This week in data journalism

Nov 25, 2018

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Hello, hacks and hackers! This week, Nairobi is studying open source intelligence, Quartz is adding a paywall and Uber is open sourcing geospatial analysis. Read on for the latest in data journalism and innovation:

Happening this week:

Worth a read:

  • Organizations like Quartz and New York Magazine are adding paywalls, but how many news subscriptions are readers willing to pay for? (NiemanLab)
  • Twenty-five American newsrooms created public dialogues in an attempt to bridge divides in their communities (UT Austin Center for Media Engagement)
  • GIJN writes about what the global data journalism community is tweeting about each week, and last week’s topics include accessibility, special education, Uber’s new geospatial analysis tool and more (GIJN)

Upcoming events:

Month Day City Country Event
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 CAR Conference
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 13-16 Houston US Investigative Reporters & Editors Conference
June 19-21 Cape Town South Africa Global Fact-Checking Summit
July 19-21 Toronto Canada International Conference on Social Media & Society

Job openings:

Location Employer Opening
UK TES Designer
UK The Sun Graphic Designer
US Ad Age Web Producer
US Atlantic Media Data Scientist
US Atlantic Media Interactives Developer
US Creative Circle Front-End Developer (w/ Angular 2 or later)
US Creative Circle Web Developer
US Newsday Editorial Data Analyst
US NPR Product Designer, Voice Platforms
US PBS News Hour Interactive Designer
US Solutions Journalism Network Part-Time Website Manager/Rails Developer
US The Wall Street Journal Head of Data Solutions

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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