Scotland joins the H/H clan

Sep 30, 2018

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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.


Next Wednesday, join us on our monthly open call. We’ll be talking about CredCon, MisinfoCon London, and other exciting events.

Worth a read:

  • The Outline, a digital media startup, laid off its staff writers earlier this month despite receiving $5 million in venture capital funding. CJR looks at what this means for other VC-funded media startups (Columbia Journalism Review)
  • On the topic of startups, Civil is trying to use blockchain to build a new economic infrastructure for journalism. Quartz’s John Keefe documents the convoluted process of purchasing Civil tokens (NiemanLab)
  • The #MeToo movement sparked a wave of citizen journalism from people contributing their stories of sexual assault on social media, leading to investigations of prominent Chinese leaders (GIJN)

Upcoming events:

Month Day City Country Event
October 2-3 Washington D.C. US StratCom
October 5-7 Seoul Korea Uncovering Asia Conference
October 12 Boston US AI, Media & the Threat to Democracy
October 12 Washington D.C. US Mind to Mind Symposium
October 15-17 Yerevan Armenia Drone journalism school
October 22-24 Copenhagen Denmark International Anti-Corruption Conference
October 22-28 London UK Mozilla Festival (MozFest)
October 25 London UK MisInfoCon London
October 25 London UK OpenNews Unconference on Journalism Tech
October 26-27 West Virginia US Missing Voices: Diversifying the News
November 1-2 Antalya Turkey Fact-Checking Summit
November 16-18 Philadelphia US News Foundry inaugural event
November 16-18 Austin US CredCon
December 8-9 Glasgow Scotland Creating the Media Scotland Deserves
December 13-14 Philadelphia US SRCCON: POWER
February 1-2 Miami US Computation + Journalism Symposium

Job openings:

Location Employer Opening
Canada Vancouver Sun Digital Journalist
US Barron’s Data Visualization Editor
US Drake University Faculty, Digital Media Production
US Newsday Editorial Data Analyst
US The New York Times Interactive News Intern
US The Philadelphia Inquirer Senior News Developer
US San Francisco State University Assistant Professor - Multimedia Journalism
US Southern Poverty Law Center Senior Data Reporter
US University of Miami Assistant Professor in Emerging Media and Digital Journalism
US The Wall Street Journal Junior Data Scientist

Project funding:

Deadline Fund
Rolling Solutions Journalism Network Freelance Fund
Rolling Ukraine Media Development Fund
Rolling Contest fees for submitting solutions stories
October AI Initiative challenge on news and information quality
October Local News Business Model Challenge
December Journalism scholarships for software developers
January Entrepreneurial Journalism cohort

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