Apply this week for the European Media Blend Hackathon

Mar 21, 2023

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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.

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. It is one of the more public postings of this type, which have become more common.
  • Hundreds of media outlets have shut down in Venezuela since Hugo Chavez was elected in 1998. Lack of funding and government-enforced closures prompted a wide migration to digital media, which has exploded in recent years.
  • Elon Musk set Twitter’s press email to auto respond to questions with nothing but a poop emoji. The policy is part of a larger trend from Twitter and Musk’s other companies to ignore questions from journalists.


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