London tackles verification this week

Oct 14, 2018

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Greetings, hacks and hackers! This week,hacks and hackers in London are learning about audience engagement, content discovery and that famous BBC video verification.

You can follow them on Eventbrite to keep up with their monthly events in London.

Worth a read:

  • A report from the Institute for Nonprofit News shows that nonprofit newsrooms in the U.S. bring in about $350 million in total annual revenue (NiemanLab)
  • Tanzania recently made it a crime to publicly question official government statistics. The Center for Global Development looks at what the World Bank is doing to help (Center for Global Development)
  • Simmons Research created a News Media Trust Index based on US respondents’ trustworthiness in 38 large, well-known news sources. Their study found that 13 percent of respondents found none of the news sources trustworthy (Simmons Research)

Upcoming events:

Month Day City Country Event
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 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
UK Reuters Data Visualization Developer
US Dow Jones Senior Product Designer
US FiveThirtyEight Visual and Interactive Journalists
US Pensions & Investments Web Producer
US Philadelphia Inquirer Senior News Developer
US Voice of America Interactive News Developer
US WHYY Data Reporter

Project funding:

Deadline Fund
Rolling Solutions Journalism Network Freelance Fund
Rolling Ukraine Media Development Fund
Rolling Contest fees for submitting solutions stories
October Local News Business Model Challenge
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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