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More major conferences are now online

When a door closes, hacks and hackers, another one opens! Recently ONA announced its 2020 conference will be happening online. Not only that, but the event has been spread out over the first two weeks of October, so you can attend while balancing other needs in your life. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1263561737447501824', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1263561737447501824'), ); The AI for Good Summit followed a similar principle. Instead of attending the summit in Switzerland, you can register for an ongoing series of talks and interactive discussions.

May 31, 2020

Learn new skills from fellow hacks and hackers

Hope you’re staying safe, hacks and hackers! There are two cool online meetups coming up next week, from the Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nigeria umbrella groups. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1263862979495370756', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1263862979495370756'), ); If you want to learn about health and safety online, and are in a somewhat similar time zone, go ahead and register below. The week ahead: Dar es Salaam is sharing health tips (online) Nigeria is staying safe on the web (online) Worth a read:

May 24, 2020

Join Hacks/Hackers webinars online

Welcome again, hacks and hackers! While some countries and regions are starting to meet in person again, online meetups are continuing apace. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1260863919268249603', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1260863919268249603'), ); London has reached more than 100 people with their online webinars, and you can join the next one on Wednesday. The week ahead: London is discussing investigative journalism techniques online Worth a read: Three disinformation experts talk about how social media platforms are responding to the infodemic caused by coronavirus-related disinformation being spread online (NBC News) Poynter compiled a list of resources, training and funding to assist journalists with coronavirus coverage, and plans to keep it updated as opportunities open (Poynter) The Atlantic published an in-depth feature on QAnon, a conspiracy theory group whose origins and spread are directly related to the prevalence of internet communities such as 4chan (The Atlantic) twttr.

May 17, 2020

Apply for a credibility grant

Welcome back, hacks and hackers! Our frequent collaborators, the organizers of WikiConference North America, have opened a second round of funding for WikiCred grants. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1256256198870999040', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1256256198870999040'), ); These grants range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars and support projects that increase credibility on the web, especially in regards to Wikipedia. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis, so apply soon! Worth a read:

May 10, 2020

New remote jobs and the next global call

Howdy, hacks and hackers! This week, we found more remote jobs than jobs in person. Work anywhere around the world at cool places like GIJN, the Washington Post and High Country News. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1255195837287804931', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1255195837287804931'), ); And don’t forget, anyone is welcome to join our global call next Wednesday. We’ll be discussing the MisinfoCon Slack channel and upcoming changes to Meetup groups. Worth a read: DataJournalism.com partnered with Craig Newmark Philanthropies to publish their first Verification Handbook.

May 3, 2020

More conferences move online

If you haven’t heard, SRCCON is moving online. So are the joint NABJxNAHJ conference and the Collaborative Journalism Summit happening next month. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1253359937142603782', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1253359937142603782'), ); Luckily, that might mean you can attend conferences you’ve never attended before. Use the Upcoming Events list in this newsletter to keep track of updated journalism events. Updated events: SRCCON is moving online The week ahead: Brisbane is talking COVID-19 data viz (online) Worth a read:

Apr 26, 2020

Relief funds for local news orgs

Hello, hacks and hackers! The Google News Initiative (GNI) created a Global Journalism Emergency Relief Fund to financially assist local news organizations that are struggling to stay afloat while covering COVID-19 in their communities. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1250318949423517696', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1250318949423517696'), ); Publishers from anywhere in the world can apply for funding by April 29, and you can find informational videos about the fund in several different languages on GNI’s YouTube channel.

Apr 19, 2020

New freelance and remote job opportunities

Greetings, hacks and hackers. We’re hoping everyone is staying safe. There has been a lot of upheaval in the news industry lately - even more than usual. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1247497250898677760', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1247497250898677760'), ); We included an especially large collection of freelance and remote jobs this week, so please check it out or share with fellow journos in need. The week ahead: London is visualizing coronavirus cases (online) Nigeria is fact-checking coronavirus information (online) Worth a read:

Apr 12, 2020

How to keep in touch while staying at home

Hello, hacks and hackers! We hope everyone is staying safe. Some local Hacks/Hackers groups have started holding meetups online. If you’re thinking about doing the same, keep these tips in mind: Get a paid account for more security. Marcela Kunova, who organized the recent virtual meetup for H/H Brighton, said free accounts can leave you too vulnerable to hackers and “Zoom bombers.” Poll your community to see which platform to use.

Apr 6, 2020

H/H Brighton is back, and it's online

Hello, hacks and hackers! The Hacks/Hackers Brighton group is rebooting with a virtual meetup this Tuesday. Join in online to talk about audience engagement and monetizing online content. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1238151749241901056', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1238151749241901056'), ); Reminder that applications are still open for COVID-19 coverage grants from the Pulitzer Center and WikiCred grants for Wikipedia credibility solutions. Updated events: Global Media Forum 2020 has been canceled Worth a read:

Mar 29, 2020