Managing is a function, leadership is a practice, plus more takeaways from SRCCONLEAD

Nov 24, 2019

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Greetings, hacks and hackers! You may have seen conversations from #SRCCONLEAD floating across your timeline, as there were a lot of media leaders there, and they had a lot to share.

You can find tons of leadership advice on the hashtag, or read transcriptions from the event itself.

The week ahead:

Worth a read:

  • NiemanLab compiled the results from several studies on the neuroscience behind fake news and found that humans are more likely to notice and remember new, outlandish claims over expected ones (NiemanLab)
  • In an interview about data journalism tools, an NYT economics reporter said he still believes “the best stories almost always emerge from talking to people” (NYTimes)
  • A data reporter from NJ Advance Media created a Github repo documenting his process as he works on cleaning the data from the media salaries spreadsheet (CJR)

Upcoming events:

Month Day City Country Event
December 6 Munich Germany News Impact Summit: Identity and Inclusion in Local News
December 13-15 Kyiv Ukraine Conference on Investigative Journalism
February 18-20 Chiang Mai Thailand Splice Asian Media Conference
March 5-8 New Orleans US NICAR Conference
March 20-21 Boston US Computation + Journalism Symposium
March 20-22 Boston US Power of Narrative
April 1-5 Perugia Italy International Journalism Conference
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 US IRE Conference
June 24-27 Oslo Norway Global Fact 7

Job openings:

Location Employer Opening
Australia News Corp Australia Editorial Designer
Nigeria Code for Africa Project Manager
US Kaiser Health News Data Journalist
US The Marshall Project Several Jobs
US NYT Manager, InfoSec Operations & Engineering
US Sacramento Business Journal Lead Designer
US Seattle Times Graphic Artist
US Washington Business Journal Creative Director
US WSJ Full Stack Engineer

Other opportunities:

Deadline Fund
December 4 Apply for Stanford fellowship to address journalism problems
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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