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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

More content on the new website

Beware the ides of March, hacks and hackers! (Whatever that means.) In case you missed it, we launched a new website last week: Check out the new #HacksHackers website! https://t.co/3qOKg0SM9h pic.twitter.com/KOwi9K7sTh — Hacks/Hackers (@HacksHackers) March 10, 2017 Check out the new #HacksHackers website! https://t.co/3qOKg0SM9h pic.twitter.com/KOwi9K7sTh — Hacks/Hackers (@HacksHackers) March 10, 2017--- --- This week we’re adding and updating content, like a comprehensive list of groups and blog posts on the site’s development and layout.

Mar 18, 2017

A SXSW party and a new website!

It’s finally here, hacks and hackers: the new HacksHackers.com! We’ll be sharing some behind-the-scenes insights later on about our vision for the site, its development and the people who contributed. But for now, check out the updated directory of groups and the snazzy interactive layout. We’re launching it just in time for the Awesomest Journalism Party Ever, Sunday at SXSW. Come say hi to our site development team from Alley Interactive.

Mar 10, 2017

Under the hood of the new hackshackers.com

If you just want to know how to contribute code or text, check out the Hack This Site documentation. If you’re curious about the design process, we’ll cover that soon in another post. If you want to learn more about how the site works, read on. This being Hacks/Hackers, an imperative for this site was the idea that anyone can “hack” it. In practice, this meant that we needed an architecture that lets anyone tinker with the site’s container (HTML templates, JavaScript, and CSS) as well as its content.

Mar 10, 2017

Your new look: crystal clear and cutting edge

Welcome to your new hackshackers.com! The new site makes a lot of changes that community members have long been asking for, and is the result of months of collaborative work with Hacks/Hackers organizers and members from around the world. We’ve also got an updated logo that cleverly modernizes our visual identity. The site now includes: A resources page for organizers A directory of local groups A space for blog posts and community news A taxonomy system for finding local groups and topics An updated about page with our mission and history A style guide with the new design and logos Nearly 100 local groups making up Hacks/Hackers have inspired change and jumpstarted media innovation over the last seven years, but the website has been outdated for a while.

Mar 10, 2017