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What we're reading this week.

  Adam: Perhaps more than ever, this is a great time to support independent nonprofit watchdog journalism, particularly at the local and state level. If you’re in a position to donate, here’s a handy list of organizations to help you get started.

  Ben: Did you know that we here at the INN Nerds Distributed Office™ hold weekly office hours that anyone can join? Join us Fridays from 2-3 p.m. Eastern on your computer screen or telephonic communicator as we answer your questions and talk about random things.

  Gabe: Icons are prevalent in UI/UX design, but they are deceptively simple. What makes a good icon?

  Julia: Martin Shelton is a security researcher and OpenNews fellow – read his thoughts about security compromises in journalism and his recommendations for securing your digital life like a normal person.

  RC:  CUNY Journalism professor Jeff Jarvis sends out A Call for Cooperation Against Fake News.

  Inndy: Don't be fooled by fake bots.


Good jobs with good people

INN is hiring a Support and Community Lead.

If you're looking for general jobs in nonprofit news, the main INN newsletter had 24 job openings this week. Check it out and sign up here if you'd like to get that in your inbox every week. Receiving two newsletters from INN is twice as good as one!

We're sorry to hear that so many of our friends were let go at Fusion/Univision this week. If you're hiring, you can find a list of folks looking for work here.


Gather ye rosebuds

LISTEN: Two Dots iPhone game soundtrack (also available on vinyl) ?

WATCH: Macy's Day Parade.

EAT: The Best Apple Crisp Recipe. Or, if you're hosting Thanksgiving, try a Turkey Porchetta!

DRINK: How to make your own hard cider at home (it's very easy)


No newsletter next week, so have a great Thanksgiving!