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Mar 24, 2019

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Hello, hacks and hackers! You have a couple more weeks to submit your projects for the Data Journalism Awards this year.

Also, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) launched a new survey to expand on its 2017 study on the State of Technology in Global Newsrooms. The survey is available in 14 languages and more information can be found here.

The week ahead:

Worth a read:

  • PEN America released a report ahead of the 2020 elections on how disinformation is affecting political campaigns, and the danger that it may become a normalized political tactic (PEN America)
  • The Open Knowledge Foundation created an index to gauge the extent to which African public institutions release key datasets as open data online and found that not one African country hit 50 percent for openness (Open Knowledge International)
  • What do you do when your story has a correction? Bud Kennedy, a columnist for The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, tried an experiment where he published his corrections as a story and shared them like he would a story and here’s what he found (NiemanLab)

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 Atlantic Media Senior Frontend Engineer
US Bangor Daily News Digital Editor
US Cascade Public Media Visual Journalism Editor
US GateHouse Media Data and Research Strategist
US New York Times Deputy Sports, Visual Editor
US Poynter Senior WordPress Developer
US SmartAsset Data Journalist
US Spotlight PA Data Reporter
US Spotlight PA Senior Data Reporter
US Transparentem Analyst
US WAMU Digital Project Manager

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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