Events still happening this year

Nov 17, 2019

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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.

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. You can follow along at #HHLdn.

The week ahead:

Worth a read:

  • Mapbox just released a scrollytelling template that allows users to tell customizable map-based stories with minimal coding (Mapbox)
  • A Google Sheet sharing anonymously reported salaries for media jobs has been circling the internet for the past few days in hopes of sparking discussions on wage disparities across the field (Washington Post)
  • Speaking of sharing salaries, Contently runs a freelance rates database for journalists to report how much orgs pay for their work, and you can find more tips and resources for freelance journalists in GIJN’s latest guide (Contently, GIJN)

Upcoming events:

Month Day City Country Event
November 19-20 Philadelphia US SRCCON:LEAD
December 6 Munich Germany News Impact Summit: Identity and Inclusion in Local News
December 13-15 Kyiv Ukraine Conference on Investigative Journalism
February 18-20 Chiang Mai Thailand Splice Asian Media Conference
March 5-8 New Orleans US NICAR Conference
March 20-21 Boston US Computation + Journalism Symposium
March 20-22 Boston US Power of Narrative
April 1-5 Perugia Italy International Journalism Conference
May 14-17 Mechelen Belgium EIJC & Dataharvest
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

Job openings:

Location Employer Opening
China Hong Kong Tatler Deputy Editor
China South China Morning Post Data Engineer
UK WSJ Graphics Reporter
US Associated Press Data Intern
US ICFJ Community/Data Manager
US IRE Editorial Director
US Indiana University Informatics Lecturer
US Texas Tribune/ProPublica Data Reporter
US Texas Tribune/ProPublica Research Reporter

Other opportunities:

Deadline Fund
December 3 MIT’s #SpreadingFacts conference
December 4 Apply for Stanford fellowship to address journalism problems
December 13 Submit student data viz examples and get free conference entry
December 13 Apply for European Press Prize
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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