Event: Journalism 3G The Future of Technology in the Field

February 23rd, 2008 Irfan Essa Posted in Computational Journalism, Events, Nick Diakopoulos No Comments »

Journalism 3G: The Future of Technology in the Field (A Symposium on Computation and Journalism) was a huge success. CJ Logo

  • We had over 230 registered attendees. Thanks to all participants, panelists, and speakers.
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Event: Symposium on computation+journalism (Feb 22-23, 2008, Atlanta, GA)

February 15th, 2008 Irfan Essa Posted in Events, Nick Diakopoulos No Comments »

CJ LogoWorking with Brad Stenger (Wired), Nick Diakopoulos (GA Tech), Sergio Goldenberg (GA Tech), we are organizing a Symposium on computation+journalism, to bring together computationalists, internet/media experts, and journalists together for a series of panels, presentations, and discussion around how computing technologies are effecting (and changing) journalism practices. We have over 180 people registered and it promise to be a great first-of-its-kind event. This event is being hosted by the GVU Center at Georgia Tech.

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Poster: ACM UIST (2007) “NARC: The News Article Revision Comparator.”

October 26th, 2007 Irfan Essa Posted in ACM UIST/CHI, Computational Journalism, Nick Diakopoulos No Comments »

A. St. Clair, M. Fong, N. Diakopoulos, I. Essa. (2007) “NARC: The News Article Revision Comparator.” In Proceedings addendum of User Interface Software Technology (UIST). Newport, Rhode Island, October 2007 [Abstract] [Poster]

ABSTRACT

Currency of information in news consumption is an important facet of information quality which involves both the journalist providing updated information and the consumer being aware of updates and changes to the news stream. We are addressing information quality and currency in online news articles from the viewpoint of news consumption with the intent of reducing the consumption effort involved in getting the most up-to-date information on a breaking news story. The goal of this research is thus to develop a web-based user interface which (1) allows users to easily and quickly see updates to news articles online and (2) blends into existing consumption patterns by integrating into news websites. We have built NARC to address these issues by providing an integrated interface which allows users to quickly perceive changes to news
articles using an inline text visualization.

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Paper: ACM HyperText (2007) “The Evolution of Authorship in a Remix Society”

September 15th, 2007 Irfan Essa Posted in Computational Journalism, Nick Diakopoulos, Papers, Research No Comments »

N. Diakopoulos, K. Luther, Y. Medynskiy, I. Essa (2007) The Evolution of Authorship in a Remix Society, ACM Hypertext 2007 Conference, Manchester, UK, September 2007 Abstract

Authorship entails the constrained selection or generation of media and the organization and layout of that media in a larger structure. But authorship is more than just selection and organization; it is a complex construct incorporating concepts of originality, authority, intertextuality, and attribution. In this paper we explore these concepts and ask how they are changing in light of modes of collaborative authorship in remix culture. We present a qualitative case study of an online video remixing site, illustrating how the constraints of that environment are impacting authorial constructs. We discuss users’ self-conceptions as authors, and how values related to authorship are reflected to users through the interface and design of the site’s tools. We also present some implications for the design of online communities for collaborative media creation and remixing.

  • N. Diakopoulos, K. Luther, Y. Medynskiy, I. Essa. The Evolution of Authorship in a Remix Society. In Proceedings of Hypertext and Hypermedia. Manchester, UK, September 2007[PDF]
  • N. Diakopoulos, K. Luther, Y. Medynskiy, I. Essa. Remixing Authorship: Reconfiguring the Author in Online Video Remix Culture. Georgia Tech, Technical Report. GIT-IC-07-05. 2007. [PDF]
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Paper: ACM UIST (2006) “Videotater: an approach for pen-based digital video segmentation and tagging”

October 15th, 2006 Irfan Essa Posted in Computational Photography and Video, Nick Diakopoulos, Papers, Research No Comments »

Diakopoulos, N. and Essa, I. (2006). Videotater: an approach for pen-based digital video segmentation and tagging. In Proceedings of the 19th Annual ACM Symposium on User interface Software and Technology (Montreux, Switzerland, October 15 – 18, 2006). UIST ’06. ACM Press, New York, NY, 221-224. [DOI]

Abstract

The continuous growth of media databases necessitates development of novel visualization and interaction techniques to support management of these collections. We present Videotater, an experimental tool for a Tablet PC that supports the efficient and intuitive navigation, selection, segmentation, and tagging of video. Our veridical representation immediately signals to the user where appropriate segment boundaries should be placed and allows for rapid review and refinement of manually or automatically generated segments. Finally, we explore a distribution of modalities in the interface by using multiple timeline representations, pressure sensing, and a tag painting/erasing metaphor with the pen.

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Home | Journalism 3G: The Future of Technology in the Field

September 17th, 2006 Irfan Essa Posted in Brad Stenger, Computational Journalism, Nick Diakopoulos, Projects No Comments »

Computational and Journalism (Journalism 3G)
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?

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