Time to publish those big projects

Dec 15, 2019

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Hey, hacks and hackers! This Tuesday, H/H Boston is teaming up with Code for Boston and MuckRock to demo some cool open source projects, including MuckRock’s new government transparency tool, GovLens.

The event is free, but RSVP is required. Find out more on their Eventbrite post here.

Happening this week:

  • Boston is demoing some code with MuckRock

Worth a read:

  • A Quartz analysis showed that nearly a quarter of Pulitzer-winning and -finalist articles over the last five years were published in December - the last month for pieces to qualify for the next year’s prize (Quartz)
  • Adobe’s Tech Blog wrote a post outlining how they addressed challenges while scanning large datasets for GDPR compliance (Medium)
  • An NYT senior story producer shared his favorite tools for integrating multimedia into articles and newsgathering on social media, like satellite imagery sites and an advanced Youtube search (GIJN)

Upcoming events:

Month Day City Country Event
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
Brazil Bloomberg Latin America Editor
China Los Angeles Times Beijing Bureau Chief
Lebanon BBC Arabic Journalist
South Africa TimesLive Digital Story Producer
UK BBC Persian Journalist
UK BBC Studios Senior sub-editor
US Connecticut Mirror Data Reporter
US ProPublica Production Editor
US WLRN Digital Director

Other opportunities:

Deadline Fund
January 1 Alserkal residency for Middle East, Africa & South Asia journalists
January 15 Disinformation fellowship for journalism students
January 31 Grad school scholarship for journalists in Latin America
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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