Hacking into the holidays

Dec 16, 2018

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Hello there, hacks and hackers! The holidays are coming up, but H/H chapters aren’t slowing down:

If you want your job posting, event or project funding shared in the newsletter, always feel free to let us know.

Happening this week:

Worth a read:

  • GIJN compiled a list of databases and resources to help reporters find information on corporations around the world (GIJN)
  • Google is stepping into the voice-driven news app game with a Google News app that uses Google Assistant technology to give personalized news briefings (NiemanLab)
  • Is there a link between firefighters and cancer? How are survivors of gun violence coping? Open News rounded up these recent projects and more from news orgs around the U.S. (Open News)

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
US The Dallas Morning News Full Stack Developer
US KQED Interactive Producer, News
US The Los Angeles Times Data Journalist
US Mercer University Center Director, Center for Collaborative Journalism
US National Journal Python Web Developer
US The New York Times Newsroom UX Software Engineer
US Portland Business Journal Digital Producer/ Associate Editor
US ProPublica Senior Producer, Visual Investigations
US The Sun Sentinel Interactive News Designer/ Data Visualization Journalist
US Tampa Bay Times News Web Developer Intern
US Quartz AI Studio Fellow

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

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