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[ecrea] cfp - European Data and Computational Journalism Conference

Tue Mar 14 22:23:53 GMT 2017

Call for papers
 European Data and Computational Journalism Conference

University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
6th and 7th July 2017

Submission deadline: 30th April 2017

The 1st European Data and Computational Journalism Conference invites extended abstract submissions for talks to be presented in Dublin, Ireland on 6th July 2017. This conference aims to bring together industry, practitioners and academics from the fields of journalism and news production, information, data, social and computer sciences, facilitating a multidisciplinary discussion on these topics in order to advance research and practice in the broad area of Data and Computational Journalism.

We invite the submission of both academic research and industry-focused talks for the conference, on the subjects of journalism, data journalism, and information, data, social and computer sciences. Academic talks should be submitted as 2-page extended abstracts, using the template available at Industry talks should be submitted as brief talk descriptions, highlighting the key themes of the talk and the relevance to the conference.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Application of data and computational journalism within newsrooms
- Data driven investigations
- Data storytelling
- Open data for journalism, storytelling, transparency and accountability
- Algorithms, transparency and accountability
- Automated, robot and chatbot journalism
- Newsroom software and tools
- ‘Post-fact’ journalism and the impact of data
- User experience and interactivity
- Data and Computational Journalism education
- Post-desktop news provision/interaction
- Data mining news sources
- Visualisation and presentation
- Bias, ethics, transparency and truth in Data Journalism
- Newsroom challenges with respect to data journalism, best practices, success and failure stories Extended Abstracts presented at the conference will be archived in proceedings compiled by the Library of University College Dublin. Selected full papers from the conference will be invited to submit to a special issue of the JOMEC journal, or to an issue of Digital Journalism, Journalism Studies, or Journalism Practice.

This full day conference with keynotes from prominent industry figures alongside accepted academic talks will be followed by two half day workshops – an ‘Introduction to Data Journalism’ for those seeking an introduction to the field, and a ‘Computational and Data Journalism Unconference’, providing time and space to discuss and explore topics as decided by the participants.
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 Programme Committee: James Hamilton (Stanford University, U.S.)
Nicholas Diakopoulos (University of Maryland, U.S.)
Meredith Broussard (New York University, U.S.)
Cheryl Phillips (Stanford University, U.S.)
Eddy Borges Rey (University of Stirling, Scotland, U.K.)
Marc Esteve del Valle (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Miranda McLachlan (Goldsmiths, University of London, U.K.)
Stefano Ceccon (The Times and The Sunday Times, U.K.)
Bahareh Heravi (University College Dublin, Ireland)
Glyn Mottershead (Cardiff University, Wales, U.K.)
Martin Chorley (Cardiff University, Wales, U.K.)
+ more tba ...
 Organisers: Bahareh Heravi, University College Dublin
Glyn Mottershead, Cardiff University
Martin Chorley, Cardiff University
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