Symposium on Computation and Journalism

Symposium on Computation and Journalism
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, Feb 22-23, 2008

Between the advent of the printing press and the rise of the Internet, more than 500 years passed without another technological advancement that significantly empowered the voice of the people and changed the nature of journalism. Now, with the rise of blogs, digital video and citizen journalists, computing technologies continue to usher in monumental change – affecting the field of journalism right down to its core. Who’s ready for this? How is the field adapting? And what are the implications for journalistic integrity? We plan to find out.

This event is a first-of-its-kind meeting to bring together up-and-coming journalists, established news-hounds, acclaimed academics, technology and media executives, Internet influencers and many others to discuss how new computing technologies will shape and reshape the news business for generations to come.

Krishna Bharat, Creator of Google News and  Michael Skoler, Executive Director for the Center of Innovation in Journalism, American Public Media will deliver the keynote addresses for the two-day symposium, offering insights into the latest innovations and experimentations with new news technologies. In addition, panelists from all facets of the news business will delve deeper into the issue at hand, with specific discussions that include:

  • Ubiquitous Journalism
  • Advances in News Gathering
  • Social Networks and Community
  • Participant Journalism
  • Sensemaking and Visualization
  • Information Mashups
  • Journalism Automation and Productivity

For a full list of panels and speakers, please visit the website

Click here for registration and pricing information. Seats are limited and are available on a first come, first serve basis.

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