Hacks/Hackers Taipei holds AI event

Hacks/Hackers Taipei is holding an event on AI, both in person and streaming on their Facebook page. The meetup will feature three speakers and registration is open for those in Taiwan. Worth a read: A survey of journalists revealed their frustrations with academic research on journalism, citing it as irrelevant, impractical and inaccessible, while also acknowledging that it could provide helpful new insights to the industry. With a record number of media jobs cut this year, Phoebe Gavin, a former media employee turned career coach, created a free hour-long workshop on how to “layoff-proof your career” by preparing a solid foundation.

Join ONA's AI online meetup

The Online News Association is holding an online event with the Associated Press’s Local News AI team. The 90-minute meetup will feature success stories from local news outlets using artificial intelligence and a panel from experts. It is free for ONA members and $25 for nonmembers. Worth a read: Last week, Canada passed a law that would require online platforms to pay for showing links to news articles from Canadian outlets to Canadian citizens, prompting Meta and Google to respond by pulling Canadian news from their sites altogether.

Tipsheets from IRE conference available

The annual Investigative Reporters & Editors Conference happened last week in Orlando, Florida. As always, IRE uploaded many of the sessions' tipsheets and audio recordings on their website. They also announced the winners of the 2022 IRE Awards, which recognize “the most outstanding watchdog journalism of the year.” Winners this year include the BBC, Al Jazeera, the Associated Press and the OCCRP. Worth a read: The Global Investigative Journalism Network is commemorating its 20th anniversary by combining its annual report with a larger look at its progress as an organization over the last two decades.

The RISJ Digital News Report is out

The Oxford Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism published its annual Digital News Report last week, which interviewed 93,000 respondents from 46 markets across the globe to learn more on how audiences are consuming news. To read highlights from the report, RISJ created a Twitter thread here with data and takeaways from the study. Worth a read: Many younger people are turning to TikTok for their news. Reuters wrote about how content creators can monetize their news content on TikTok while job security at most major media orgs is dwindling.

AI Accountability Fellowships now open

Applications are now open for the 2023-2024 AI Accountability Fellowships, hosted by The AI Accountability Network at The Pulitzer Center! The fellowships are open to journalists around the world, and 10 fellows will be chosen to pursue an AI-related reporting project over 10 months. Fellows receive up to $20,000 to support their projects, and the deadline to apply is July 1. Worth a read: One of the events at this past weekend’s Media Party Chicago was a hackathon dedicated to using AI 4 News.

Join us at Media Party Chicago this weekend

This weekend, Media Party Chicago will gather entrepreneurs, journalists, developers and designers to talk about cutting-edge topics like synthetic media, generative AI, local news revitalization, misinformation and more. We are offering free tickets for Hacks/Hackers subscribers using the promo code: hackshackers. It’s not too late - join us in Chicago from June 8-10! Worth a read: The Africa Data Hub created several different publicly available online courses to teach data journalism fundamentals, including topics like a beginner’s guide to creating maps, an introduction to “interviewing” data and more!

Help UW researchers with this survey

The University of Washington, which often partners with us at H/H, is seeking experts in communication and misinformation response to understand how they would choose different response strategies given different conversation contexts on social media. To fill out the screener survey, click here. If selected, you would be asked to complete another 15-20 minute online survey and be rewarded with a $30 gift card. If you have questions about it, please contact rzhong98@uw.

Media Party Chicago schedule is live! AI and news speakers from AP, BBC, Hugging Face, many more

Media Party Chicago is coming up on June 8-10! The event includes workshops, lightning talks, a hackathon and more. The schedule is now live, with more than 70 speakers including from The Associated Press, BBC, Google, Hugging Face, Steamship, Open News, News Product Alliance, American Press Institute and many, many more. We are offering 20 free tickets for Hacks/Hackers subscribers using the promo code: hackshackers. Be quick! The free tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Apply to attend The Data Institute

If you’re looking to beef up your data, design and code skills, The Data Institute is open! The Center for Journalism & Democracy and the Ida B. Wells Society run this free, in-person workshop for two weeks in July. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1656750055263465487', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1656750055263465487'), ); The program offers travel costs to and from D.C. along with a $1,000 stipend for participants. Applications are open through May 24. Worth a read:

Hacks/Hackers is hiring a partnerships coordinator

Hacks/Hackers is hiring! We’re looking for a Partnerships Coordinator for the Analysis and Response for Trust Tool. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1655691683928117249', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1655691683928117249'), ); The ARTT Project is a National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator grant winner, and the new role will help manage relationships among the ARTT team as well as partners and stakeholders. Applications are open now and the start date is planned for mid-June. Worth a read: “Generative” AI, the tools that write text, are creating a lot of media buzz, but there are many (many) more potential uses for the technology.