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Computation + Journalism Symposium 2013 on Jan 31 – Feb 1, at GA Tech.

January 2nd, 2013 Irfan Essa Posted in Brad Stenger, CnJ, Computational Journalism, Events, Interesting, Nick Diakopoulos No Comments »

Join us for the 2nd Computation + Journalism Symposium 2013 in Atlanta, GA on Jan 31 – Feb 1, 2013

What role does computation have in the practice of journalism today and in the near future? As computer-driven forces like automation and aggregation increasingly alter the role of journalists and journalism in society, how can computation become a force of deliberate, positive social impact in journalism and civic life? Five years after the first Computation and Journalism symposium at Georgia Tech, this event brings together leaders in both journalism and computation to discuss and debate current trends and future opportunities.

Join us for the second Symposium on Computation + Journalism to be held at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta on Jan 31, – Feb 1, 2012. Visit this site for additional details.

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Welcome 2012!

January 1st, 2012 Irfan Essa Posted in Interesting No Comments »

Just a brief post to welcome in the new year and to wish all a very happy 2012.  2011 was a very busy and productive year in terms of research and other academic pursuits (follow the 2011 tag for an overview).   I am especially thankful to my team and my collaborators who have made 2011 such a successful year. I expect to 2012 to be equally productive.

Again, Happy 2012 and Best Wishes to all.

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Time Magazine (2009) Article “Can Computer Nerds Save Journalism?”

June 8th, 2009 Irfan Essa Posted in Computational Journalism, In The News, Interesting No Comments »

Can Computer Nerds Save Journalism?, TIME Magazine, by MATT VILLANO, June 8, 2009

EXCERPT

“At the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, a three-year-old program in “computational journalism” helps computer-science majors study how journalists gather, organize and utilize information, then take these workflows and see how technology can make the processes easier.”

Full article here. Also see CnJ site.

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INTERESTING: “Deep Throat Meets Data Mining”

December 24th, 2008 Irfan Essa Posted in Computational Journalism, In The News, Interesting No Comments »

“Deep Throat Meets Data Mining”

by JOHN MECKLIN

Dec 23, 2008 in Miller-McCune

If you pay passing attention to the media landscape, you know that most mainstream news outlets have had their business models undermined by the digital revolution. As their general-interest monopolies have been pillaged by niche online competitors, traditional news organizations have lost revenue and cachet, laying off journalists in waves that have grown into tsunamis. This process has created dire prospects for the future of investigative reporting, often seen as the most costly of journalistic forms.”

Goes on to mention Computational Journalism and our (at GA Tech) and recent Duke University’s efforts in this space and few others.

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Interesting: The Changing Newsroom | Project for Excellence in Journalism PEJ

August 7th, 2008 Irfan Essa Posted in Computational Journalism, Interesting No Comments »

The Changing Newsroom | Project for Excellence in Journalism PEJ

An analysis of the changing world of Journalism.  Worth a read. States how the newsroom and the print media are especially impacted.

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Interesting: The State of the News Media 2008

April 16th, 2008 Irfan Essa Posted in Computational Journalism, Interesting No Comments »

The Project for Excellence in Journalism has done an amazing report on “The State of the News Media 2008″
with reference to American Journalism.  It is a very interesting read and very interesting with reference to our efforts on Computation and Journalism.

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