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The year comes to an end

It’s that time of year, hacks and hackers! 2021 is reaching its end, and many news nerd groups are wrapping it up. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1473042910115471364', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1473042910115471364'), ); Worth a read: GIJN’s Resource Center compiled a list of their top 12 guides and tipsheets from this year, including their grants & fellowships page, a tutorial on using the internet archive, a guide to covering illegal wildlife tracking and so much more.

What is a tech journalism job?

Happy Sunday, hacks and hackers! This newsletter shares dozens of jobs in “tech journalism” - but what does that mean? twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1469047820892000256', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1469047820892000256'), ); The Houston Chronicle’s data visualization editor posted a tweet thread and Q&A on this very subject. Worth a read: This fast.ai blog post looks at the importance of information resilience - the ability to find and fix problems in data sourcing, sharing, transforming, analyzing and consuming - by using a case study of a failed UK COVID tracking app.

Submit proposals for the NPA summit

The News Product Alliance is holding its annual summit online on March 10 and 11, and opened its call for session proposals. You can find out more about what kind of proposals they’re looking for in their proposal guide, and the deadline to submit is December 15. Worth a read: The Solutions Journalism Network created an interactive playbook with case studies and strategies about how to generate revenue from solutions-oriented reporting.

New data journalism survey out

DataJournalism.com is launching a new survey to examine The State of Data Journalism in 2021. You can find out more about the survey and take it on their site here. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1460940485850275840', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1460940485850275840'), ); The survey hopes to target data journalists, editors, students and educators across the globe to find out tools they’re using, challenges they’re facing, entryways into the industry and more. Worth a read: Misinformation researchers are writing about “fossil fuel solutionism” - fossil fuel companies using their social media platforms to subtly spread misinformation about the climate crisis by cherry-picking data and talking points.

Tipsheets and tips from GIJC 2021

Greetings, hacks and hackers! The Global Investigative Journalism Conference is over for this year, but GIJN has uploaded nearly 200 tipsheets and presentations online. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1461243294789382146', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1461243294789382146'), ); The content includes guides, session recordings and more than 30 stories reported in seven languages. Worth a read: This writeup from Towards Data Science goes over how to analyze high resolution satellite imagery data with QGIS to look at waste dumps and landfills in several countries.

Work with Hacks/Hackers

Hacks/Hackers is hiring a remote Project Area Research Coordinator to help wrangle research communications and resources for a software prototype aimed at helping users engage in conversations around vaccine efficacy. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1458829480974290948', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1458829480974290948'), ); The position will last six months, but may be extended with additional project funding. Applications will be reviewed starting November 22nd on a rolling basis, with a start date of January 10th. Happening this week:

New jobs around the world

Hello, hacks and hackers! The AP is hiring for a variety of positions around the US and in London right now. You can check out all their open jobs here. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1455666872146350080', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1455666872146350080'), ); In addition, the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) is looking for an investigative editor and reporter based in the Pacific Islands, and their deadline to apply is tomorrow November 8th. Worth a read:

Halloween in Google Searches

Happy Halloween, hacks and hackers! twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1454131431651819525', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1454131431651819525'), ); According to Google Trends, the global sensation “Squid Game” is the most searched costume, and “how to make a Halloween wreath” is the most searched decoration. Worth a read: Two editors in South Africa combined forces to create a weekly newspaper during the pandemic called The Continent. Here’s how they grew it to an audience of over 15,000 subscribers across 105 countries.

Data meetups in Nigeria and Taipei

Welcome, hacks and hackers! If you feel like joining some of your fellow hacks and hackers this week, Taipei is holding an online “Epidemic Data Gathering” on the 31st. twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1451674140616937474', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1451674140616937474'), ); The Nigeria group is also holding a free workshop on R. Both are still open for registration! Happening this week: Nigeria is learning the fundamentals of R Taipei is analyzing pandemic data Worth a read:

New engagement jobs

Welcome back, hacks and hackers! If you’re interested in the burgeoning area of engagement reporting, there is a long list of jobs currently open: twttr.widgets.createTweet( '1448722536796082187', document.getElementById('tweet-container-1448722536796082187'), ); Happening this week: London is meeting up this week Worth a read: As the pandemic starts easing up in some places around the world, GIJN gives a list of five post-pandemic data story ideas to tackle in your community.