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Symposium Schedule

Please note: All events take place in the Allen Center McCormick Auditorium (Room 164), unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, October 12

6:30 -8:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception in the Knight Lab (Fisk Hall, 1845 Sheridan Rd.) and McCormick Foundation Center (1870 Campus Drive).

Friday, October 13

8:30-9:00 a.m.

Coffee, light morning snack in the Allen Center 164 lobby

9:00-9:15 a.m.

Welcome to C+J 2017

9:15-10:30 a.m.

Keynote: “Journalism and technology: Big data, personalization and automation” (Video)

10:30-11:00 a.m.

Coffee break in the Allen Center 164 lobby

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Panel: Fake news, misinformation and fact-checking (Video)

12:30-2:00 p.m.


2:00 -3:15 p.m.

Keynote: “Pioneers, Playboy and five decades of precision journalism: The roots and impact of computational journalism” (Video)

3:15-4:15 p.m.

Panel: Tools for reporting and storytelling (Video)

4:15-5:15 p.m.

Panel: Chatbots and conversational interfaces (Video)

5:15-5:45 p.m.

Break & Transition to Poster/Demo Reception

5:45-7:30 p.m.

Poster Session & Reception: Posters & Demos in the White Auditorium, Kellogg Global Hub; Snacks, wine, beer, and soft drinks provided

  1. Geppetto: Fake News Detection (Farshad Kheiri, BCG Digital Ventures)  
  2. Claimbuster: Automated Live Fact-checking (Chengkai Li, University of Texas at Arlington)
  3. Cleansing, Organizing & Training: Two Guidelines for Generating Attractive News Headlines for Social Media  (Yuka Hirose, Hosei University)
  4. Baitbuster: Destined to Save You Some Clicks (Naemul Hassan, University of Mississippi)
  5. A First Look at the Security and Privacy Perceptions of Sources Who Discussed Sensitive Topics with Journalists (Mahdi Nasrullah Al-Ameen, Clemson University)
  6. Coding the News: The Role of Computer Code in Filtering and Distributing News (Matthew Weber, Rutgers University)
  7. Evaluating Online Security Training for Journalists Through the Lens of Learning Science  (Mahdi Nasrullah Al-Ameen, Clemson University)   
  8. Exploring and Ranking Articles by Optimizing Multiple Semantic Features (Jason Cohn, Northwestern University)
  9. Content over Format: Modern Device Usage and a Realignment of the News Definition (Daniel Muise, Stanford University)  
  10. Identifying the Horse Race in Elections (Miriam Boon, Northwestern University)
  11. Who is the Hero and Who is the Villain? Detection of Roles in News Articles by Using Sentiment Analysis (Diego Gomez-Zara, Northwestern University)     
  12. Cumulative Cues: Identifying Journalists on Twitter (Dharma Dailey, University of Washington)
  13. NewsFuse: Personalized Ranking System of News Stories for Journalists in an Age of Internet Noise (Aparna Ghosh)         
  14. Postfacto (Tamar Wilner, University of Missouri)
  15. DataMade (Derek Eder)
  16. Hearken
  17. NewsStand:  Reading News with Maps by Exploiting Spatial Synonyms (Hanan Samet, University of Maryland)

Saturday, October 14

8:30-9:00 a.m.

Coffee, light morning snack in the Allen Center 164 lobby

9:00-10:15 a.m.

Keynote: “The spread of misinformation in social media” (Video)

10:15-10:30 a.m.

Coffee break in the Allen Center 164 lobby

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Panel: Commenting and community engagement: New approaches (Video)

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Panel: Verification and fact-checking research (Video)

12:30-2:00 p.m.


2:00-3:00 p.m.

Panel: Researcher and journalist collaboration: What's working and what isn't (Video)

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Panel: Algorithmic Accountability in Action (Video)

4:00-4:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks

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