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Signature Week at NAHJ

Hello, hacks and hackers! The National Association of Hispanic Journalists, based in the US, is holding the signature week of its five-week-long conference. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1413504414975889415', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1413504414975889415'), ); Conference sessions are being broadcast online in English and Spanish, and it’s not too late to register. Worth a read: Data visualization can be a matter of life and death when used to make decisions - like when a misleading table led NASA to go through with the fatal Challenger launch.

SRCCON CFP now open

The SRCCON Call for Proposals is now open! You can propose a session or apply for a stipend on their site here by July 16. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1410622354749890564', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1410622354749890564'), ); This year’s SRCCON conference will take place online from August 11-13. Worth a read: GIJN’s latest guide is a nine-chapter walkthrough dedicated to covering illegal wildlife trafficking around the world, and includes topics such as utilizing social media and mitigating myths.

The latest and greatest in audience insights

It’s here, hacks and hackers! The Reuters Digital News Report is out for 2021, with deep insights on media consumption and trust around the world. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1407631513831804930', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1407631513831804930'), ); Plus: Code for Africa is hosting a release party on the report’s findings in Nigeria. You can join the general conversation on the #DNR2021 hashtag. Happening this week: Quito is talking about how the media responds to conflict Worth a read:

ONA this week

Hello, hacks and hackers! The Online News Association is holding its conference virtually this week from the 22-25. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1405593672725504006', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1405593672725504006'), ); If you missed it, registration is still open, and you can follow the conference at #ONA21. Happening this week: Nigeria is managing digital security Nairobi is analyzing air pollution data Worth a read: Nieman Lab wrote a guide that explains the tactics online platforms like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter are using to manage disinformation.

Global Media Forum goes hybrid this week

Welcome back, hacks and hackers! The Global Media Forum is happening this week in a hybrid format - meaning both online and in person. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1402957716889358338', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1402957716889358338'), ); It’s one of the first journalism/tech-related conferences to meet in person since NICAR 2020. Most attendees will be online, although you can attend in person in Bonn, Germany. Registration is free and open now. Worth a read: With all the tragedy from the past year, it’s been integral for journalists to find ways to humanize data and trends so that they’re impactful.

Meeting online and off

Hello, hacks and hackers! While some parts of the world are beginning to meet in person again, many are not, and Hacks/Hackers wants to encourage everyone to meet and greet safely. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1396329965835141123', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1396329965835141123'), ); If you are an organizer of a local Hacks/Hackers group, please get in touch about using our paid Zoom account! It can accommodate up to 500 attendees without a time limit. Worth a read:

Sign up for INN Days

Hello, hacks and hackers! The Institute for Nonprofit News has announced their free, virtual INN Days conference is happening June 9th and 10th this year to talk about the future of nonprofit journalism. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1397222508089253890', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1397222508089253890'), ); They also just released their first-ever impact report that shows how within 10 years, independent, nonprofit newsrooms will produce a significant share of the civic news that Americans consume. Worth a read:

Meetups in Nairobi, Nigeria, Dar es Salaam and Taipei

Welcome, hacks and hackers! There are a lot of local events next week, including workshops on Open Data Kit in Nigeria and Datasette in Taipei. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1393483793256919041', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1393483793256919041'), ); You can also discuss ethical principles with H/H Nairobi and Covid misinformation with H/H Dar es Salaam. Happening this week: Nigeria is using Open Data Kit Dar es Salaam is countering Covid misinfo Nairobi is studying ethics principles Taipei is holding a workshop on Datasette Worth a read:

A lunchtime lecture with HH London

Hello, hacks and hackers! This Friday, H/H LDN will be holding their first Ted Talk-style virtual lunch meetup. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1392477882149113863', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1392477882149113863'), ); It is lunchtime in the UK, but open for anyone to join, and the first topic will be local journalism. Happening this week: London is talking about the state of local journalism Worth a read: Since sites are always changing on the internet, it’s advantageous to be an expert at the Wayback Machine.

More opportunities for local reporters

Hello, hacks and hackers! The Washington Post is looking for reporters to contribute to a special issue surfacing local news in the US. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1389957013015252994', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1389957013015252994'), ); If you missed it last week, the Solutions Journalism Network is also offering funding for local reporting in news deserts. Worth a read: YouTube announced a plan to invest $7 million in journalism with two year-long initiatives that help individual journalists and newsrooms create news on the platform.