019

Follow ONA from afar

Hello, hacks and hackers! A lot of you were at the Online News Association conference in New Orleans this weekend, but if you missed it, you can check out the best of it at #ONA19. We're kicking off #ONA19 today! If you're absorbing the conference from your desk, learn how to tune into the livestreams, participate in the social conversations and more. https://t.co/NUaEVHdRQd — Online News Association (@ONA) September 12, 2019 ONA put together a list of ways to follow from home, including everything from Instagram to Stitcher.

Sep 15, 2019

Have you seen H/H London’s Q&A series?

Hello, hacks and hackers! H/H London introduced a new interview Q&A style format for their monthly meetups, which you can check out on their YouTube channel. How slow is slow news? Last month at ⁦@HacksHackersLDN⁩ I had the pleasure of chatting with ⁦@tortoise⁩ co-founder and publisher Katie Vanneck-Smith. ⁦Here’s a summary of the Q&A, by ⁦@FraZaffarano⁩ #HHLdn https://t.co/2Z8ujYuku5 — Federica Cherubini (@fedecherubini) August 19, 2019 They’re also collaborating with My So-Called Career, an initiative led by women for women to help them develop and maintain relationships at work, on a ten-week program that starts this fall.

Sep 8, 2019