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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

JTI and other cool initiatives

Hello, hacks and hackers! If you haven’t heard of the Journalism Trust Initiative yet, you should read this piece explaining what it is and how it hopes to rebuild media trust globally. RSF and its partners unveil the Journalism Trust Initiative to combat Disinformation #journalism #Media https://t.co/cNVrE5kbyy — Robert Picard (@picard_robert) April 3, 2018 Do you have a cool project you’d like to see featured in the H/H newsletter? Share it with your fellow news nerds!

Sep 1, 2019

Media Party is this weekend

It’s here, hacks and hackers! Media Party, the biggest HH event in the world, kicks off Thursday in Buenos Aires. #DevCommunity #GoogleDevs Vuelve el hackatón a Media Party con diez mil dólares en premios gracias a Google News Initiative → https://t.co/n2AMIJYf39 Más información ℹ️ https://t.co/JKp9waWSEv pic.twitter.com/MogcKANUg8 — Google Devs Latam (@GoogleDevsLATAM) August 22, 2019 Media Party gathers around 2,500 journalists, developers, designers and entrepreneurs from around the world to talk about journalism and its future.

Aug 25, 2019

Help decide the future of MozFest

Greetings, hacks and hackers! We’re guessing some of you are MozFest fans, and the conference is collecting opinions on where it should move after London. After an incredible 9 years in London, we’re on the search for a new home for #MozFest. We need your input to help shape the criteria of the dream #MozFest2020 city. Read our announcement here: https://t.co/i3kJ80gizh — Mozilla Festival (@mozillafestival) August 12, 2019 They’re holding open calls this week and next month, or you can share your opinion in this survey.

Aug 18, 2019