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Join MisinfoCon next month in DC

Happy 2020, hacks and hackers! Our first global open call of the decade is coming up on Wednesday! Feel free to tune in to hear what’s going on in HH chapters and share what’s going on in yours. Now announcing: #MisinfoCon 7.0! Saturday, February 22nd, in Washington, DC. In collaboration with @theNASEM https://t.co/DV2fN8DHz6 — MisinfoCon (@misinfocon) January 3, 2020 Also, along with our partners at Mozilla and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, Hacks/Hackers will be hosting MisinfoCon @ NASEM in Washington, D.

Jan 5, 2020

MisinfoCon in DC, disinfo fellowships and the new Y2K

Welcome to the new year, hacks and hackers. Last year saw the addition of Northeast England and Seoul, South Korea. Here’s to many more meetups to come! The next #MisinfoCon will center on health and science information and #misinformation. Reserve your spot today: https://t.co/DV2fN8ViqE — MisinfoCon (@misinfocon) January 6, 2020 In case you missed the announcement last week, our joint project MisinfoCon is holding an upcoming gathering in Washington, D.

Jan 5, 2020

Happy New Year, hacks and hackers

It’s a new day, a new month and a new decade, hacks and hackers! Usually this would mean a global call coming up, but we are postponing due to the call landing on a holiday for many around the world. The #HacksHackers global call has been pushed back to Wednesday, January 8th, due to the 1st being a holiday. Happy New Year! pic.twitter.com/1WfD9WhS9B — Hacks/Hackers (@HacksHackers) December 27, 2019 Now let’s enjoy some brain food while we enjoy the last few days of the twenty-teens.

Dec 29, 2019

What are your predictions for 2020?

Happy holidays, hacks and hackers! NiemanLab just released their annual roundup of journalism predictions for 2020. The topics include countering misinformation, unionizing newsrooms and increasing audience engagement. This year's edition of @NiemanLab's Predictions for Journalism just launched! The first batch to be posted are from: @tcordrey @rdmersey @jSWahutu_nyu @IrvWashington3 @FraZaffarano @amnadler @catalinacma @DorisTruong @suerobinsonUW @CarlBialik! More tk!https://t.co/INFIGYi637 pic.twitter.com/OXmOeLORSJ — Joshua Benton (@jbenton) December 16, 2019 In other news, Hacks/Hackers joined forces with the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism to award a grant to Subramaniam Vincent, director of the Journalism and Media Ethics Program at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

Dec 22, 2019

Time to publish those big projects

Hey, hacks and hackers! This Tuesday, H/H Boston is teaming up with Code for Boston and MuckRock to demo some cool open source projects, including MuckRock’s new government transparency tool, GovLens. On December 17, MuckRock, @CodeforBoston, and @HacksHackers are hosting a demo night to highlight a number of #opensource projects, including our newest government transparency tool, GovLens.https://t.co/Dm4KG6jeyr pic.twitter.com/GutS1aDsFP — MuckRock (@MuckRock) December 10, 2019 The event is free, but RSVP is required.

Dec 15, 2019

Be a speaker at the Computation and Journalism Symposium

Do you work at the intersection of computer science, journalism or data science? Apply to speak at the upcoming Computation + Journalism Symposium. Reminder to journo-tech types: Dec. 13 is the deadline to submit proposals to present at Computation+Journalism 2020 (https://t.co/C2k6jtwuSh - Boston, March 20-21). Seeking both academic research and work by professionals connecting data, computer science & journalism. — Rich Gordon (@richgor) December 3, 2019 The call for papers closes this Friday, the 13th of December.

Dec 8, 2019

Apply for the Stanford Knight fellowship

Get ready, hacks and hackers! The year is wrapping up and the year-end roundups are on their way. It’s also your last week to apply for the Stanford JSK Fellowship. International applications are due December 4. You can open an application today then return to finish it later. Here's how to get started...https://t.co/eiupRHrP73 pic.twitter.com/ADE22MGFLB — JSK Journalism Fellowships (@JSKstanford) November 21, 2019 It also means the Hacks/Hackers global call is coming up.

Dec 1, 2019

Managing is a function, leadership is a practice, plus more takeaways from SRCCONLEAD

Greetings, hacks and hackers! You may have seen conversations from #SRCCONLEAD floating across your timeline, as there were a lot of media leaders there, and they had a lot to share. You can find tons of leadership advice on the hashtag, or read transcriptions from the event itself. The week ahead: Brisbane is discussing digital journalism jobs Lagos, Benin and Abuja are talking about why data matters Worth a read:

Nov 24, 2019

Events still happening this year

Hello again, hacks and hackers! 2019 is slowly coming to a close, but it’s not too late to catch a media or tech event - that is, if you’re near Munich, Kyiv or Philadelphia. The full schedule for #SRCCONLEAD is out: https://t.co/USFSHj7VGX. And what do folks want to change in journalism leadership? You can check out a little preview here: https://t.co/5tDOVCIXgW — SRCCON (@SRCCON) November 11, 2019 SRCCON:LEAD, a News Impact Summit and a Conference on Investigative Journalism are all happening before the holiday break.

Nov 17, 2019

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