Covering the coronavirus outbreak

Mar 7, 2020

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Hello, hacks and hackers! Coronavirus has reached the journalism world, and hacks and hackers around the world are getting ready. Splice, SXSW and the International Journalism Festival have been canceled.

The events listed in this newsletter will be updated with any changes. Read below for tips and techniques for covering your community.

Worth a read:

  • The International Fact-Checking Network is compiling fact-checks on the coronavirus. You can subscribe to the reports from all kinds of languages around the world on their Twitter list (ICFN)
  • Coronavirus-related products are “spreading quickly,” as Nieman Lab put it, and there are now many web apps, podcasts, newsletters and other news products to learn from (Nieman Lab)
  • Twitter, a very popular social media network for journalists and journalism, is debuting its own version of “stories” found on Snapchat and Instagram (TechCrunch)

Job openings:

Location Employer Opening
Anywhere ICIJ Development manager
Anywhere INN Index director
Hong Kong SCMP Production editor
Japan WSJ Tech reporter
UK Reuters Digital producer
US Washington Post AI and algorithms reporter
US Quartz Creative production producer
US Reveal Digital designer
US Texas Tribune Project manager
US Grist Director of innovation

Upcoming events:

Month Day City Country Event
March 18-20 Johannesburg South Africa JamFest
March 20-21 Boston US Computation + Journalism Symposium
March 20-22 Boston US Power of Narrative
March 27-28 Atlanta US NewsQ Hackathon
April 3 Bloomington US Midwest Journalism Conference
April 5-6 DC US Society for News Design Conference
April 20-23 London UK O’Reilly Strata Data & AI Conference
April 23 Austin US Code Before the Vote Hackathon
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
May 29-31 Montreal Canada Canadian Associations of Journalists Conference

Other opportunities:

Deadline 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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