Computational Journalism is defined as the application of computation to the activities of journalism such as information gathering, organization, communication, and dissemination of information, while upholding values of journalism such as accuracy and verifiability. Journalists are increasingly adopting and using the proliferation of open-source tools and embracing different styles of journalism. Explore how newsrooms are opening, what new tools are being created, and how to use those tools most effectively.
- Part of the Events associated with: FutureMedia Fest 2011 (Panel WebSite hosted by FutureMedia Fest 2011)
- Date and time: Tue, 11/15/2011 – 2:15 PM – 3:25 PM
- Location: Georgia Tech Hotel, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
- Irfan Essa, Professor, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech [Bio] [Website] [Projects: CnJ].
- David Clinch, Clinch Media [Bio] [Project: Storyful.com to curatehttp://youtube.com/news and http://youtube.com/politics]
- Eric Gilbert, Assistant Professor, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech [Bio] [Website] [Projects: comp.social].
- King-wa Fu, Research Assistant Professor, Journalism and Media Studies Centre University of Hong Kong. [Bio] [Project: Real-time Sina Weibo statistics
- John Perry, Database Specialist, Investigative Team, Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
- Leonard Witt, Robert D. Fowler Distinguished Chair in Communication at Kennesaw State University. [Bio] [Projects: JJIE.org, PJNet.org].
Topics of discussion will include (but will not be limited to):
- What is Computational Journalism?
- What impact has Computation / Information Technology / Networking Technology had on Journalism?
- What is the newsroom of the future? How has the newsroom changed?
- How has investigative journalism changed with new technologies?
- How is social networking changed how we gather, distribute, and share news (and information)?
- What are the economic / financial models that need to explored to support (and sustain) journalism?
- What is the role of an Editor in the new journalism model?
- What should we be teaching the next generation of journalists?