Propose a session for Dataharvest in Belgium

Feb 10, 2019

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Hello, hacks and hackers! The European Investigative Journalism Conference, aka Dataharvest, is coming up this May in Mechelen, Belgium. Their call for pitches ends this Friday:

Fill out this form to submit ideas for speakers, sessions, tools or talks, and represent Hacks/Hackers!

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Happening this week:

Worth a read:

  • After spending a year examining the decline in public trust of democracy and the media, The Knight Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy published a report issuing recommendations on how to restore trust (Knight Foundation & Aspen Institute)
  • The ICIJ launched a beta version of DataShare, an application it created to search and index all file types within a sleek interface to make it easier for journalists to analyze information (ICIJ)
  • Looking to start your own newsletter? The Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center, Lenfest Institute and Yellow Brim teamed up to create a guide on how to create journalistic newsletters (

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 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
UK First Draft News Lead Designer
UK First Draft News Research Analyst
UK First Draft News Digital Content Producer
UK First Draft News Product Manager
UK Fast Track Senior Researcher & Project Manager
UK Hearst Audience Development Executive
UK The Sun Online SEO Editor
US Carnegie Mellon University Technical Program Manager
US Creative Circle Full Time SEM Specialist
US Dallas Business Journal Digital Reporter
US Inc. Magazine Data Reporter
US INSIDER Editorial Fellow, Data and News Research
US New America Front-End Developer/Designer
US San Francisco Biz Times Digital Editor
US Simons Foundation Data Reporter
US Tampa Bay Times Product Owner
US Tampa Bay Times Product Owner Manager
US Texas Tribune Designer/Developer, Data Visuals Team
US Undark Magazine Audience Engagement Editor
US West Virginia University Media Innovator and Journalist
US WGBH Director of Research and Evaluation

Other opportunities:

Deadline Fund
Rolling Solutions Journalism Network Freelance Fund
Rolling Ukraine Media Development Fund
Rolling Contest fees for submitting solutions stories
April Data Journalism Awards for free trip to Athens for GEN Summit

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