Learn about product management

Apr 14, 2019

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Hello, hacks and hackers! With the amount of technology involved in journalism growing, many newsrooms hire product managers to develop internal news products. The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is offering a course on teaching ‘Product Management for Newsroom Leaders’ this spring.

The course is open to all newsroom leaders and will run from April 29 to May 26.

Worth a read:

  • At least 21 percent of Americans own a voice-activated smart speaker like Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home. What kind of products are media outlets developing to bring news to them? (Nieman Reports)
  • A data scientist wrote about how he used Python, automation, artificial intelligence, and Instagram to eat for free in New York City (Medium)
  • The Economist highlighted some of the data viz mistakes it’s made in the past, explained what went wrong and fixed them in a blog post (Economist)

Upcoming events:

Month Day City Country Event
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
India Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media, Bangalore Visiting Faculty
US American Public Media Software Engineer, Resound Core
US American Public Media Software Engineer, Resound Integrations
US Bloomberg BNA Data Editor
US Capital Public Radio Front-End Developer
US Capital Public Radio Web Developer
US Columbia University Professor of Journalism
US The Deseret News Sportswriter and Data Journalist
US Harvard Kennedy School Data Scientist
US The Intercept Audience Engagement Producer
US The Intercept Investigative Researcher
US The Intercept Newsletter and Digital Producer
US Newsday Editorial Data Analyst
US NPR Senior Digital Analyst (Implementation)
US The Philadelphia Inquirer Technology Director
US Simons Foundation Web Developer
US The Washington Post Digital Designer
US Wall Street Journal Cyber Data Reporter

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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