Annual Investintech-CAJ Journalism Scholarship for 2020-2021 is Now Open

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The annual Investintech – CAJ Data Journalism Scholarship contest is now open for the 2020 – 2021 academic year!

Established in 2019, our scholarship contest is aimed at Canadian students who are interested in data journalism.

We know that technical know-how and journalism skills are sometimes not enough to make it when you need to finance, build, and develop your career and network at the same time. Well, this scholarship is meant to help you, as a future budding journalist, fill every single one of those needs.

Here’s how.

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How to Get the Most out of Virtual Tech Conferences

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The impact of social distancing and restrictions due to the COVID pandemic can’t be underestimated. With tech events being organized a year in advance by both event organizers and event-goers alike, everyone is adjusting and pivoting to make things work where possible.

While some conferences had to be cancelled, other events have been postponed to go virtual, which undoubtedly makes for a very different and challenging experience. 

We recently covered a few tools to help students with remote learning, so we decided to take a look at some tips for professionals who are attending virtual conferences this year, as well.

Below are a few suggestions that can help you navigate and get the most out of virtual tech conferences.

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Investintech – CAJ Journalism Scholarship Winner Is Announced!

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Since the Investintech – CAJ Journalism Scholarship first launched in November, we’ve been on the lookout for data journalism submissions with the potential to drive the next generation of journalists. 

And after nearly six months of waiting, we were finally able to sit down with the submissions and the Selection Jury to start picking out a winner. Thanks to their time and expertise in evaluating the entries, they were able to select a strong candidate for the scholarship.

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Investintech Announces Launch Of Annual Data Journalism Scholarship

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Due to the impact of COVID-19 on schools and students, we will be extending the scholarship deadline to May 1st, 2020. the free pass prize to the annual CAJ conference will not be offered this year as the conference for 2020 has been cancelled.There are currently no virtual conference alternatives or substitution prizes available.

If you’re a student who just started your major in journalism, or have already been doing journalistic work for a school paper, we’ve got some exciting news that you’ll enjoy.

We’re proud to announce today the launch of our new annual Investintech – CAJ Data Journalism Scholarship!

Partnering with the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ), a major journalism organization that supports and encourages excellence in journalism across Canada, our aim is to help the future generation of journalists like you.

We know that Able2Extract is being used by data journalists to extract PDF data into Excel spreadsheets for analysis. Their ultimate goal? To write news stories that are backed by accurate and credible data.

In this day and age of fake news, though, this level of credibility can be undermined. As such, there is a growing call for journalists to dig deeper into large amounts of digital data and analysis.

This takes skill training, time, and money–all of which can work against you as you continue to work and study your way into the industry.

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What Users Can Learn About EULAs From Adobe

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In a controversial move last month, Adobe announced a warning that any Creative Cloud subscribers using older versions of the apps is liable to get sued by third parties.

According to news stories, the reason seems to be due to legal issues between Adobe and Dolby Labs. In short, there are claims that Adobe included Dolby technology in software and subscription packages without paying the appropriate royalties. As a result, Adobe’s users are no longer licensed to use the infringing software.

This incident underscores some major points about users, software apps, and End User License Agreements (EULAs) that connect them, which deserve some attention.

As a software user, it’s important to think about what it means to your usage and ownership of the tools you use.

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