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2020-05-12 | J++ Newsletter #93
Censored images, from Density Design
Stuck at home? Francesco Zaffarano of The Telegraph has listed seven talks on innovative journalism you might enjoy. Among them is our own Clara Guibourg, who talks about how the BBC's data team started doing all their charts in (R) code:
https://medium.com/hacks-hackers-london/seven-talks-on-journalism-innovation-that-you-should-watch-199c0a26747a

In the intersection art/journalism/academic research, the DensityDesign lab at the Polytechnic University of Milan teaches visual representation of complex phenomena. Among this year's student projects is
an investigation into online censorship across various platforms. We like their pragmatic approach of using search results as an entry point to gather data.
https://densitydesign.github.io/teaching-dd15/course-results/es02/group05/
 

Combatting covid-19 misinformation


IT companies Bridgit and OverWeb, and the pop-up corona-crisis communication agency The Auxiliary are organizing a two-weekend online hackathon on fighting covid-19 misinformation.
Read more: https://www.infoimmunity.com/
Sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSczHsQYBbssoBuT9OYyuiyJt3Kq17VkYzNFG_t4CkKEz0OBhQ/viewform

If you are interested in covid-19 misinformation, NewsGuard's tracker of misinformation dispatching web sites might be useful:
https://www.newsguardtech.com/coronavirus-misinformation-tracking-center/

Also keep an eye open for the next “Covid-19 disinformation briefing” from anti-extremism think tank ISD.
https://www.isdglobal.org/isd-publications/

 

Opportunities


Swedish Public Service broadcaster SR is looking for a investigative reporter with DDJ skills (the ad says ”database journalism”, but that should probably be interpreted as data journalism in a broader sense):
https://karriar.sverigesradio.se/jobs/106591-ekot-soker-en-granskande-reporter-som-ar-vass-pa-databasjournalistik
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