Apply for funding to attend a journalism event

Mar 31, 2019

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Hello, hacks and hackers! OpenNews opened a new round of scholarships focusing on journalism & tech events from April through September.

The scholarships cover the cost of registration plus an extra $500 USD for travel. Apply by Friday!

Also look out for our monthly global call happening Wednesday, April 3:

Worth a read:

  • According to a Pew Research Center survey, 71 percent of Americans believe local news media is doing well financially and only 14 percent have directly paid for local news (Pew Research Center)
  • Choosing whether or not to use machine-learning in journalism is both a technical and ethical decision, find out what the benefits and challenges are in this GIJN writeup (GIJN)
  • Python is one of the most popular languages used by data journalists, and this diagram maps out 50 of the most popular Python libraries for data science and explains how they’re used (IBM)

Upcoming events:

Month Day City Country Event
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
US The Business Journals Product Strategist
US McClatchy Product Manager - Distribution and Video Strategy
US ProPublica Data Reporter, ProPublica Illinois
US ProPublica News Applications Developer
US ProPublica News Applications Developer, Local Reporting Network
US ProPublica Production Designer, Local Reporting Network
US Texas Tribune Senior Developer, Data Visuals Team
US Voice of America Interactive News Developer

Other opportunities:

Deadline Fund
Rolling Solutions Journalism Network Freelance Fund
Rolling Ukraine Media Development Fund
Rolling Contest fees for submitting solutions stories
April Magic grants from The Brown Institute for Media Innovation
April Data Journalism Awards for free trip to Athens for GEN Summit

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