Global call on Wednesday

Nov 3, 2019

Suggest edits

Welcome to November, hacks and hackers! Don’t forget a new month means we have our monthly global call coming up this Wednesday…

…and the North American WikiConference is next week.

The week ahead:

Worth a read:

  • The Knight Foundation and Gallop found that US citizens trust local news outlets more than national ones, according to a new study focused on public trust in local news (Knight Foundation)
  • Longtime NiemanLab columnist Ken Doctor is using his knowledge on news industry economics to launch a company called Lookout to serve as a new business model for local news outlets (NiemanLab)
  • Facebook just launched its “News” tab in several major market areas across the U.S. to “showcase local original reporting” (NiemanLab)

Upcoming events:

Month Day City Country Event
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
December 13-15 Kyiv Ukraine Conference on Investigative Journalism
March 5-8 New Orleans US NICAR Conference
March 20-21 Boston US Computation + Journalism Symposium
May 14-17 Mechelen Belgium EIJC & Dataharvest
June 2-5 Seoul South Korea International Anti-Corruption Conference
June 9-12 Heredia Costa Rica RightsCon
June 18-21 National Harbor Maryland IRE Conference

Job openings:

Location Employer Opening
Anywhere Foreign Policy Web Developer
Anywhere The Pudding Creative Technologist/Interactives Developer
Australia University of Queensland Lecturer in Digital Journalism
China South China Morning Post Senior Data Engineer
China South China Morning Post Web Developer
UK Wall Street Journal Graphics Editor
US American Journalism Project CEO
US Center for Public Integrity Design Editor
US Financial Times Social Media Editor
US International Tech Newsroom Audience Development Lead
US International Tech Newsroom Reporter-researcher
US KPCC Senior Software Engineer
US The Markup Audience Engagement Producer
US The New Yorker Web Producer
US NBC News Data Graphics team intern
US Northwestern University Knight Chair in Digital Media Strategy
US Science Friday Engagement Producer
US Science Friday Manager of Impact Strategy

Other opportunities:

Deadline Fund
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

Category: Newsletter