Teaching, gathering and working remotely

Mar 15, 2020

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Hello again, hacks and hackers! Many of our upcoming events, including some local Hacks/Hackers meetups, have been canceled. Poynter is keeping an updated list, and we have updated the events in our newsletter below.

Luckily, technology and journalism are two fields that adapt well to staying home. This is a good time to brush up on tips for remote work, remote learning and even remote conferences.

Updated events:

Worth a read:

  • A lot of workers are being asked to work from home if they can. On Twitter, The LA Times’ Ben Welsh asked fellow news nerds to put together some tips (Ben Welsh)
  • Journalist, designer and professor Lisa Waananen Jones put together a few short, salient tips for teaching a class online, if you haven’t done it before (Lisa Waananen Jones)
  • If you find yourself suddenly on a distributed team, Slack has a detailed guide for staying in touch and staying productive with colleagues abroad (Slack)

Job openings:

Location Employer Opening
Anywhere NerdWallet Data Writer
China SCMP Hearst Publications Front-End Web Developer
Japan Wall Street Journal Tech & Business Reporter
Singapore BBC Digital Journalist
South Africa Human Sciences Research Council Freelance Data Journalists
UK BBC Digital News Editor
UK Reuters Digital Producer
UK The Times & The Sunday Times Data & Interactive Journalist
UK The Times & The Sunday Times Data Visualization Journalist
US Buzzfeed News Data Intern
US MarketWatch Automation Editor
US MarketWatch Markets Data Automation Specialist
US Memphis Business Journal Designer
US The Markup Surveillance & Data Exploitation Reporter
US The Markup Internet Infrastructure & the Environment Reporter
US University of Minnesota Association Professor in Journalism
US New York Times Data Governance Intern
US Wisconsin Watch Narrow Margin Reporter

Upcoming events:

Month Day City Country Event
March 18-20 Johannesburg South Africa JamFest
March 27-28 Atlanta US NewsQ Hackathon
April 23-26 Online Online International Symposium on Online Journalism
May 14-15 Online Online Collaborative Journalism Summit
May 14-17 Mechelen Belgium EIJC & Dataharvest
May 29-31 Montreal Canada Canadian Associations of Journalists Conference
June 2-4 Boston US Data + Narrative Workshop
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
September 23-25 Geneva Switzerland AI for Good Summit
TBA TBA Boston US Computation + Journalism Symposium
TBA TBA DC US SND Conference

Other opportunities:

Deadline Fund
March 30 Google News Initiative fellowship for Europeans
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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