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Attend the first News Philanthropy Summit

The Lenfest Institute is announcing its inaugural News Philanthropy Summit - a virtual conference focused on fundraising in news. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1422556498404777988', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1422556498404777988'), ); The conference will take place from November 3-4 this year, is free to attend, and open to all. Worth a read: Storytelling With Data compiled their top data visualization articles from the past few years, including posts on the difference between histograms and bar charts, what a line chart is and how to create a shaded range chart in Excel.

The GIJN Conference moves online

It’s time for another event, hacks and hackers! Registration is now open for the Global Investigative Journalism Conference, happening virtually from November 1-5. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1432968328893583367', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1432968328893583367'), ); Early bird registration tickets are $100 and open through September 20, and student tickets are $50. Register to attend here. Worth a read: Poynter conducted a survey of 167 journalists and found that the definition of journalistic objectivity is changing.

Broadcast news adapts to streaming

Hello, hacks and hackers! CNN is hiring 200 journalists to help launch its news-streaming service CNN+, which plans to launch in the first quarter of 2022. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1430931294108602370', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1430931294108602370'), ); The cable network is also hiring hundreds of specialists in production, engineering, technology, marketing and analytics. It plans to create 8-12 hours of live programming every day to meet audiences that have moved away from televisions and onto streaming platforms.

Hire Open News for your team next year

Hello, hacks and hackers! SRCCON is over for the year, but the OpenNews team is available for hire for next year. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1422599392167665668', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1422599392167665668'), ); The group can help design event experiences, facilitate gatherings, coach on community design, and other inclusive practices for journalism and technology. Worth a read: If you or any journalists you know are currently in Afghanistan, you can find a list of resources here from GIJN on how to safely evacuate.

300 issues of Hacks Hackers news

Welcome, hacks and hackers, to the 300th issue of the Hacks/Hackers newsletter! twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1426284257287225348', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1426284257287225348'), ); Please encourage your friends and fellow news nerds to subscribe or spread the word. And you can always find all 300 issues on the H/H website. Thank you to everyone who makes this community a success! Happening this week: Uganda is examining the Digital Human Rights Lab’s work Worth a read:

In honor of Siyabonga Africa

Welcome, hacks and hackers. We would like to mourn the passing of Siyabonga Africa, a co-founder of the Hacks/Hackers Johannesburg group and a leader in the Hacks/Hackers Africa community. Siya was active in Hacks/Hackers for almost 10 years, while advocating for news innovation as a leader at Code for Africa and the South Africa Media Innovation Program. He will be enormously missed. Worth a read: This GIJN guide on personal archiving includes tips for how to archive source files during an investigation, and includes resources for preserving articles, videos and podcasts.

New research on local news and curation algorithms

We have news, hacks and hackers! Earlier this year, H/H helped organize a series of conversations on the surfacing of local news, with the Credibility Coalition and the Nieman Foundation at Harvard. The discussion included journalists from a variety of outlets, most of them local news, and representatives of several major tech platforms. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1420543435723874309', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1420543435723874309'), ); You can read about the results in “An Introduction to Schemas for Journalists,” written by Hacks/Hackers' Samantha Sunne, and “Bridging the Divide Between Local News and Online Platforms” by Michael Blanding.

New jobs in Africa, Europe, US or anywhere

Good news, hacks and hackers! We have lots of job openings this week, including several that can be worked from anywhere. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1418294880669814789', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1418294880669814789'), ); Happening this week: Nairobi is talking about high-impact, award-winning projects Nigeria is using maps as digital forensic tools Worth a read: A graphics editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer who’s worked there for over three decades talks about how the transition to make graphics for digital audiences first with Datawrapper changed the workflow of their newsroom.

Fellowships for the GIJC

The Global Investigative Journalism Conference isn’t until November, but GIJN is offering scholarships for journalists in developing and transitioning countries. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1414602715108421634', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1414602715108421634'), ); If you are in another country, regular registration will open soon. The event will take place online from November 1st to 5th. Worth a read: Asking sources for responses as you wrap up an investigation can be daunting, especially when dealing with dangerous subjects, so GIJN asked experts for tips on how to best reach out.

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.