Events at MozFest later this month

Oct 6, 2019

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Hello again, hacks and hackers! If you’re interested in the fight against misinformation, Hacks/Hackers is co-organizing an event at this year’s MozFest in London.

There’s still time to register, or tell your friends.

The week ahead:

Worth a read:

  • This NiemanLab writeup explores the ways journalists view their professional identities and how it impacts their work through the lens of news aggregators (NiemanLab)
  • This guide from Towards Data Science demonstrates 10 tips for improving data plots in Matplotlib or Seaborn, such as adding a threshold line or chart annotations (Towards Data Science)
  • Facebook is one of the world’s largest information distributors, so what would happen if federal regulators tried to break it up? This CJR essay looks into that along with compiling coverage of other recent challenges the company has faced (Columbia Journalism Review)

Upcoming events:

Month Day City Country Event
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 8-11 Cambridge, MA US WikiConference North America
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 ProPublica News Apps Dev/Graphics Freelancers
US Axios Audience Insights & Growth Editor
US Dow Jones Analytics Implementation Specialist
US Financial Times Data Viz Reporter
US Milwaukee Business Journal Lead Designer
US US News & World Report Data Reporter

Other opportunities:

Deadline Fund
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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