Follow CredCon this weekend

Nov 11, 2018

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Congrats, American hacks and hackers, for making it through a much-hyped midterm election cycle! Check out Poynter’s roundup of innovative election coverage to find ideas to use in your newsroom for the 2020 elections.

And don’t forget, CredCon is happening this weekend! Hacks/Hackers’ first credibility hackathon will feature a number of speakers and exciting projects you can follow at #CredCon.

Happening this week:

Worth a read:

  • Even though Civil failed to meet its sale goals, the cryptocurrency company managed to bring 14 newsrooms to life in less than a year with $6 million in investment (Medium)
  • At what point does an illustration become an infographic? Scientific American published a talk from its senior graphics editor on the intersection between science and design (Scientific American)
  • Apple employs humans to make decisions about which articles to show in its Apple News app, rather than using an automated algorithm (NYT)

Upcoming events:

Month Day City Country Event
November 16-18 Austin US CredCon
November 16-18 Philadelphia US News Foundry inaugural event
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
UAE The National Deputy Creative Director
US NPR Senior UX Designer (Editorial)
US Reuters Graphics Editor
US The Gazette Interactive News Developer & Data Researcher
US The Markup DevOps Engineer
US The Markup Investigative Data Journalist
US The Markup Lead Designer
US Trib Total Media Multimedia Artist

Project funding:

Deadline Fund
Rolling Solutions Journalism Network Freelance Fund
Rolling Ukraine Media Development Fund
Rolling Contest fees for submitting solutions stories
December Journalism scholarships for software developers
January Entrepreneurial Journalism cohort

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