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Nicholas Diakopoulos is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication at Northwestern University where he is Director of the Computational Journalism Lab (CJL). He is also a Tow Fellow at Columbia University School of Journalism as well as Associate Professor II at the University of Bergen Department of Information Science and Media Studies. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech where he co-founded the program in Computational Journalism. His research is in computational and data 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 Automating the News: How Algorithms are Rewriting the Media forthcoming from Harvard University Press in early 2019. Nick also works as a consultant from time to time and is happy to discuss how to help your organization with a range of research or design projects related to computational and data journalism, automated news production, or social media and news.

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

For students interested in working with me, I currently advise students in both the Media, Technology, and Society (MTS) program as well as the Technology and Social Behavior (TSB) program at Northwestern.