Media Party Chicago schedule is live! AI and news speakers from AP, BBC, Hugging Face, many more

Media Party Chicago is coming up on June 8-10! The event includes workshops, lightning talks, a hackathon and more. The schedule is now live, with more than 70 speakers including from The Associated Press, BBC, Google, Hugging Face, Steamship, Open News, News Product Alliance, American Press Institute and many, many more. We are offering 20 free tickets for Hacks/Hackers subscribers using the promo code: hackshackers. Be quick! The free tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Apply to attend The Data Institute

If you’re looking to beef up your data, design and code skills, The Data Institute is open! The Center for Journalism & Democracy and the Ida B. Wells Society run this free, in-person workshop for two weeks in July. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1656750055263465487', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1656750055263465487'), ); The program offers travel costs to and from D.C. along with a $1,000 stipend for participants. Applications are open through May 24. Worth a read:

Hacks/Hackers is hiring a partnerships coordinator

Hacks/Hackers is hiring! We’re looking for a Partnerships Coordinator for the Analysis and Response for Trust Tool. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1655691683928117249', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1655691683928117249'), ); The ARTT Project is a National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator grant winner, and the new role will help manage relationships among the ARTT team as well as partners and stakeholders. Applications are open now and the start date is planned for mid-June. Worth a read: “Generative” AI, the tools that write text, are creating a lot of media buzz, but there are many (many) more potential uses for the technology.

Anika Gupta joins the Hacks/Hackers board

We are excited to announce that Anika Gupta is joining the Hacks/Hackers Board of Directors! twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1653425743156658178', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1653425743156658178'), ); Anika launched Hacks/Hackers India in 2012, where she worked as a journalist in New Delhi. She wrote a book about online communities, “How to Handle a Crowd,” and currently works as a business and product strategy consultant for news and social media startups. You can follow her on Twitter at @DigitalAnika.

New findings from the News Nerd Survey

A new installment of analysis from OpenNews’ News Nerd Survey is here, and this one hones in on the salaries of journalist-coder hybrids. They found that compensation is the top motivator for news nerds leaving jobs, and that the gender pay gap among coders remains stark. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1648744023778115584', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1648744023778115584'), ); Read overall findings from the survey here, which had 603 respondents, mostly from the U.S. Worth a read:

A new round of WikiCred projects

The WikiCred project supports research, software projects and Wikimedia events that focus on improving information literacy and credibility on the internet and beyond. New WikiCred projects for 2023 are being announced regularly on the MisinfoCon blog. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1648403470746288136', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1648403470746288136'), ); WikiCred offers microgrants to individuals and teams for pilot projects on how to support credibility on the internet using Wikimedia. Happening this week: Nigeria is training journalists on social inclusion Worth a read:

Registration is open for Media Party Chicago

You can register now for Media Party Chicago, the first Hacks/Hackers Media Party in the US! twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1645465365827186690', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1645465365827186690'), ); The conference will spotlight three days of keynotes, workshops, panels and lightning talks. Registration is open on Eventbrite. Worth a read: Mapping measures of inequality, like internet access by US counties during the pandemic, can directly lead to systemic impact. Cases like these inspired the creation of American Inequality - a publication that brings awareness of US inequality topics using data visualizations.

April conferences coming up

Happy April, hacks and hackers! There are two worldwide conferences happening this month - the International Symposium on Online Journalism (April 14-15) and the International Journalism Festival (April 19-23). twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1642655648595812353', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1642655648595812353'), ); You can always find details of other journalism events happening this year at the bottom of this newsletter Worth a read: Twitter was supposed to take away legacy verified checkmarks on April 1. Though they didn’t quite do that, they did remove the New York Times’ checkmark.

Apply this week for the European Media Blend Hackathon

Hello, hacks and hackers! If you are based in Europe, the Media Development Foundation and the International Press Institute want you to apply for their Media Blend Hackathon. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1618233657742987267', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1618233657742987267'), ); Prizes go up to 15,000 Euro and participants will be eligible to apply for the IPI’s New Media Incubator. Applications are open through Friday! Worth a read: The Washington Post has hired its first accessibility engineer, who will work to solidify the Post’s tools and processes for making its content more accessible.

Propose a session for Media Party Chicago

Hello, hacks and hackers! The Buenos Aires Media Party is coming to Chicago, and we are looking for speakers. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1637756233091362817', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1637756233091362817'), ); The CFP is open through the end of the month, so get your proposals in now! Worth a read: The Markup published a step-by-step tutorial on how to build datasets using undocumented APIs on the web for journalists, with several examples of investigative stories they published that relied on APIs.