Tools for data reporting in small newsrooms

Hello, hacks and hackers! The Associated Press just released a command-line tool called AP DataKit to make it easier for journalists to view and collaborate with data using standardized templates (in R or Python). 'Data journalism solves big problems but it's an organizational mess' - @AP DataKit featured by @Poynter: — Meghan Hoyer (@MeghanHoyer) September 17, 2019 On that note, OpenNews just whipped up a new data-review program for lone data journalists in smaller newsrooms to be paired up with a peer coach who will help double check analyses and offer guidance.

Sep 22, 2019

Follow ONA from afar

Hello, hacks and hackers! A lot of you were at the Online News Association conference in New Orleans this weekend, but if you missed it, you can check out the best of it at #ONA19. We're kicking off #ONA19 today! If you're absorbing the conference from your desk, learn how to tune into the livestreams, participate in the social conversations and more. — Online News Association (@ONA) September 12, 2019 ONA put together a list of ways to follow from home, including everything from Instagram to Stitcher.

Sep 15, 2019

Have you seen H/H London’s Q&A series?

Hello, hacks and hackers! H/H London introduced a new interview Q&A style format for their monthly meetups, which you can check out on their YouTube channel. How slow is slow news? Last month at ⁦@HacksHackersLDN⁩ I had the pleasure of chatting with ⁦@tortoise⁩ co-founder and publisher Katie Vanneck-Smith. ⁦Here’s a summary of the Q&A, by ⁦@FraZaffarano⁩ #HHLdn — Federica Cherubini (@fedecherubini) August 19, 2019 They’re also collaborating with My So-Called Career, an initiative led by women for women to help them develop and maintain relationships at work, on a ten-week program that starts this fall.

Sep 8, 2019

JTI and other cool initiatives

Hello, hacks and hackers! If you haven’t heard of the Journalism Trust Initiative yet, you should read this piece explaining what it is and how it hopes to rebuild media trust globally. RSF and its partners unveil the Journalism Trust Initiative to combat Disinformation #journalism #Media — Robert Picard (@picard_robert) April 3, 2018 Do you have a cool project you’d like to see featured in the H/H newsletter? Share it with your fellow news nerds!

Sep 1, 2019

Media Party is this weekend

It’s here, hacks and hackers! Media Party, the biggest HH event in the world, kicks off Thursday in Buenos Aires. #DevCommunity #GoogleDevs Vuelve el hackatón a Media Party con diez mil dólares en premios gracias a Google News Initiative → Más información ℹ️ — Google Devs Latam (@GoogleDevsLATAM) August 22, 2019 Media Party gathers around 2,500 journalists, developers, designers and entrepreneurs from around the world to talk about journalism and its future.

Aug 25, 2019

Help decide the future of MozFest

Greetings, hacks and hackers! We’re guessing some of you are MozFest fans, and the conference is collecting opinions on where it should move after London. After an incredible 9 years in London, we’re on the search for a new home for #MozFest. We need your input to help shape the criteria of the dream #MozFest2020 city. Read our announcement here: — Mozilla Festival (@mozillafestival) August 12, 2019 They’re holding open calls this week and next month, or you can share your opinion in this survey.

Aug 18, 2019

It's Media Party time

Guess what, hacks and hackers! Some of the year’s biggest gatherings are coming up soon. The Buenos Aires group got together Friday to plan some last-minute details of Media Party later this month, which is probably the biggest Hacks/Hackers event in the world. ¿Querés ser parte de la organización del evento que reinicia el periodismo y los medios de comunicación?📣 Esta noche, primer meetup de voluntarios y voluntarias de #MediaParty 2019😉

Aug 11, 2019

News nerd openings in the US

Hello again, hacks and hackers! If you want to move to the scenic Pacific Northwest US, the Seattle Times has got you covered. Check the Job Postings section of this newsletter for half a dozen news-nerd jobs, plus several more at the Times’ website. Jobs available at the @seattletimes: Data journalist Tech reporter Tech editor News apps developer Investigations editor Social justice columnist Investigative reporter Photo intern Education reporter Food writer

Aug 4, 2019

Knight invests in technology and democracy

Hi, hacks and hackers! The Knight Foundation just announced an enormous $50 million investment in the study of technology and democracy. This support helped establish a new Center for Information, Technology and Public Life at the University of North Carolina. For funds and resources you can access yourself, check out the Opportunities list at the bottom of this newsletter. The week ahead: Brisbane is discussing government surveillance Singapore is creating relatable data viz Worth a read:

Jul 28, 2019

SRC CON session shares

Welcome, hacks and hackers! If you missed it, SRC CON took place last weekend, and it’s one of the Hacks/Hackers-iest conferences out there. SRCCON starts this week, and we already want to welcome you to the After Party! @emmacarew developed an amazing toolkit to help you get the most out of attending a journalism event, and we're thrilled to be launching it in time for SRCCON 2019. — SRCCON (@SRCCON) July 9, 2019 You can find session transcripts, tips on using the sessions, and updates on the event itself on the Open News website.

Jul 21, 2019