Greetings, hacks and hackers! We have a trifecta of dream jobs for news nerds this week: you could write stories for NiemanLab, help the John S. Knight Fellowship program engage its audience, or even have a title like Future of Journalism Director at the Knight Foundation.
Help drive technological, transformational change in news media. Apply: https://t.co/FJJdsgNTXk #jobs #futureofnews
— Knight Foundation (@knightfdn) July 21, 2017 The upcoming month provides a small break in conference season, but then we’re right back into it with six - yes, six - Hacks/Hackers-related events in September.
Welcome to the latest newsletter, hacks and hackers. We’ve got some new events coming up in November, so start planning ahead.
Last week, Rio de Janeiro hosted a speaker from Stanford, and shared some pics of the event:
@HacksHackersRIO's Meetup with Ram Rajagopal, director of Stanford Sustainable Systems Lab, talking about Smart Cities. Full house! pic.twitter.com/ivGUMB5I1g
— Gabriela Mafort (@gmafort) July 19, 2017 The week ahead:
Brisbane is discussing accountabiity in the digital age IRE is holding its regular open lab London is holding its July meetup Philadelphia is welcoming the Asian American Journalists Association Worth a read:
Happy Sunday, hacks and hackers. If you’ve been enjoying our suggested reading from NiemanLab every week, you might want to apply to their Knight Visiting Fellowships at the Nieman Foundation at Harvard:
Harvard University Knight Visiting Nieman Journalism Fellowships For All Countries - 2018https://t.co/iwRsE78mCb pic.twitter.com/cDygFHd5uK
— Nigeria Scholarships (@NgScholarships) July 15, 2017 Also open this week: cash prizes for innovative journalism in Russia and travel stipends to an entrepreneurship conference in Nigeria.
Hello again, hacks and hackers. It’s now July and we will be holding our global planning call next Wednesday at 12 noon EST. Add it to your calendar here.
If you can’t make it, please add your thoughts to the call notes: July 2017 Global Call Agenda. So far we’re discussing Africa’s StoryLab Academy and the Media Party in Buenos Aires, but we want to hear what you’ve got going on!
Hi, hacks and hackers. Let’s give a friendly welcome to Hacks/Hackers Havana (a.k.a. Periodistas y programadores de Habana), which just opened up shop in Cuba. Organizer and founder Barbara Maseda said they had higher than expected attendance for their first event.
If you or anyone you know is interested in starting a chapter where you are, check out the Start a Group guide on the website.
Also, the global planning call, which is usually held the first Wednesday of the month, is postponed, for those celebrating the U.
Greetings, hacks and hackers. The Knight Foundation announced the winners of its misinformation prototype grants here at the IRE conference, and several Hacks/Hackers projects were among the awardees:
Excited two #Misinfocon projects get Knight Prototype grants, including #credschema with @hackshackers and @meedan https://t.co/f623gy6H3j
— Jennifer 8. Lee (@jenny8lee) June 22, 2017 Check out some of their blog posts on the MisinfoCon site. And if you missed this round of grants, ICFJ has extended the deadline for its Truthbuzz initiative for another couple weeks:
Hacks/Hackers Africa is taking part in a massive 12-country collaboration called StoryLab Academy. Members can sign up for MOOCs, public workshops and other training opportunities to advance their digital journalism efforts.
New @googlenewslab / @Code4Africa initiative will train 36 newsrooms in 12 African cities: https://t.co/A0cGl3Lf6E
— Justin Arenstein (@justinarenstein) June 8, 2017 Plus, Lagos held its very first meetup in Nigeria:
The 1st Hacks/Hackers Lagos is taking off! Naija journalists, developers and designers are joining the event 🇳🇬 #HHLOS pic.
Evening, hacks and hackers. A slew of innovation grants and residency programs, headed by one of Hacks/Hackers’s original founders, Burt Herman, have been announced by the US-based Lenfest Institute. Priority is given to Philadelphia-area projects, but it’s applicants can work from anywhere.
The Lenfest Institute’s new local news grant program will take lessons from venture capital https://t.co/jQoBl1RdfQ
— Nieman Lab (@NiemanLab) June 6, 2017 Check out the sections on job and funding opps for more details.
Greetings, hacks and hackers. We’ve got a open meeting next week for the global organizers - we’ll be discussing MisinfoCon, this old newsletter and the Hack this Site documentation. Join us Wednesday at 1600 GMT or contribute to the agenda here.
The week ahead:
IRE is holding its regular weekly lab Seattle is discussing data viz Singapore is building a meritocracy scale Worth a read:
The newest AP Stylebook includes a chapter on data (AP) SPJ published a blog post on how freelancers can pitch and sell collaborations (SPJ) Nicholas Diakopoulos spoke at Dataharvest about holding algorithms accountable (GIJN) Excited about this new addition to the @APStylebook -- there's a data journalism chapter debuting this year!
It’s nearly June, hacks and hackers! School is out and conference season is in. This month, we’ve got eight events supporting media innovation, ranging from Canada to South Africa to Austria. Where will you be this summer? (Or winter, for those of you in the south.)
The @AlliedMediaConf is only 3 weeks away! Check out our session: https://t.co/5RswTcHfKM #AMC2017 #MapThePower pic.twitter.com/mS656hCIuM
— LittleSis.org (@twittlesis) May 26, 2017 The week ahead: