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Jan 20, 2019

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Hello hacks and hackers! Interested in learning about the impact of AI journalism? The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is holding a free online course this spring for journalists to learn how to bring algorithms and automation to their newsrooms.

The course will take place from February 11 to March 10, learn more about what it entails and how to sign up here.

Happening this week:

Worth a read:

  • As society learned how to manage waste from the industrial revolution, it needs to learn how to identify and treat pollution from the digital age as well (Washington Monthly)
  • Is your newsroom thinking of launching a podcast to tell a story? Paul McNally, a journalist from a mostly print background, wrote up a list of seven things he learned while producing his first investigative podcast (GIJN)
  • An IP address-related decision made by U.S. Military cartographers inadvertently caused lawyers, investigators and police to repeatedly visit a house in South Africa (Gizmodo)

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 US Data on Purpose
March 4-8 San Francisco US RSA Conference
March 6-7 Dubai UAE WAN-IFRA Middle East Conference
March 7-10 Newport Beach US CAR Conference
March 23 - 24 Cairo Egypt Arab Data Journalist’s Network 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 5-6 Kalmar Sweden GRAV Swedish Investigative Journalism Conference
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 2-3 Addis Ababa Ethiopia UNESCO World Press Freedom Day
May 13-17 San Francisco US The Web Conference
May 16-19 Mechelen Belgium European Investigative Journalism Conference
May 17-19 Prague Czech Republic Wikimedia Hackathon
May 24-28 Washington, D.C. US ICA Conference
May 27-28 Bonn Germany DW Global Media Forum
June 1-3 Glasgow UK World News Media Conference
June 11-14 Tunis Tunisia RightsCon Tunis
June 13-15 Athens Greece GEN Summit
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
Brazil Agence France-Presse Fact-Checking and Data Journalist
US American Association for the Advancement of Science Interactive Graphics Editor
US Hearken Product Manager
US Inc. Data Reporter
US ICIJ Training Manager
US The Los Angeles Times Deputy Director, Data and Graphics
US The Philadelphia Inquirer Analytics Editor
US Reuters Data Visualization Editor
US Solutions Journalism Network Online Engagement Editor
US Spectrum Data Reporter
US Tampa Bay Times Application Developer (Back End)
US University of Nevada Assistant Professor of Immersive Media
US WBEZ Lead Software Engineer

Other opportunities:

Deadline Fund
Rolling Solutions Journalism Network Freelance Fund
Rolling Ukraine Media Development Fund
Rolling Contest fees for submitting solutions stories
January Nominate a journalist from an Arab country for a data journalism award
January RJI 2019 Fellowships
January Stanford Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence Fellowships
February Apply for data journalism and storytelling training in Iraq
February Become a Report for America corps member
April Data Journalism Awards for free trip to Athens for GEN Summit

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