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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: https://t.co/7cSvDkKmWU pic.twitter.com/zWvRedJhvE — 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: https://t.co/ndOqFd8dnC

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.https://t.co/jqxQqO4qt4 https://t.co/DmwnIwXTv1 — 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 https://t.co/YaEA82NZ5r via @medium pic.twitter.com/o4NxgASYnY — 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 https://t.co/9KKiCYq142 — 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: https://t.co/rFLBw4dEql — 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

Scotland joins the H/H clan

Welcome, Scotland, to the Hacks/Hackers family! The H/H Scotland chapter will be holding events in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling, and their inaugural event is next Thursday. Link your Scottish friends to their Meetup page and Twitter account. [Announcement! Sign up now: journalists, technologists and those in-between, sign up for the Hacks/Hackers Scotland launch talking place on 11th October @gmacfilm, more details below. See you there? https://t.co/efR3KfLXWB — Hacks/Hackers Scotland (@HacksHackersSCO) September 20, 2018 Next Wednesday, join us on our monthly open call.

Sep 30, 2018

Announcing MisInfoCon London

Greetings, hacks and hackers! Are you going to MozFest? Announcing #MisinfoCon 5.0, in London! Come for #MozFest, stay for #misinformation debunking https://t.co/UqPp0QWMXR — MisinfoCon (@misinfocon) September 18, 2018 The next MisinfoCon will take place in London on the 24th of October, smack in the middle of the open web festival. Buy your tickets here. Happening this week: New Orleans is debunking misinformation Philadelphia is mapping wildlife Miami and IRE are holding their regular open labs Singapore is reporting with data and machine-learning Brisbane is talking about fake news videos Nairobi is accessing public information Worth a read:

Sep 23, 2018

Getting your newsroom election-ready

Welcome back, hacks and hackers! If you’re in the U.S., you may be the recipient of some pre-election training by the Society of Professional Journalists and the Google News Initiative. Check the dates and locations here. Ahead of the midterm elections in the US, the Google News Initiative partnered with the @spj_tweets to lead workshops in ten states and Washington D.C. If you're at #ONA18 join us in room 212 starting at 12:30.

Sep 16, 2018