Embark on a new adventure for the new year

Dec 23, 2018

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Happy holidays, hacks and hackers! If you’re looking for new opportunities in the new year, check out opportunities for following the money, reporting on climate change, learning about agricultural issues, completing an artists’ residency, covering political development, and other programs from HackPack.

Worth a read:

  • After almost 10 years of free, embeddable interactives, Google is ending Fusion Tables at the end of next year (Computer World)
  • GIJN rounded up the most popular tweets from 2018 using the #ddj data journalism hashtag. The list included projects like a map measuring laughter in the German parliament and an R program that extracts color palettes from photos (GIJN)
  • Americans are split on whether or not it’s a good idea for social media sites to provide targeted internet content to people, according to a research initiative from the Knight Foundation and Gallup (Knight Foundation)

Upcoming events:

Month Day City Country Event
January 7-11 Amsterdam Netherlands Digital Methods Winter School
January 31 Stirling Scotland MisinfoConX Scotland
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 3-7 Perugia Italy International Journalism Festival
April 12-13 Austin US International Symposium on Online Journalism
June 11-14 Tunis Tunisia RightsCon 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 Junior Designer
US Boston Business Journal Digital Editor
US The Business Journals Product Strategist
US Creative Circle Frontend Developer
US Creative Circle Senior UX Designer
US Creative Circle Web Developer
US Modern Health Digital Content Strategist
US NBC Washington Visuals Producer
US The New York Times Full-Stack Newsroom Software Engineer
US Simons Foundation Data Reporter

Project funding:

Deadline Fund
Rolling Solutions Journalism Network Freelance Fund
Rolling Ukraine Media Development Fund
Rolling Contest fees for submitting solutions stories
January Journalism scholarships for software developers
January Entrepreneurial Journalism cohort
January Politico Journalism Institute applications
January RJI 2019 Fellowships
February Become a Report for America corps member

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