JTI and other cool initiatives

Sep 1, 2019

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Hello, hacks and hackers! If you haven’t heard of the Journalism Trust Initiative yet, you should read this piece explaining what it is and how it hopes to rebuild media trust globally.

Do you have a cool project you’d like to see featured in the H/H newsletter? Share it with your fellow news nerds!

Worth a read:

  • Quartz interviewed Hadley Wickham about his thoughts on recent R developments, the future of the tidyverse, and where he stands in the ‘R vs Python’ debate, and (Quartz)
  • The Journalism Trust Initiative is a standards-based approach to mitigating misinformation online by assigning global standards to journalistic content that will make it more transparent, accountable and independent (JTI)
  • The Minneapolis Star Tribune’s senior digital editor wrote openly about their hiring process in staffing up their data/graphics team to make it as fair, diverse and intentional as possible (OpenNews)

Upcoming events:

Month Day City Country Event
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
Anywhere FiveThirtyEight Freelance Developers
China South China Morning Post Frontend Web Dev
China South China Morning Post Full Stack Web Dev
Czech Republic Radio Free Europe Graphics & Data Editor
US Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting Data Fellow
US Nieman Foundation Digital & Audience Engagement Editor
US NJ.com Data Reporter
US OpenNews Director of Programs
US Philadelphia Inquirer Interactive Designer
US Politico Designer/Developer
US Politico Editor, Interactive News
US ProPublica News Apps Developer
US Reveal Data Editor
US UC Davis Library Digital Production Manager

Other opportunities:

Deadline Fund
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 20 Reporting grants & workshop on digital identity, data & technology in Africa
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
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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