The worlds of hackers and journalists are coming together as reporting goes digital and Internet companies become media empires. Journalists call themselves "hacks," someone who can churn out words in any situation. Hackers use the digital equivalent of duct tape to whip out code. Hacker-journalists try to bridge the two worlds. This group is to bring all these people together -- those who are working to help people make sense of their world. It's for hackers exploring technologies to filter and visualise information, and for journalists who use technology to find and tell stories. In the age of information overload, all their work has become even more crucial. This group aims to help members find inspiration and think in new directions, bringing together potential collaborators for projects and new ventures.

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    September 26
    "Journalist and I also teach journalism."
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    September 26
    Craig M.
    "Cartographer and map hacker."
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    September 15
    "Digital Media student from Sydney wanting to learn more about the hacking community"
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    Chris W.
    "I'm a software developer with a passion for improving the way we create and consume news. Building an experimental collaborative news platform."
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    Timothy H.
    "Semantic Web - Web Sciences Contributor"
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    "Junior Security Researcher"
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    Michelle K. Michelle K. joined
    May 26
    Michelle K.
    "I'm a science communicator with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and have worked across many platforms - social media, print, radio & face to face presenting - in corporate, academic & non profit settings."
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