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 and 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 visualize 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.
Please also check out our site at http://hackshackers.com, along with our question-and-answer site athttp://help.hackshackers.com.
Help us build the future of media!
Welcome to the media revolution!
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Oct 15, 2016 · 9:00 AM
Barcamp News Innovation
Shared on behalf of our friends at Technical.ly
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Mar 16, 2016 · 6:00 PM
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Jun 3, 2015 · 6:00 PM
Investigative Reporters & Editors Conference Happy Hour!
The IRE National conference is in Philly from June 4-7, so let's gather up and meet and welcome some of the attendees! You can attend to get a taste of what the... Learn more