Media Indaba Africa expands to four cities

Nov 18, 2018

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Media Indaba was started by Hacks/Hackers Cape Town a few years ago, and this year the conference is expanding to include multiple cities in Africa. Applications are open for day one, day two and day three of hands-on sessions focused on the media, land use and revenue generation.

Media Indaba Extra will take place in Cape Town later this month, with more information coming on events in Lagos, Dar es Salaam and Marrakech.

Happening this week:

Worth a read:

  • Civio, a Spanish data-driven news org, is not just reporting on government, but writing laws and lobbying for them (NiemanLab)
  • A nonpartisan initiative called TechCongress is hiring experts to help inform congress members about the technology they’re writing legislation for (Knight Foundation)
  • Confused about bots, trolls and botnets and how they affect social media? GIJN wrote a guide on what each of them are and how to identify them (GIJN)

Upcoming events:

Month Day City Country Event
November 27-29 Cape Town South Africa Media Indaba Extra
November 30-2 Amman Jordan ARIJ Annual Forum
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
March 7-10 Newport Beach US NICAR
April 1-5 Valencia Spain Internet Freedom Festival
April 12-13 Austin US International Symposium on Online Journalism
June 11-14 Tunis Tunisia Rights Con Tunis
June 19-21 Cape Town South Africa Global Fact-Checking Summit

Job openings:

Location Employer Opening
China Ming Pao Newspapers Website Editor/Reporter
China Ming Pao Newspapers Senior Website Editor
US Ad Age Data Reporter
US The Chronicle of Philanthropy Staff Reporter, Data and Accountability
US Creative Circle Senior Graphic Designer
US Creative Circle UX Lead
US Google News News Product Experience Specialist
US The Los Angeles Times Analytics Developer
US The Los Angeles Times Lead Data Engineer
US NBC Multimedia Intern, Interactive
US New America Data Visualization Developer
US Tampa Bay Times Application Developer (Back End)
US The New York Times Fellowship - Developer/Opinion Visuals
US The New York Times Lead, Data Visualization
US The New York Times Lead, Data Products
US Textio Senior Data Journalist

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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