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Oct 27, 2019

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It’s a new week, hacks and hackers! This week, fellow news nerds are planning smart podcasts in Brisbane, Australia, and newsroom design systems in Zurich, Switzerland.

Also… are there any events you want fellow hacks and hackers to know about? The calendar is looking a little thin for the upcoming winter, so let us know if there’s anything you’d like to share.

The week ahead:

Worth a read:

  • The Knight Center is holding a four-week online course starting next month called “Hands-On Machine Learning Solutions for Journalists,” read more about topics the course will cover here (Knight Center for the Americas)
  • The Washington Post just announced a new policy that allows new parents 20 weeks of paid parental leave, which is much more generous than most other news orgs in the US (NiemanLab)
  • This detailed D3 tutorial walks through visualizing some data from Google’s Public Data Explorer as an interactive, dynamic pie chart (Sitepoint)

Upcoming events:

Month Day City Country Event
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 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 US NICAR Conference
March 20-21 Boston, MA US Computation + Journalism Symposium

Job openings:

Location Employer Opening
Anywhere Chalkbeat Social Media Strategist
Belgium BBC News Brussels Producer
Bosnia & Herzegovina JDN Engagement Editor
UK BBC News Designer
UK WIRED Social Media Editor
US The Atlantic Senior Editor, Experimental Storytelling
US Bloomberg Graphics Intern
US The Buffalo News Digital Content Editor
US CalMatters Data Journalist
US CalMatters Engagement Editor
US CNN Freelance Interactive Producer
US CNN Senior Visual Editor
US Fact Tank Associate Digital Producer
US KUNR Digital Services Coordinator
US Medium Several positions
US MIT Technology Review Senior Editor, AI
US NPR Design/Dev Intern
US Radio Free Asia Graphic Designer
US Time Product Manager
US Time Senior Software Engineer
US Time Software Engineer, Ad Products
US Wall Street Journal Data Reporting Intern
US Wall Street Journal Graphics Editor

Other opportunities:

Deadline Fund
October 31 $10,000 storyLAB Data Journalism Grant
December 3 MIT’s #SpreadingFacts conference
December 13 Submit student data viz examples and get free conference entry
December 13 Apply for European Press Prize
April 3-5 Information Ethics Roundtable in Boston
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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