Help decide the future of MozFest

Aug 18, 2019

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Greetings, hacks and hackers! We’re guessing some of you are MozFest fans, and the conference is collecting opinions on where it should move after London.

They’re holding open calls this week and next month, or you can share your opinion in this survey.

Worth a read:

  • Kuek Ser Kuang Keng, co-organizer of HH Kuala Lumpur, was interviewed in the latest edition of Conversations With Data to discuss the rise of data journalism in South East Asia (
  • Point, a London-based investigative journalism outlet, created a Kickstarter to fund a video game they created to help audiences identify misinformation called Misinformer (NiemanLab)
  • TechRepublic interviewed Guido van Rossum, the creator of Python, to find out the history behind how Python grew from a side project into one of (if not the) most popular programming languages in the world (TechRepublic)

Upcoming events:

Month Day City Country Event
August 29-31 Buenos Aires Argentina Media Party
September 9-10 New Orleans US ASNE News Leaders Conference
September 11 New Orleans US Workshop: How Any Journalist Can Earn Trust
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
China South China Morning Post Senior Data Engineer
China South China Morning Post Full-Stack Web Developer
UK CGTN Digital Producer
UK CGTN Network Production System Engineer
UK The Register Reporter - Data Centres
US The Atlantic Senior Web Developer
US Better Government Association Web & Graphics Editor
US Capital Public Radio Interactive Producer
US Columbia University Associate Research Scholar (Data)
US The Markup Explanatory Reporter
US The Markup Graphics Editor
US The Markup Investigative Reporter
US MuckRock Foundation Development Associate
US MuckRock Foundation Editor
US Nieman Foundation Digital & Audience Editor
US The New Yorker Audience Development Manager
US Pew Research Center Associate Digital Producer
US PMC Senior Software Engineer
US ProPublica Illinois News Apps Developer
US Solutions Journalism Network Local Newsroom Revenue Manager
US theSkimm Director of Mobile Engineering
US Tampa Bay Business Journal Digital Producer

Other opportunities:

Deadline Fund
August 31 Grant for UAV drone data innovations
September 2 Berlin fellowship for reporting on internet issues
September 2 GNI Innovation Challenge for Middle East, Africa & Turkey
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 ECFJ grants for stories on elections, AI, disinformation, etc.
Rolling Solutions Journalism Network Freelance Fund
Rolling Ukraine Media Development Fund
Rolling Contest fees for submitting solutions stories

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