Learn audience engagement techniques this summer

Jun 16, 2019

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Hello, hacks and hackers! The Knight Center is offering a new course in audience engagement called “Know your audience: Strategies for increasing reach & engagement of your journalism” this summer.

The course will run from July 15 to August 11 and is taught by the Texas Tribune’s chief audience officer Amanda Zamora. Find out more here.

Worth a read:

  • Twitter announced it will no longer attach locations to tweets, except for photos, striking a win for privacy but a loss for social media geolocation.
  • Poynter held its sixth annual international fact-checking summit last weekend, and shared nine of its biggest lessons.
  • Yongjin Kim, editor-in-chief and chief executive of the Korea Center for Investigative Journalism, says it’s time for investigative reporters to develop a “video state of mind.”

Upcoming events:

Month Day City Country Event
June 27-29 Sao Paulo Brazil 14th Abraji Conference
June 28-29 Bangkok Thailand Mobile Journalism Conference Asia
July 1-2 Malaga Spain European Data and Computational Journalism Conference
July 1-5 Lausanne Switzerland World Conference of Science Journalists
July 4-6 London UK Investigative Journalism Summer Conference
July 9-10 Lisbon Portugal News Impact Academy: Diversify Your Revenue Streams
July 11-12 Minneapolis US SRCCON
July 19-21 Toronto Canada International Conference on Social Media & Society
August 6-10 Accra Ghana PyCon Africa
September 12-14 New Orleans US Online News Association Conference
September 26-27 Copenhagen Denmark News Impact Academy: Newsroom Leadership
September 26-29 Hamburg Germany Global Investigative Journalism Conference
October 4 Cambridge US Workshop on Disinformation at Harvard
October 4-5 London UK Conference for Truth and Trust Online
October 7 Birmingham UK News Impact Summit: A New Era for Climate Change Reporting
October 21-22 Bucharest Romania News Impact Academy: What Analytics Matter in 2019
October 21-27 London UK MozFest
October 28-30 Johannesburg South Africa African Investigative Journalism Conference
November 15 Lyon France News Impact Summit: Covering Politics in the Misinformation Age
December 6 Munich Germany News Impact Summit: Identity and Inclusion in Local News

Job openings:

Location Employer Opening
Anywhere The Children’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch Researcher
Africa OCCRP Editor
China South China Morning Post Product Executive
South Africa The Citizen Justice Project Project Officer
UK BBC Journalist, Shared Data Unit
UK The Jewish Chronicle Freelance Junior Designer
US Atlantic Media Senior Web Developer
US Cascade Public Media Audience Engagement Manager
US CNBC Data Visualization Journalist
US Emerson College Data Journalism Professor
US The Hustle Data Editor
US Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Data Journalist
US NBC Senior Software Engineer
US Northeastern University Data Visualization Designer
US Politico Design Developer
US Recode/Vox Tech Reporter
US Roger Williams University Journalism Professor
US Voice of America Interactive News Developer
US Voice of America Motion Graphics Artist
US VTDigger Data Reporter
US WGBH Senior Design Manager

Other opportunities:

Deadline Fund
June Raif Badawi Award for human rights coverage in muslim majority countries
June Project funding from UN around media, women, rule of law & human rights in Jordan
June Pitch your story ideas to The African Academy of Sciences
July Digital Integrity Fellowship Program
July Nominate work for the Free Press Awards
August Nominate work for the AAAS Science Journalism Awards
Rolling Solutions Journalism Network Freelance Fund
Rolling Ukraine Media Development Fund
Rolling Contest fees for submitting solutions stories
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