DM Program to Sponsor Computation + Journalism Symposium 2013

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This winter, the Digital Media Program will be sponsoring the Computation + Journalism Symposium 2013. This event brings together leaders in both journalism and computation to discuss and debate current trends and future opportunities. Hosted by the GVU Center and the Institute for People and Technology (IPaT), the symposium will be held at Georgia Tech on January 31st and February 1st. Ian Bogost of the Digital Media Program is acting as a chair of this event.

Computational journalism is aimed at the study of how computation is now completely embedded in all aspects of journalism. These aspects of journalism include newsgathering, investigative journalism, verification and fact finding, broadcasting of news, sharing and distribution of news information, editing and commenting on news, etc. Computation has not only impacted these aspects, but has disrupted tradition models of journalism and now we are looking for new ways of achieving the basic goals of journalism, which aim to provide the right information to citizens for civic engagement.

Topics that are likely to be covered at this event include:

  • The future of storytelling
  • Investigative journalism and computation
  • From social computing to social journalism
  • Image manipulation and forensics
  • News games
  • Information gathering, verification, and factchecking

For more information, please continue checking back to the symposium’s website.