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Media Party is going global

Media Party is going global! The hands-on celebration of journalism and technology that has brought more than 10,000 people to Buenos Aires over the past decade is coming to the United States. Media Party Chicago conference happens June 8-10. Mark your calendars and sign up for updates here. Media Party has been a benchmark for digital media innovation since it began in 2012, facilitating the intersection between technology, journalism and storytelling – and the weird people who live between all these spaces.

ProPublica launches training program for investigative editors

ProPublica is launching a new, yearlong Investigative Editor Training Program for up to ten journalists from around the U.S. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1603507718454648833', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1603507718454648833'), ); The program will kick off with a five-day bootcamp in their New York office in June, then continue with remote Zoom sessions throughout the year. Applications open on February 1. Worth a read: Data Haiti is a new upcoming project from The Derisk Venture Studio, in collaboration with Datawheel, to collect and visualize public data relevant to Haiti, inspired by Data USA.

European media hackathon open for projects

Applications are now open for the European Media hackathon Media Blend, which is a three-day competition for media managers, journalists and technologists to explore tech-powered solutions that improve and enhance journalism operations, sustainability, production and storytelling. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1615997541467754497', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1615997541467754497'), ); The main event will take place in Vienna, Austria in late May, and winning projects can win grants of €5,000. The deadline for applications is March 17.

Enter the Global Shining Light Awards

Every two years, the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) honors outstanding investigative journalism in a developing or transitioning country, done under threat, duress or in the direst of conditions with its Global Shining Light Award. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1610215642904371200', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1610215642904371200'), ); Submissions must have been broadcast or published between January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2022, and the deadline to submit is February 28, 2023. Find out more about the past winners, submission criteria and prizes on its site here.

National News Literacy Week coming soon

The fourth annual National News Literacy Week (NLNW) is coming up in the US on January 23-27th. NLNW consists of a variety of online and in-person events for educators, students and the public to learn about media literacy. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1607375813451579393', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1607375813451579393'), ); One event features newsroom leaders discussing past mistakes and what they’ve learned to build greater trust with their audiences, and another spotlights Chicago news outlets and how they’ve built trust in their communities.

Google and YouTube launch fact checking fund

Google and YouTube recently announced a $13 million launching a new Global Fact Check Fund for the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at Poynter. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1597619144538603520', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1597619144538603520'), ); The fund will open up in early 2023 for IFCN member organizations, which includes 135 fact-checking organizations across 65 countries and 80 languages. Worth a read: Data scientists compiled information from the players and clubs in the World Cup and created some network diagrams while detailing their process in a blogpost on Nightingale.

Roundups, publications and predictions for 2023

Happy New Year, hacks and hackers! It’s the end of one calendar year and the beginning of a new one, so here is a roundup of other roundups from the year behind us. Worth a read: Our anti-misinformation partners at MisinfoCon posted a roundup of their activities during 2022, including partnerships at Mozfest, the International Journalism Festival and other events. Nieman Lab published their yearly predictions for 2023, including AI tools, DEI efforts, and Gen Z influence.

Get a first look at the News Nerd Survey

Over 600 journalists participated in Open News’ 2022 News Nerd Survey, which looks at how the community of news developers, designers, editors, data analysts and product folks is faring. Though the full results will be released sometime in 2023, Open News compiled some early takeaways from the survey results. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1603856490804174874', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1603856490804174874'), ); The European Journalism Centre is also collecting insights on the community in its State of Data Journalism Survey that’s open through December 31, and available to take in English, Spanish, Arabic and Italian.

RJI fellowships open soon

The Reynolds Journalism Institute offers fellowships for creating innovative projects for community centered news, journalists and the communities they serve. Applications open on January 1 for grant allowances from $25,000 to $100,000. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1593326726083334144', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1593326726083334144'), ); Residential fellowships last 12 months, and remote fellowships are for 8 months. The deadline to apply is February 3, and fellows will begin in July. Happening this week: Nigeria is using Google Analytics for decision making Quito is talking about misinformation in Latin America Worth a read:

A new team up from AP and SJN

The Solutions Journalism Network Exchange is an open exchange of solutions-based journalism articles. The exchange allows any newsroom to republish the stories for free as a public service, with credit to the original author and outlet. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1372534250386300934', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1372534250386300934'), ); Starting this week, it’s becoming a part of the Associated Press’ StoryShare program. Any news org with media insurance can contribute or republish articles from the site. Find out more on how the program works.