Attend a data journalism conference for free this year

Jan 13, 2019

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Hello, hacks and hackers! The 2019 events calendar is filling up, and if you’re interested in attending a conference but don’t have the funds, OpenNews is providing journalism code ticket & travel scholarships. The application deadline for the first round is this Friday, so don’t hesitate to apply!

NICAR, the computer-assisted reporting conference coming up in March, has their own list of scholarships and fellowships for students, educators, women, journalists of color and more:

Worth a read:

  • The NYT put together a list of 2018 Good Tech Awards for companies and nonprofits who used technology for good last year. One recipient recipients used drones to deliver medical supplies to remote areas (New York Times)
  • As younger people pull away from Facebook, people over 65 continue to join and spread fake news on the platform (NiemanLab)
  • Extreme poverty was at the lowest level in recorded history in 2018, but it’s also becoming more concentrated in Sub-Saharan Africa. Read more data-based insights from The World Bank’s year in review (World Bank)

Upcoming events:

Month Day City Country Event
January 28-30 Orlando US DCN Next: Summit
January 31 Stirling Scotland MisinfoConX Scotland
February 1-2 Miami US Computation + Journalism Symposium
February 10-12 Phoenix US IAB Leadership Meeting
February 19-20 Stanford, CA US Data on Purpose
March 4-8 San Francisco US RSA Conference
March 7-10 Newport Beach US CAR Conference
April 1-2 Vienna Austria Digital Media Europe
April 1-5 Valencia Spain Internet Freedom Festival
April 4-5 Gdańsk Poland Personal Democracy Forum
April 3-7 Perugia Italy International Journalism Festival
April 5-7 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia World Conference on Media and Mass Communication
April 8-10 Lisbon Portugal IPTC Spring Meeting
April 12-13 Austin US International Symposium on Online Journalism
April 30-1 San Jose US Facebook Developer Conference
May 13-17 San Francisco US The Web Conference
May 17-19 Prague Czech Republic Wikimedia Hackathon
May 24-28 Washington, D.C. US ICA Conference
June 1-3 Glasgow UK World News Media Conference
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 Bloomberg Digital News Editor
US American Association for the Advancement of Science Interactive Graphics Editor
US Chemical & Engineering News Web Design Intern
US The Chicago Tribune Data and Graphics Intern
US CNN Technical Product Manager
US Crain’s New York Digital Reporter
US KQED Deputy Managing Editor, Digital News
US NBCUniversal Senior Frontend Engineer, Web
US NumbersUSA Digital Content Editor
US Pacific Standard Data Editor
US Providence Business News Special Projects Editor
US Social Science Research Council Part-Time Data & Health Journalist
US USAToday Data and Graphics Reporter
US Vox Engagement Manager
US Vox Full Stack Engineer, Chorus
US Vox Senior Full Stack Engineer, Audience
US Vox Senior Product Designer
US WNYC 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
January Stanford Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence Fellowships
February Become a Report for America corps member

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