Nerd Alert 206


What we're reading this week

Paola:ย How are journalists adapting to the digital age? The International Center for Journalists is conducting a survey to find out and also share findings from the 2017 survey.

Tyler: Most of us probably take A/B testing as a given these days. Researchers at Northeastern University are digging into the ethical implications of our constantly optimized reality.

Ben: From the WordPress Slack's #core-privacy channel I learned this week that Google Fonts keeps all its fonts in a single GitHub repo, allowing you to self-host permissively-licensed fonts.

Kay: There are many important things to consider when designing for mobile that can impact your organization's trustworthiness and revenue.

๐Ÿค– Inndy: A museum built by robots, for robots.


Work we admire by our journalism/tech peers

Texty published the software and a write-up on how they used machine learning to find "interesting" places in satellite imagery: illegal amber mining in the Ukraine.

For all you ai2html users out there,ย Vox created and released an Electron/Vue GUI named Vizier to make some of the project management and deployment workflow easier.

Postlight Studios has open-sourced their Mercury web parser, which facilitates extracting article content from web markup.


Be in the know

February 22: Voting closes on NICAR lightning talks.
February 25-27:ย  Knight Media Forum in Miami, FL.
February 28: The next biweekly Source Community Call.
March 3: Deadline to apply for a nonprofit fellowship at the 2019 Eyeo Festival.
March 5: Washington post live interview with Tim Berners-Lee.
March 7-9: AEJMC Midwinter Conference in Norman, OK.
March 7-9: NICAR Conference in Newport Beach, CA.
March 8-17: South by Southwest in Austin, TX.
March 15: AAJA's open call for pitches closes.
April 7: Deadline for the Data Journalism Awards.
April 10: Deadline to apply for theย Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism.


Good jobs with good people

Kaiser Health News is hiring a data reporter.
American Public Media is hiring a digital analytics manager.
Colorado Public Radio is hiring a web developer.
PBS NewsHour is hiring a senior UX designer.
The Texas Tribune is hiring a visuals team developer/designer.
Northeastern University is hiring a data visualization designer and a front-end web developer.
SCPR's Resound project is hiring software engineers in Pasadena, CA and Boston, MA.
NPR is hiring a product manager for voice platforms.
Chicago Public Media is hiring a lead software engineer.
The Markup is hiring several editorial and product roles.

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Gather ye rosebuds

LISTEN: Happy Birthday to George Washington. ๐ŸŽ‚

DRINK: Margaritas on National Margarita Day. ๐Ÿน

EAT: Food to pair with margaritas. ๐Ÿ›

It's lime time.