Dozens of journalism/tech events this spring

Feb 17, 2019

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Hello, hacks and hackers! Are you interested in building a new skill set, meeting fellow news nerds or otherwise broadening your horizons? Check out our extensive list of Hacks/Hackers-type events at the bottom of this newsletter:

Happening this week:

Worth a read:

  • BBC’s data team wrote a Medium post about how and why they use R’s ggplot2 package to create production-ready charts (Medium)
  • There are so many ways for readers to get their news online in 2019, and NiemanLab looks at which news aggregation sites are trending upward (or downward) this year (NiemanLab)
  • GIJN created yet another useful guide, on how to deal with property records around the globe (GIJN)

Upcoming events:

Month Day City Country Event
February 19-20 Stanford US Data on Purpose
March 4-8 San Francisco US RSA Conference
March 6-7 Dubai United Arab Emirates WAN-IFRA Middle East Conference
March 7-10 Newport Beach US CAR Conference
March 23 - 24 Cairo Egypt Arab Data Journalist’s Network Conference
April 1-2 Vienna Austria Digital Media Europe
April 1-5 Valencia Spain Internet Freedom Festival
April 4-5 Gdańsk Poland Personal Democracy Forum
April 3-7 Perugia Italy International Journalism Festival
April 5-6 Kalmar Sweden GRAV Swedish Investigative Journalism Conference
April 5-7 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia World Conference on Media and Mass Communication
April 8-10 Lisbon Portugal IPTC Spring Meeting
April 12-13 Austin US International Symposium on Online Journalism
April 30-1 San Jose US Facebook Developer Conference
May 2-3 Addis Ababa Ethiopia UNESCO World Press Freedom Day
May 13-17 San Francisco US The Web Conference
May 16-19 Mechelen Belgium European Investigative Journalism Conference
May 17-19 Prague Czech Republic Wikimedia Hackathon
May 24-28 Washington, D.C. US ICA Conference
May 27-28 Bonn Germany DW Global Media Forum
June 1-3 Glasgow UK World News Media Conference
June 11-14 Tunis Tunisia RightsCon Tunis
June 13-15 Athens Greece GEN Summit
June 13-16 Houston US Investigative Reporters & Editors Conference
June 19-21 Cape Town South Africa Global Fact-Checking Summit
July 19-21 Toronto Canada International Conference on Social Media & Society

Job openings:

Location Employer Opening
South Africa TRi Facts Head of Education and Training
US Atlantic Media Senior Software Engineer
US KERA/KXT Producer, Think
US Financial Times Summer Intern - Data Visualization
US Los Angeles Times Senior Graphics and Data Viz Reporter for Investigations
US NPR Product Manager, Voice Platforms
US Palm Beach Post Data Reporting Intern
US Pew Research Center Research Assistant, Fact Tank
US The Pudding Summer Intern

Other opportunities:

Deadline Fund
Rolling Solutions Journalism Network Freelance Fund
Rolling Ukraine Media Development Fund
Rolling Contest fees for submitting solutions stories
March Princeton Center for Digital Humanities postdoctoral fellowship
April Data Journalism Awards for free trip to Athens for GEN Summit

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