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Feb 3, 2019

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Welcome to February, hacks and hackers! If you feel so inclined, we’ll be chatting on our monthly global call on Wednesday:

Worth a read:

  • Ready to learn a new Python data viz library? This Medium post walks thru how to use plot.ly, which is like an upgraded version of matplotlib, to build great-looking, interactive plots with a single line of Python (Medium)
  • Researchers are divided on why people are falling for fake news, so Nieman Lab compiled statements from different studies’ findings to explore all the reasons why fake news is spreading and what the consequences are (Nieman Lab)
  • GIJN rounded up the best Arabic investigative journalism projects from the Middle East and North Africa, including an investigation into Egyptian oil ownership and an exposé on Tunisian money laundering (GIJN)

Upcoming events:

Month Day City Country Event
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 United Arab Emirates 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
China South China Morning Post Data Analyst
China South China Morning Post Senior Web Developer
China South China Morning Post Visual Journalist
US American Public Media Group Resound Technical Product Manager
US Barron’s Data Visualization Editor
US CGTN Digital Producer
US Dallas Business Journal Lead Designer
US Dow Jones Knowledge Product Manager
US FiveThirtyEight Data Visualization Intern
US Fortune Senior Artificial Intelligence Writer
US Hearst Frontend Developer
US Houston Chronicle Data Journalist
US Industry Dive Interactive News Designer
US The Marshall Project Regional Investigative Reporter
US Newsday Media Group Editorial Data Analyst
US ProPublica Video Editor
US University of California - Berkeley Associate or Full Professor - Investigative Reporting
US WGN-TV Investigative Producer

Other opportunities:

Deadline Fund
Rolling Solutions Journalism Network Freelance Fund
Rolling Ukraine Media Development Fund
Rolling Contest fees for submitting solutions stories
February Become a Report for America corps member
April Data Journalism Awards for free trip to Athens for GEN Summit

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