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Take the State of Data Journalism survey

The State of Data Journalism survey is open for its second year of surveying the data journalism community on characteristics, tools, process and more! twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1592490819755593728', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1592490819755593728'), ); The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and is available in English, Arabic, Spanish and Italian. It will close at the end of the year, and the results will be released in early 2023. Happening this week: Nigeria is talking about open source coding Worth a read:

Cumbre Global Sobre Desinformación this week

The Global Summit on Disinformation/Cumbre Global Desinformación 2022 is a free Spanish event taking place virtually this week on November 17. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1588175278596988929', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1588175278596988929'), ); Find out more about the fact-checking specialists presenting at the summit and register on the event site here. Worth a read: With investigative journalism being such a high-stress job, Reporters Without Borders Germany and the taz Panter Foundation established The Rest and Refuge Fellowship program to give journalists from countries with restricted press freedom a paid six month break in Berlin.

H/H, partners awarded $5M in NSF Convergence Accelerator

The Analysis and Response Toolkit for Trust (ARTT), led by researchers at Hacks/Hackers and and the University of Washington, received an additional $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The project recently announced it is advancing to Phase II of the NSF’s Convergence Accelerator. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1577674969274015751', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1577674969274015751'), ); The ARTT Guide, which began development in Phase I of the Accelerator, provides a framework of possible responses for daily conversations around sensitive topics informed by online information analysis.

Watch the AIJC from wherever you are

Greetings, hacks and hackers! The 18th African Investigative Journalism Conference is happening now, and they are livestreaming the plenary session for free! twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1577674969274015751', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1577674969274015751'), ); AIJC is a popular event for not just investigative reporting but also groundbreaking news techniques like AI. If you can’t attend in Johannesburg or watch on YouTube, you can also follow the conference at #AIJC2022. Worth a read: The U.S. Census Bureau’s Open Innovation Labs opened applications for its StatVentures initiative which seeks proposals on how to improve its supply chain data.

OpenRefine calls for improvement proposals

OpenRefine opened a call for proposals to improve its Windows and MacOS packaging, and is offering funding for freelance contractors for the role. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1583473425510969345', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1583473425510969345'), ); OpenRefine is an open-source development based on an original Google tool, and a popular method for cleaning data among data journalists. Worth a read: Over half of Americans who pay directly for news have an income level of over $150K, according to a new survey from Gallup and the Knight Foundation that asked over 5,000 Americans about paying for news.

SRCCON:CARE opens call for participation

Hello, hacks and hackers! SRCCON:CARE is happening online from December 8-9 and is a conference that discusses ways to care for ourselves, our colleagues and our communities. Its call for participation form is open right now through October 25. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1580953325935202306', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1580953325935202306'), ); On the form, you can mark that you’re interested in attending, pitch a session or apply for a stipend to attend. Ticket prices for the conference will start at $75 with a limited number of openly available free scholarship tickets.

Conference for Truth and Trust Online available now

It’s finally here! The Conference for Truth and Trust Online is happening this week on Wednesday, October 12th (online), and the 13th and 14th in Boston. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1569784006744367104', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1569784006744367104'), ); You can still register late to attend on its website, and view the schedule of events here. Worth a read: Eight fact-checking organizations are binding together to form a coalition in Nigeria, Africa’s most populated country, to fight disinformation ahead of its next election.

Jamfest coming up soon

Jamfest, the Journalism and Media Festival based in Johannesburg, is happening this month both virtually and in-person in Johannesburg, South Africa. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1576935100197048324', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1576935100197048324'), ); The virtual portion of Jamfest will happen from October 19-20, while the in-person portion will happen October 24-25. You can sign up here to be notified when registration opens. Worth a read: Mattia Peretti, who manages JournalismAI, wrote a list of ten things to know about AI in journalism with resources on how to incorporate it into your work.

Hacks/Hackers is hiring a Director of Operations

Are you interested in working with Hacks/Hackers? We are hiring! twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1573391706753536000', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1573391706753536000'), ); You can work from anywhere in the world, though you must be authorized to work in the US. We like to think we’re a fun, forward-thinking and dynamic organization, so please pass the word to anyone you think might be interested! Worth a read: A Poynter opinion piece looked at ways local news outlets have helped communities by generating more civic engagement, increasing diverse representation and fostering accountability among journalists.

ONA happening this week

Hello, hacks and hackers! The Online News Association (ONA) is having their annual conference this week from Sept. 21-24 in Los Angeles! twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1568239065895682054', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1568239065895682054'), ); Even if you’re not attending, you can participate in resources like their Resume Drop, which puts up your resume in front of recruiters attending the conference. Follow #OJA22 for updates. Worth a read: Public Health Review Morning Edition, a daily podcast covering public health, interviewed Connie Moon Sehat, one of the principal investigators on the ARTT Project, a joint effort by Hacks/Hackers and the University of Washington.