Introducing Hacks/Hackers NE England

Mar 3, 2019

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Hi again, hacks and hackers! This week we’re excited to announce our 116th chapter, Hacks/Hackers NE England. Their first meetup takes place this week in Newcastle upon Tyne. Welcome, Northerners!

In other news, please join us on our regular global call on Wednesday if you have any questions or anything to share about your local HH group.

Worth a read:

  • The Knight Foundation announced that it will invest $300 million into building the future for local news over the next five years (Knight Foundation)
  • The Membership Puzzle Project spoke to supporters of independent news sites and found 25 ways for community members to support news in non-monetary ways like helping with language translation, and testing products (GIJN)
  • After Uganda implemented a daily social media tax, millions of Ugandans stopped using social media and critics argue that it was implemented to restrict free speech (The Guardian)

Upcoming events:

Month Day City Country Event
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
Anywhere ICIJ Junior System Administrator
China South China Morning Post Lead Web Developer
US Center for Public Integrity Audience Engagement Editor
US Fact Tank Research Assistant
US GateHouse Media Data and Research Strategist
US Muck Rack VP of Engineering
US Nieman Lab Staff Writer
US Politico News Applications Developer
US ProPublica Collaborative Tools Developer
US Simons Foundation Data Reporter
US Trimble Software Engineer - Angular/Javascript

Other opportunities:

Deadline Fund
Rolling Solutions Journalism Network Freelance Fund
Rolling Ukraine Media Development Fund
Rolling Contest fees for submitting solutions stories
March Princeton Center for Digital Humanities postdoctoral fellowship
April Data Journalism Awards

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