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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

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

New jobs and events in the Hacks/Hackers space

Greetings, hacks and hackers! The website is still powering full steam ahead, as are some exciting new tools from the team at MisinfoCon. Check out this new blog post by Christa Field, the head designer on the website team at Alley. .@alley_digital's @christa_field wrote about the #design concepts behind the new #HacksHackers website and logos: https://t.co/Tr1eJCNsnC — Hacks/Hackers (@HacksHackers) April 8, 2017 Worth a read: Germany is taking a broad approach to the fake news problem: the legislature may soon pass a law to make it illegal (WaPo) The AP, which has been on the forefront of news automation, released a report detailing best practices (NiemanLab) Recode posits that journalists should move backward, from social media to email, as a way to avoid being “beholden to social networks” (Recode) Job openings: * Europe: * Times of London has an opening for a data journalist * Buzzfeed is taking applications for a software engineer intern * North America: * CQ Roll Call is hiring a graphics editor and * Sunlight Foundation is looking for a Storyteller for its Open Cities project * Ball State University is seeking a professor of Emerging Media Design & Development * Toronto Star has an opening for a digital product developer * Reveal is looking for a front-end developer * Boston Globe has an open position for a newsroom developer * Axios is hiring a systems architect and technical product manager * Better Government Association is looking for a graphic designer * U.

Apr 9, 2017

Join the global call to hear about the new website

Welcome to April, hacks and hackers! As always, a new month means a new global call: Don't miss our #HacksHackers global call next week, where we'll be updating everyone on the new website: https://t.co/Z0BvRO8j5I — Hacks/Hackers (@HacksHackers) March 29, 2017 We’ll be talking about the huge rollout of the new website, including new logos! The week ahead: South West x South Wales is meeting up with MySociety and the Bristol Cable Venice is discussing news on Facebook Warsaw has scheduled its fifth meetup Portland is starting a monthly hangout Seattle is discussing infosec for journalists IRE is holding its regular weekly lab Chapter spotlight:

Apr 2, 2017

Redesigning Hacks/Hackers

How do you define a brand to represent a grassroots collection of journalists and technologists? For Hacks/Hackers, we knew we needed to approach design from the perspective of both developers and editors, while also welcoming the worldwide participatory community. The end design of Hacks/Hackers needed to connect dozens of global groups, yet be flexible enough to allow each group its own independence and identity. Design Studio We started with an internal design studio to kick off a six-week design process.

Mar 27, 2017

New logos and a New Orleans hackathon

Hope you had a good March, hacks and hackers! If you haven’t yet, check out the new H/H logos and make one for your local group. All you need is Photoshop, Illustrator or a free program and some elbow grease. Get ‘em while they’re hot! Check out our new logo, part of the new look for #HacksHackers: https://t.co/v43cPNptAp — HacksHackersNOLA (@HacksHackersNOL) March 23, 2017 The week ahead: Boston is holding a baseball hackathon as well as Conversations, a series on new frameworks for public discourse London will be discussing political bots, messenger bots, and interactive stories Brisbane is exploring The Algorithmic Life Philly is hosting lunch for remote workers Dublin is listening to an expert on data vis IRE is holding its regular weekly lab Chapter spotlight:

Mar 26, 2017