The News Nerd Survey is out

The results of OpenNews’ 2022 News Nerd Survey are here! Over 600 news nerds responded, and the OpenNews team created graphics showing snapshots of the community including demographics, work environment and industry priorities. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1632162854966009860', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1632162854966009860'), ); Plus, OpenNews-adjacent MozFest is happening next week, and you can tune in online. Worth a read: Nieman Lab wrote about the scale of destruction caused by Gannett in the past few years on its local newspapers and flagship USA TODAY, including figures like USA TODAY’s daily circulation going from 2,632,392 in Q3 2018 to 180,381 in Q3 2022.

Media Party Chicago opens call for proposals

The brand new Media Party Chicago has opened its call for proposals for journalists, developers, entrepreneurs and civic hackers to lead workshops and lightning talks related to media innovation. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1631047857213181954', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1631047857213181954'), ); The first stateside Hacks/Hackers Media Party is happening June 8-10th, and the deadline for proposal submissions is March 31st! Registration will open on March 20th. Happening this week: East Africa is meeting up Worth a read:

Media Party Chicago opens Call for Proposals

Media Party is calling for journalists, developers, entrepreneurs and civic hackers to apply to lead sessions at the first-ever event in Chicago from June 8–10. The deadline for workshops and lightning talk proposals is March 31, 2023. The core of Media Party is “media innovation” and this year the conference will focus on the intersection between AI, journalism and democracy. Some of the themes around this include: generative AI, AI ethics, AI security and privacy.

New grants for DocumentCloud projects

MuckRock is opening a second round of Gateway Grants for projects that use DocumentCloud to inform readers and/or preserve access to public records. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1628443250448031744', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1628443250448031744'), ); This round of grants will total $50,000 for DocumentCloud-related projects and $150,000 for journalism projects overall. Applications are open for the next few weeks. Worth a read: In Part 2 of Gallup and Knight Foundation’s American Views survey, they found that the majority of Americans hold an unfavorable view of news media and think organizations intend to mislead, misinform or persuade the public.

HH Taipei and GIJN opportunities

Hacks/Hackers Taipei recently celebrated their sixth anniversary at their Annual Sharing Session. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1624380239995338752', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1624380239995338752'), ); Also, the deadline to apply for a fellowship to attend the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden is February 28. Any journalist from a developing or transitioning country can apply, and the fellowship covers travel, registration and meals for the conference, which will take place September 19-22. Worth a read:

The Media Party coming to the US!

The Hacks/Hackers Media Party, which has taken place in Buenos Aires almost every year over the past decade, is going global! The Media Party Chicago conference will take place from June 8-10. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1622656614686932993', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1622656614686932993'), ); The very popular event brings together entrepreneurs, journalists, developers and designers for events focused on the intersection among technology, journalism and storytelling. You can sign up for Chicago updates on the conference website.

Funding for European solutions journalism projects

The European Journalism Centre has launched a call for applications for round 2 of its Solutions Journalism Accelerator - a program that delivered grant funding, mentoring, resources and knowledge transfer to support solutions-focused journalism at European news organizations. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1617817464099983360', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1617817464099983360'), ); The deadline to apply is February 21, and grant recipients can receive up to 130,000 euros along with a year of support for their projects. Visit its site to learn more and to look at grant-winning projects from the first cohort.

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.