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Sep 15, 2019

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Hello, hacks and hackers! A lot of you were at the Online News Association conference in New Orleans this weekend, but if you missed it, you can check out the best of it at #ONA19.

ONA put together a list of ways to follow from home, including everything from Instagram to Stitcher.

The week ahead:

Worth a read:

  • is a new searchable database in beta that catalogs data visualizations from over 1,500 sources, you can also make a user profile to save your favorite charts (
  • People have strong opinions about whether using chart taxonomies help or hurt data visualizations, and you can read arguments from both sides in this Nightingale piece (Nightingale via Medium)
  • The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine created a site called Based On Science to combat misinformation and act as a mythbuster for common questions people have about science and health (Based on Science)

Upcoming events:

Month Day City Country Event
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
US American Press Institute PHP Developer
US Financial Times Data Reporter
US HuffPost Deputy Editor, Audience
US Human Rights Watch Multimedia Director
US The Marshall Project Director of Audience Strategy
US News 4 Buffalo Digital Data Reporter
US NYT Backend Software Engineer
US NYT Engineering Manager
US NYT Web Engineer
US Open News Director of Programs
US Oshkosh Corp Visual Journalist
US Pew Research Center Data Analyst (Audience)
US Reveal Temp Web Producer
US Silicon Valley Business Journal Lead Designer
US Summit Daily Assistant Editor/Designer
US University of Florida J-School Data Mining and Analysis Instructor

Other opportunities:

Deadline Fund
September 20 Reporting grants & workshop on digital identity, data & technology in Africa
September 21 Open Society Fellowships in investigative reporting for Africa journalists
September 23 FIJ grant to cover US-focused watchdog stories
September 27 Apply to be a Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow
September 27 EU grant for projects on media freedom & investigative journalism
October 31 $10,000 storyLAB Data Journalism Grant
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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