European Data and Computational Journalism Conference

20th and 21st July 2020, London, England

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The Conference

The 4th European Data and Computational Journalism Conference aims to bring together industry, practitioners and academics in the fields of journalism and news production and 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.

Held in London, England, the conference will present a mix of academic talks and keynotes from industry leaders. It will be followed by a day of workshops and tutorials.

This is the 4th edition of the European Data and Computational Journalism Conference. The 1st edition was held in 2017 in Dublin, Ireland, the 2nd edition was held in 2018, in Cardiff, Wales and the 3rd edition was held in 2019 in Malaga Spain.

Registration for the conference is open to all

Speakers

Joining us will be industrial and academic leaders delivering keynote talks during the conference on the real world practice of Data and Computational Journalism.

Submissions

The 4th European Data and Computational Journalism Conference aims to bring together industry, practitioners and academics in the fields of journalism and news production and 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.

Held in London, UK, the conference will present a mix of academic talks and keynotes from industry leaders. It will be followed by a day of workshops and tutorials.

We invite the submission of both academic research-focused 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 this template. Industry talks are also encouraged, which can be submitted to the main submission site as brief descriptions highlighting the topics and key themes of the talk and the relevance to the conference, using this form. Proposals for workshops and tutorials are also welcome, see below.

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
  • News games and gamification of News
  • 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 journal special issue (tbc).

For any questions about submissions or the conference, please email us, contact one of the organisers directly, or get in touch via twitter.

Submissions should be received by 23:59 UTC on 24th April 2020

Submit Paper/Talk Proposal

Workshop Proposals

Submissions are also welcomed for ½ day workshops/tutorials to be given on the 2nd day of the conference. These could be practical/introductory sessions on topics/tools related to the themes of the conference. Workshop/Tutorial proposals should include information on the workshop/tutorial topic, the maximum number of attendees, and any space/equipment requirements, and can be submitted through the main submission site using this form.

For any questions about submissions or the conference, please email us, contact one of the organisers directly, or get in touch via twitter.

Submissions should be received by 23:59 UTC on 24th April 2020

Submit Workshop Proposal

Accepted Speakers Travel

As a joint academic/industry conference we are sometimes asked about the ability to pay travel expenses for accepted speakers from industry. Unfortunately, as is usual with an academic conference we are unable to offer this facility - we would expect employers to cover these costs. Our preference is to keep ticket prices as low as possible to enable as many different people to attend the conference - if we were to cover travel expenses for industry speakers then ticket prices would have to rise substantially.

Organisers

Bahareh Heravi

@Bahareh360

Bahareh is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information and Communication Studies at University College Dublin, where she is the the Postgraduate Director of the School, and the Director of the Data Journalism programme. Prior to joining UCD, Bahareh was the Head of Insight News Lab at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at the National University of Ireland, Galway. During this time she led a number of R&D projects with the Irish National TV and Radio broadcaster, RTÉ. Bahareh is the former Lead Data Scientist at The Irish Times and the founder of Hacks/Hackers Dublin.

Glyn Mottershead

@glynmottershead

A former newspaper reporter, feature writer, subeditor and production journalist, Glyn has worked across a range of news beats including crime, health and local government. Glyn is a co-author of The 21st Century Journalism Handbook and specialises in Digital Journalism and Data Journalism. He is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, and the Online News Association. Glyn was the founding co-director of the MSc Computational and Data Journalism at Cardiff University, and is one of the founders of Hacks/Hackers South Wales X South West. He is a Senior Lecturer in Data Journalism at City, University of London.

Martin Chorley

@martinjc

Martin is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the School of Computer Science & Informatics at Cardiff University, where he is course director for the MSc Computational and Data Journalism, and Director of Learning and Teaching. His research is primarily focused in the areas of computational journalism and mobile and social computing, where he examines the ways in which humans and society interact with systems and technology. He teaches web development, data analysis and visualisation. He is one of the organisers of the PyDiff meetup in Cardiff, and is also one of the founders of Hacks/Hackers South Wales X South West.

Program Committee

  • James Hamilton (Stanford University, U.S.)
  • Nicholas Diakopoulos (Northwestern University, U.S.)
  • Meredith Broussard (New York University, U.S.)
  • Cheryl Phillips (Stanford University, U.S.)
  • Eddy Borges Rey (University of Stirling, Scotland, U.K.)
  • Paul Bradshaw (Birmingham City University, U.K.)
  • Marc Esteve del Valle (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
  • Florian Stalph (University of Passau, Germany)
  • Silvia Majo-Vazquez (University of Oxford, U.K.)
  • Carl-Gustav Linden (University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • Pere Masip (Universitat Ramón Llull, Spain)
  • Bahareh Heravi (University College Dublin, Ireland)
  • Glyn Mottershead (City, University of London, England, U.K.)
  • Martin Chorley (Cardiff University, Wales, U.K.)
  • Bella Palomo (Universidad de Málaga, Spain)

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