Code for Africa launches data journalism network for women

Oct 21, 2018

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Hey there, hacks and hackers! If you’re a woman working in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania or Uganda, you should join Code for Africa’s new WanaData initiative!

WanaData is Africa’s first Peer Network for Women Data Journalists / Data Scientists, working on changing the digital media landscape by producing and promoting data-driven news and applying digital technologies in their storytelling. Apply to join here.

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Upcoming events:

Month Day City Country Event
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 5 Johannesburg South Africa Fact-Checking Workshop
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
January 7-11 Amsterdam Netherlands Digital Methods Winter School
February 1-2 Miami US Computation + Journalism Symposium

Job openings:

Location Employer Opening
Canada Postmedia Network Designer
New Zealand RNZ Senior Software Engineer
Russia AdMe Adobe After Effects 2D Animator
US The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Data journalist
US Axios Motion Graphics Designer
US Center for Public Integrity Knight Data Journalism Fellowship
US Federal Election Commission IT Specialist
US Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Director of Design/Interactives
US Freedom of the Press Foundation Senior Software Engineer
US PBS NewsHour Software Engineer
US Pew Charitable Trusts Senior Associate, Digital Strategy (Data Analyst)

Project funding:

Deadline Fund
Rolling Solutions Journalism Network Freelance Fund
Rolling Ukraine Media Development Fund
Rolling Contest fees for submitting solutions stories
October Philadelphia news ecosystem collaboration grant
November Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme 2019
December Journalism scholarships for software developers
January Entrepreneurial Journalism cohort

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