What are your predictions for 2020?

Dec 22, 2019

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Happy holidays, hacks and hackers! NiemanLab just released their annual roundup of journalism predictions for 2020. The topics include countering misinformation, unionizing newsrooms and increasing audience engagement.

In other news, Hacks/Hackers joined forces with the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism to award a grant to Subramaniam Vincent, director of the Journalism and Media Ethics Program at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

Worth a read:

  • At Hacks/Hackers meetups this year, Code for Africa awarded story grants to three teams of Nigerian journalists who plan to use the resources to produce stories on infant and maternal mortality rates, problems girls face with education and challenges to living in Nigeria (BONews)
  • Next time you play a board game, look closely to see what kind of data viz tactics board game designers employ to efficiently categorize information, tell a story and encourage engagement (Nightingale)
  • Still under fire for refusing to remove disinformation, Facebook announced two programs to combat misinformation, including a global partnership with the Third Party Fact-Checking Network to start flagging Instagram posts that contain false information (Poynter)

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
Anywhere USA Today Data Editor
Africa Rest of World Africa Editor
US Boston Globe News Designer/Developer
US FiveThirtyEight Part-Time Social Producer
US NYT Staff Editor - Statistical Modeling
US Poynter Multiple jobs
US Rest of World Audience Dev Lead
US San Francisco Biz Times Lead Designer
US Seattle Times Graphic Artist
US University of Minnesota Journalism Lecturer

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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