Readings on data science, data viz and data feminism

Feb 16, 2020

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Welcome back, hacks and hackers! If you’re in the London area, Hacks/Hackers London is asking for input on how to be inclusive and engaging.

They’re also meeting this Wednesday to talk about audience engagement - find out more details on their Eventbrite page here.

Worth a read:

  • Towards Data Science wrote a quick, simple guide that visualizes and explains how six of the most popular machine learning models work (Towards Data Science)
  • Data Feminism is a new book publishing later this year that explores data science and data ethics thru the lens of intersectional feminism, and you can read a pre-publication excerpt here (Nightingale)
  • The Economist wrote up a piece about how they translate data vizzes into compelling Instagram posts by doing things like keeping consistent colors and writing copy that engages their audience (The Economist)

Job openings:

Location Employer Opening
South Africa Lowveld Media Senior Journalist
US Atlas Obscura Junior Web Dev
US Atlas Obscura Senior Web Dev
US Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Projects Editor
US Cincinnati Business Courier Data Editor
US Honolulu Star-Advertiser Multimedia Journalist
US Jacksonville Business Journal Data Reporter
US Memphis Business Journal Lead Designer
US Pittsburgh Business Times Digital Producer
US Project on Government Oversight Director of Research
US University of Mississippi Professor of Social Media and Data Analytics

Upcoming events:

Month Day City Country Event
February 17-19 Fort Worth US Mega-Conference
February 18-20 Chiang Mai Thailand Splice Asian Media Conference
February 22 Washington, DC US MisinfoCon @ NASEM
February 25-26 London UK DataViz Live
March 5-8 New Orleans US NICAR Conference
March 6-7 Johannesburg South Africa satRday
March 20-21 Boston US Computation + Journalism Symposium
March 20-22 Boston US Power of Narrative
April 1-5 Perugia Italy International Journalism Conference
April 3 Bloomington US Midwest Journalism Conference
April 5-6 Washington, DC US Society for News Design Conference
April 20-23 London UK O’Reilly Strata Data & AI Conference
April 24-25 Austin US International Symposium on Online Journalism
May 4-8 Geneva Switzerland AI For Good Summit
May 14-15 Charlotte US Collaborative Journalism Summit
May 14-17 Mechelen Belgium EIJC & Dataharvest

Other opportunities:

Deadline Fund
February 16 Women’s/LGBTQ Rights Data Journalism Fellowship
February 28 $3,000 prize for freedom of information reporting
February 29 Congo Basin Rainforest Journalism Fund
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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