A packed week for local chapters, and a burst of job postings

Apr 21, 2019

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Happy early Earth day, hacks and hackers! Chapters on four different continents are holding meetups this week, covering topics like open data, space technology and the IoT.

In addition, the LA Times is hiring for over a dozen news nerd jobs! To find the full list of jobs they’re hiring for or find other news nerd jobs, scroll down to check the job openings section.

Happening this week: * London is learning about product experimentation and more * Singapore is visualizing for space * Brisbane is talking election bots and trolls * Dublin is using data viz tools * Kuala Lumpur is growing open data * Nairobi is liberating data * Kampala is learning about the Internet of Things * Lagos, Benin and Abuja have storysheets masterclasses

Worth a read: * A web literacy advocate revealed that a Bloomberg reporter’s social media profiles and portfolio were fake, and that the reporter didn’t actually exist. He explained how to tell it’s fake and tips for verifying someone’s online identity (Hapgood) * H/H London keeps a Medium account (along with a YouTube account) where they post recaps from speakers at their meetings, including a talk on how the BBC uses R and how journalists can use smart-speakers (Medium) * Journalist’s Resource at the Shorenstein Center at Harvard University created a writeup on how to use the terms ‘racist’ and ‘racism’ after the Associated Press okay’ed it last month (Poynter)

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
October 4 Cambridge, MA US Workshop on Disinformation at Harvard
October 4-5 London UK Conference for Truth and Trust Online

Job openings:

Location Employer Opening
China South China Morning Post Web Developer, Ad Tech
France ICIJ Fullstack Web Developer
Singapore Dow Jones KYC Onboarding Analyst, Data Solutions
US FiscalNote Data Visualization Reporter
US GateHouse News Data Reporting Intern
US Houston Chronicle Sports and News Designer
US The Intelligence Project Director of Research
US Los Angeles Times Data Governance Specialist (Privacy Compliance)
US Los Angeles Times Data Scientist, Advertising
US Los Angeles Times Data Scientist, Customer Insights
US Los Angeles Times Director, Network Infrastructure
US Los Angeles Times Director, Information Security and Compliance
US Los Angeles Times Digital Project Manager
US Los Angeles Times Lead Platform Engineer
US Los Angeles Times Lead Software Engineer (Front-End)
US Los Angeles Times MuleSoft Developer
US Los Angeles Times .NET developer
US Los Angeles Times Product Manager
US Los Angeles Times Senior Data Analyst
US Los Angeles Times Senior Mobile Engineer
US Los Angeles Times Software Engineer (Front-End)
US Los Angeles Times Senior Engineer, Machine Learning
US Los Angeles Times Senior Software Engineer (Back-End)
US Los Angeles Times Senior Product Manager
US Los Angeles Times UX/UI Designer
US Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Graphic Designer
US The News Journal Data Visual Reporter
US Orlando Business Journal Lead Designer
US Quartz Tech Reporter
US Washington Post Graphics Reporter for Elections

Other opportunities:

Deadline Fund
Rolling Solutions Journalism Network Freelance Fund
Rolling Ukraine Media Development Fund
Rolling Contest fees for submitting solutions stories
May Emerging City Champions 2019 $500k fellowship

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