Audience engagement, a global call and a jazz party this week

Mar 1, 2020

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It’s almost time for NICAR, hacks and hackers! If you’ll be in New Orleans, please join us for live jazz and beignets (little French-style donuts).

And don’t forget to join us Wednesday for our global call. We’ll be talking on Wednesday, the 4th of March.

The week ahead:

Worth a read:

  • Reddit can be a gold mine for story ideas, and an engagement journalist at the Miami Herald wrote a Twitter thread about how he uses a tool integrated with Slack to more easily monitor Reddit posts (Forrest Milburn)
  • Poynter tried out five different content management systems for news and wrote a post detailing the differences among price, reader revenue, security and advertising (Poynter)
  • Newlab and The Boston Globe are teaming up to launch Applied XLabs, a startup that hopes to develop AI tools for automating data-gathering for journalism orgs (TechCrunch)

Job openings:

Location Employer Opening
Congo BBC Senior Journalist Reporter
Ivory Coast BBC Field Producer
US CalMatters Data/Visual Journalist
US Honolulu Star-Advertiser Multimedia Journalist
US Houston First Senior Digital Editor
US inewsource Investigative Data Reporter
US Kansas City Business Journal Lead Designer
US Politico Graphics Editor
US Reveal Digital Designer & Producer

Upcoming events:

Month Day City Country Event
March 5-8 New Orleans US NICAR Conference
March 6-7 Johannesburg South Africa satRday
March 18-20 Johannesburg South Africa JamFest
March 20-21 Boston US Computation + Journalism Symposium
March 20-22 Boston US Power of Narrative
April 1-5 Perugia Italy International Journalism Conference
April 3 Bloomington US Midwest Journalism Conference
April 3-5 Boston US Information Ethics Roundtable
April 5-6 Washington, DC US Society for News Design Conference
April 20-23 London UK O’Reilly Strata Data & AI Conference
April 23 Austin US Code Before the Vote Hackathon
April 24-25 Austin US International Symposium on Online Journalism
May 4-8 Geneva Switzerland AI For Good Summit
May 14-15 Charlotte US Collaborative Journalism Summit
May 14-17 Mechelen Belgium EIJC & Dataharvest
May 29-31 Montreal Canada Canadian Associations of Journalists Conference

Other opportunities:

Deadline Fund
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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