Knight invests in technology and democracy

Jul 28, 2019

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Hi, hacks and hackers! The Knight Foundation just announced an enormous $50 million investment in the study of technology and democracy. This support helped establish a new Center for Information, Technology and Public Life at the University of North Carolina.

For funds and resources you can access yourself, check out the Opportunities list at the bottom of this newsletter.

The week ahead:

Worth a read:

  • Polis is collaborating with the Google News Initiative to reach out to newsrooms around the world to see how they’re incorporating AI and wrote about what they’ve learned so far (Polis)
  • Earlier this month, the Investigative Reporting Workshop launched The Accountability Project, a tool that aggregates public datasets in an easy to use, searchable database (Investigative Reporting Workshop)
  • The Washington Post is establishing a computational political journalism lab ahead of the 2020 U.S. election to develop tools that help journalists everywhere cover elections (Nieman Lab)

Upcoming events:

Month Day City Country Event
August 6-10 Accra Ghana PyCon Africa
August 14-19 Riga Latvia Investigative Reporter Summer School
September 9-10 New Orleans US ASNE News Leaders Conference
September 12-14 New Orleans US Online News Association Conference
September 16-20 Fukoka Japan W3C TPAC
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 14-16 Ljubljana Slovenia IPTC Autumn Meeting
October 21-22 Bucharest Romania News Impact Academy: What Analytics Matter in 2019
October 21-27 London UK MozFest
October 23-25 Munich Germany Medientage Munchen
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 OCCRP Senior Front-End Developer
Africa OCCRP Africa Editor
Bosnia & Herzegovina OCCRP Chief Operating Officer
China AFP Asia Fact-Check Editor
China South China Morning Post QA Engineer
China South China Morning Post Senior Data Analyst
US The Columbus Dispatch State Government Reporter
US The Advocate City Government Reporter
US EdSource Data Journalist
US ICIJ Digital Designer
US Ipsos Data Journalist
US The Marshall Project Director of Audience Development
US McClatchy 3D Storyteller
US Nieman Foundation Digital & Audience Engagement Editor
US Spectrum Data Reporter

Other opportunities:

Deadline Fund
July 30 Freedom of Expression Awards Fellowship
August 1 Nominate work for the AAAS Science Journalism Awards
August 16 Award for young journalists from developing countries
August 31 Grant for UAV drone data innovations
September 8 Brazilian Data Journalism Award
September 23 FIJ grant to cover US-focused watchdog stories
September 27 Apply to be a Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow
Rolling Solutions Journalism Netw Freelance Fund
Rolling Ukraine Media Development Fund
Rolling Contest fees for submitting solutions stories

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