We wish you a merry weekend
We wish you a happy weekend
We wish you a restful weekend
And a happy day off ♬
What we're reading this week
Ben: The RNNoise Project is collecting donations of noise to help improve real-time noise suppression algorithms. Record a sample in your browser, review it to make sure that there's nothing sensitive, and submit. It's that easy!
RC: Pierrick Calvez's "A Five Minutes Guide to Better Typography" is a beautifully-laid-out demonstration of its own principles.
Julia: “Want readers to start trusting you? Stop stalking them across the internet,” says Melody Kramer.
Kay: How are you treating your most committed users? You have potential to expand your loyal members/followers/supporters and you can start with talking to them like they matter.
Inndy: Other robots are calling you, and it’s because the Do Not Call list has a big hole in it.
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Be in the know
October 6: Last day to apply for Catalyst AAJA’s Media Entrepreneurship Program
October 13-14: Computation and Journalism Symposium 2017 at Northwestern University
October 14: Last day to apply to participate in the Washington News Nerds’ Tacoma (un)conference
November 3: Deadline for proposals for Propublica’s Local Reporting Network
December 1-3: WordCamp US in Nashville
December 7-8: SRCCON:WORK in Philadelphia
Work we admire by our journalism peers
When FEMA removed drinking water and power statistics from its page covering Puerto Rico's recovery, The Washington Post started graphing those stats. And FEMA started posting those stats again.
The Financial Times has created an eye-opening game based on real reporting, including interviews with dozens of Uber drivers, that shines a light on the realities of working in the gig economy. You're an Uber driver. Can you make your mortgage payment?
Do you develop or maintain database-reliant interactive websites? How will they be preserved for the future? Katherine Boss at New York University Libraries, and Meredith Broussard at the New York University Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute are conducting a survey of news apps, to help figure out what the best ways to archive such projects are.
GET A JOB
Good jobs with good people
NPR is hiring a product designer.
The Center for Public Integrity is hiring a news developer.
Poynter has a massive roundup of journalism internships and fellowships.
Gather ye rosebuds
LISTEN: It’s Halloween Month, but if you don’t want to listen to the Otomatone cover of Spooky Scary Skeletons, check out The Guardian's list of the best 50 tracks from September. 🎶
PLAY: Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing meets Asteroids in Ztype.
WATCH: Three hours and 47 minutes of live YouTube comments being fed into a shredder.
DRINK: Pumpkin beverages — including ones without pumpkin spice!
It’s been a tough week. You survived!
You get a star!