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Hacks/Hackers London community
Tortoise - Data Visualisation Developer
Tortoise are looking for a freelance Data Visualisation Developer (ideally UK-based) to join their team and work on our data-driven journalism and indices. You can find the full job spec and how to apply here.
Behind Local News
Behind Local News, which shares the stories behind the headlines from newsrooms across the UK, published a Public Interest News List: 80 regional journalists who sum up why local journalism matters.
ECPMF Impact Awards
The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) are launching the #IJ4EU Impact Award to celebrate excellence in cross-border investigative journalism in Europe Winners will receive one of 3 x 5,000 Euro prizes and an invitation to the awards ceremony in 2021. To nominate your own investigative projects, or those of others, and for further information, visit the website.
Deadline: 8 November 2020
Freelance journalist, Catherine Chapman is conducting research on the communication channels between hackers and journalists. The research is based within a larger piece of work on media and cybersecurity produced by Catherine and tech company, Digital Interruption, including a White Paper on how cybersecurity is represented in the media which will be presented at an upcoming cybersecurity conference. Part of this work includes a survey about journalists experience with cybersecurity in both reporting and the overall media field, with an emphasis on gender and PR agencies. Complete the survey here.
HHLDN Attendance Policy Change
Due to high demand for tickets to come to our events and to make sure everyone has an opportunity to attend, we are implementing a new policy for no-shows. We know that sometimes people book a ticket but find themselves unable to attend. We understand the problem and we ask that you make sure you cancel your ticket or notify us as soon as possible. Those who fail to inform us will be marked as a no-show. If you have two ‘no-shows’ in a row, you will only be able to attend the following 3 events by buying a £6 supporter ticket.
We hope that you understand the necessity of this policy to help us keep on top of attendance figures and to make sure that everyone who wants to come, has a fair chance of getting a ticket.
The Telegraph - Social Media Editor
The Telegraph’s Social Media Editors work to maximise the potential of the stories they tell using social media, combining excellent social media and journalistic skills.
In this role, you'll enhance and create stories across a wide variety of social media platforms and ensure that these are distributed properly on social channels.
Steady - Independant Media Accelerator
Memberships helped thousands of media makers turn their finances around. Now it’s your turn! Apply for the Independent Media Accelerator and receive expert support and €2,500 to set up your own membership program. Apply by December 1st
Count feedback interviews
Data startup Count (count.co) is building a platform to help data journalists explore and collaborate with data. They are looking for individuals would be up for giving them some feedback on the platform.
The interviews will be 20-30mins in length over video conference and all participants will receive a £20 amazon voucher as a thank you.
If you'd be interested in taking part please email email@example.com
The 25th digital media innovation conference Newsrewired will take place on 27 November 2019 at Reuters, London - come and learn from top speakers like Lyndsey Jones, executive editor and day production section chief, Financial Times; Hazel Baker, global head of UGC newsgathering, Reuters; Jo Kelly, head of news and sports partnerships for EMEA, Twitter; and many more.