Apply for the first Sigma Data Journalism Awards

Jan 19, 2020

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Hello, hacks and hackers! If you mourned the loss of the Data Journalism Awards, buck up: some news nerds got together to create the Sigma Data Journalism Awards to honor great data journalism from around the world. You have until the 3rd of February to apply, if you are so inclined.

And in case you missed the announcement last week, our joint project MisinfoCon is holding an upcoming gathering in Washington, D.C. MisinfoCon @ NASEM will focus on health and science misinformation, in partnership with the U.S. National Academies of Sciences.

Happening this week:

Worth a read:

  • A former Seattle Times executive editor created a framework for engagement in journalism, discussing how to better serve audiences in your work (Michael R. Fancher)
  • As temperatures around the world rise, how does one define “normal”? Gregor Aisch uses historical data on temperatures in Germany to investigate the new normal (vis4)
  • Knight Center’s latest free online course will cover Investigative Reporting in the Digital Era and will run from Feb. 3 thru March 1 (Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas)

Job openings:

Location Employer Opening
South Africa CTV Producers/Videographers
UK Sportsradar Sports Data Journalist
US APM Reports Data Reporter
US Center for Public Integrity Design Editor
US First Draft Local News Fellowship
US Guardian Web Devs & Technologists
US Knight Foundation Internships
US Minnesota Public Radio Data Journalist
US New Yorker Front-End Developer
US South Florida Sun-Sentinel Data Viz/Design Specialist
US Pew Research Center Intern, Design & Infographics
US Washington Post Data Viz Engineer
US Washington Post Graphics Reporter, Cartographer
US WSJ Multiple Postings

Upcoming events:

Month Day City Country Event
February 18-20 Chiang Mai Thailand Splice Asian Media Conference
February 22 Washington, DC US MisinfoCon @ NASEM
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

Other opportunities:

Deadline Fund
January 27 OpenNews journalism conference scholarship
January 31 Grad school scholarship for journalists in Latin America
February 3 Sigma Data Journalism Awards
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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