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Oct 13, 2019

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Hello, hacks and hackers! The call for participation just opened up for the 2020 Computation + Journalism Symposium, which is taking place this coming March in Boston.

And U.S. journalists and news orgs can apply to have a Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press attorney provide pro bono legal support as part of their Local Legal Initiative. Deadline for proposals is October 31.

The week ahead:

Worth a read:

  • A USC-Annenberg journalism professor spoke about how tech platforms like Facebook and Google are becoming more and more prevalent in daily life and how their prominence is affecting civil society (NiemanLab)
  • Autocrats around the world are using social media as a platform to communicate their agendas quickly and directly with the public while undermining journalists’ credibility, and this GIJN piece gives examples of how journalists use the same tools to fight back (GIJN)
  • Data viz professor Alberto Cairo wrote a book on graphical literacy called ‘How Charts Lie’ and you can check out the first 20+ pages of it for free here (Alberto Cairo)

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
March 5-8 New Orleans, LA US NICAR Conference
March 20-21 Boston, MA US Computation & Journalism Symposium

Job openings:

Location Employer Opening
Anywhere The Pudding Journalist-Engineer
Australia Newsport Publishing Multimedia Journalist
UK The Telegraph Senior Digital Production Journalist
US Better Government Association Web & Graphics Editor
US CNN Senior Visual Editor
US Columbia University Project Editor
US Connecticut Mirror Data Reporter
US Princeton Gerrymandering Project Front-end Developer
US Princeton Gerrymandering Project Senior Developer
US Reveal Data Editor
US San Francisco Public Press Graphic Designer
US San Francisco Public Press Managing Editor
US Texas Tribune Audience Analyst
US Unnamed Media Startup Front-end Developer
US Unnamed Media Startup Visual & UX Designer
US University of North Carolina Journalism Professor

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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