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Computation + Journalism 2017 Symposium

Exploring the interface between journalism and computing

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About the Symposium

Friday, October 13 – Saturday, October 14

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

Today, journalists increasingly use tools and approaches from the academy (for instance, statistics, network analysis and data visualization), while scholars increasingly use journalistic approaches to write and publish through popular channels. The Computation+Journalism Symposium brings together academics and professional journalists to share research and explore the ways that computing technology is transforming all of the key functions of journalism: reporting, analysis, verification, storytelling, publishing, distribution, and audience engagement.

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This Year's Topics

A major focus on “fake news”

This year’s conference will include a major focus on “fake news,” misinformation and fact-checking, given the attention these topics have gotten in the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Other themes may include:

Speakers and Topics

Nominate panelists or keynote speakers / suggest a panel topic

In order to surface new topics and extend the reach of the meeting to new communities, we are soliciting panel proposals for this event that match our categories above. A panel will consist of between three or four participants plus a moderator, and it should be thought of as a discussion on a topic of interest to the computation and journalism communities. A panel proposal should have a proposed title, discussion of likely topics and questions to be covered, and list of likely panelists and their affiliations.

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Coming Soon

Call for papers

Soon we will be putting out a call for papers. Please check back soon or join our mailing list to be notified. We invite the participation of a broad range of thinkers, doers and storytellers to this interdisciplinary meeting, a hybridization of journalism and the computing and data sciences. We want to hear from journalists with an interest in, or experience in, developing new technologies or applications, and from data and computer scientists working in news, or storytelling broadly, and who would like to collaborate with journalistic organizations.

Sessions and Receptions

Preliminary conference schedule

Thursday, October 12, ~6 p.m.

Location on campus is still to be determined. More information to follow.

Friday, October 13

8:30 a.m. Coffee/snacks

9 a.m.–5 p.m. Conference sessions

5:15–7 p.m. Reception and poster session

Saturday, October 14

8:30 a.m. Coffee/snacks

9 a.m.–4 p.m. Conference sessions

4 p.m. Closing and departures

Learn more about previous C+J conferences:

2016 (Stanford University) / 2015 (Columbia University) / 2014 (Columbia University) / 2013 (Georgia Tech) / 2008 (Georgia Tech)

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