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Apply for the first Sigma Data Journalism Awards

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. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1212818220438081536', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1212818220438081536'), ); And in case you missed the announcement last week, our joint project MisinfoCon is holding an upcoming gathering in Washington, D.

Jan 19, 2020

Join MisinfoCon next month in DC

Happy 2020, hacks and hackers! Our first global open call of the decade is coming up on Wednesday! Feel free to tune in to hear what’s going on in HH chapters and share what’s going on in yours. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1213201382788026369', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1213201382788026369'), ); Also, along with our partners at Mozilla and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, Hacks/Hackers will be hosting MisinfoCon @ NASEM in Washington, D.

Jan 5, 2020

MisinfoCon in DC, disinfo fellowships and the new Y2K

Welcome to the new year, hacks and hackers. Last year saw the addition of Northeast England and Seoul, South Korea. Here’s to many more meetups to come! twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1214271667364487168', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1214271667364487168'), ); 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.

Jan 5, 2020

Happy New Year, hacks and hackers

It’s a new day, a new month and a new decade, hacks and hackers! Usually this would mean a global call coming up, but we are postponing due to the call landing on a holiday for many around the world. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1210678913178861568', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1210678913178861568'), ); Now let’s enjoy some brain food while we enjoy the last few days of the twenty-teens. Worth a read: The Engaged Journalism Accelerator and On Our Radar, a nonprofit communications agency, collaborated on a report on how newsrooms can better cover underserved communities (NiemanLab) Nightingale interviewed Ben Jones, founder and CEO of Data Literacy, on his new book ‘Avoiding Data Pitfalls’ about common mistakes people make when working with data (Nightingale) The Knight Foundation released a study analyzing 86 million tweets about American politics, and found that more than half of the tweets were deemed “center left” in their political ideology (Knight Foundation) twttr.

Dec 29, 2019

What are your predictions for 2020?

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. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1206678449001291776', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1206678449001291776'), ); 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:

Dec 22, 2019

Time to publish those big projects

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. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1204445970718773248', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1204445970718773248'), ); 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) twttr.

Dec 15, 2019

Be a speaker at the Computation and Journalism Symposium

Do you work at the intersection of computer science, journalism or data science? Apply to speak at the upcoming Computation + Journalism Symposium. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1201907929550602240', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1201907929550602240'), ); The call for papers closes this Friday, the 13th of December. That’s also the last day to submit your entry for the Student Data Vis contest. Week ahead: Montreal is meeting at the pub Worth a read: The latest sign that we’re in the age of the podcast: starting next year, there will be a Pulitzer Prize for Audio Reporting (Nieman Lab) The Trusting News Project experimented with PolitiFact’s newsletter over the summer, finding which buttons and what language, such as “trust” instead of “support”, pushes readers to donate (GIJN) AI is definitely not a MacGyver tool for journalism.

Dec 8, 2019

Apply for the Stanford Knight fellowship

Get ready, hacks and hackers! The year is wrapping up and the year-end roundups are on their way. It’s also your last week to apply for the Stanford JSK Fellowship. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1197597999762944007', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1197597999762944007'), ); It also means the Hacks/Hackers global call is coming up. Don’t miss your chance to join the last planning call of the twenty-teens. Worth a read: Thanksgiving travel, public transport and data viz beyond pie charts: check out GIJN’s Top 10 in Data Journalism for the last week of November (GIJN) Three digital media outlets in Venezuela are joining forces to create a consortium they’re calling Rebel Alliance Investigates (Knight Center) The founder of BuzzFeed says governments and social platforms alike are making more of an effort to control viral content (New York Magazine) twttr.

Dec 1, 2019

Managing is a function, leadership is a practice, plus more takeaways from SRCCONLEAD

Greetings, hacks and hackers! You may have seen conversations from #SRCCONLEAD floating across your timeline, as there were a lot of media leaders there, and they had a lot to share. You can find tons of leadership advice on the hashtag, or read transcriptions from the event itself. The week ahead: Brisbane is discussing digital journalism jobs Lagos, Benin and Abuja are talking about why data matters Worth a read:

Nov 24, 2019

Events still happening this year

Hello again, hacks and hackers! 2019 is slowly coming to a close, but it’s not too late to catch a media or tech event - that is, if you’re near Munich, Kyiv or Philadelphia. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1193965844939890688', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1193965844939890688'), ); SRCCON:LEAD, a News Impact Summit and a Conference on Investigative Journalism are all happening before the holiday break. Plus, Hacks/Hackers London has an epic upcoming discussion on the intersection of journalism and artificial intelligence.

Nov 17, 2019