Solutions Specialists, the coronavirus and a new global call

Feb 2, 2020

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Hello, hacks and hackers! If you’re looking for an interesting new opportunity, the Solutions Journalism Network is hiring six Solutions Specialists to work part time, and remotely, on their Solutions Story Tracker. The deadline to apply is this Thursday.

Also, the monthly global open call is happening this Wednesday at 12 pm US EST. Join us if you can!

Worth a read:

  • Github user Andrei Kashcha developed a tool to display street maps for any city in the world using OpenStreetMap (Github)
  • Engineers on the NYT R&D team created a social media feed prototype that used blockchain to fetch and display metadata behind photos, making it easier to identify fakes (NiemanLab)
  • To increase public knowledge and decrease public panic, paying careful attention to design when communicating information about health risks like coronavirus is vital for public safety (Fast Company)

Job openings:

Location Employer Opening
Anywhere openDemocracy Women’s/LGBTQ Rights Data Journalism Fellowship
Anywhere Solutions Journalism Network Solutions Specialists
US Bloomberg News Automation Content Engineer
US Colorado Public Radio Audio Innovation Editor
US ProPublica Art Director
US Reveal Data Reporter
US Reveal Digital Designer and Producer
US The 19th Multiple openings
US Vox Director of Product
US WSJ Graphics Editor

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 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 3 Sigma Data Journalism Awards
February 15 Africa Digital Rights & Inclusion Media Fellowship
February 15 IJP Germany-Africa Fellowship
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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