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Nicholas Diakopoulos is an Associate Professor in Communication Studies and Computer Science (by courtesy) at Northwestern University where he is Director of the Computational Journalism Lab (CJL) and Director of Graduate Studies for the Technology and Social Behavior (TSB) PhD program.

Diakopoulos’ research is in computational journalism with active research projects on (1) algorithmic accountability and transparency, (2) automation and algorithms in news production, and (3) social media in news contexts. He is the author of the award-winning book Automating the News: How Algorithms are Rewriting the Media from Harvard University Press.

For some of his latest thinking and writing on automation and algorithms in journalism see his column in the Columbia Journalism Review.

For students interested in working with Professor Diakopoulos, he currently advises doctoral students in both the Media, Technology, and Society (MTS) program as well as the Technology and Social Behavior (TSB) program at Northwestern.