Unfortunately the 2020 conference has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will (hopefully) return in 2021!

European Data and Computational Journalism Conference

2021, London, England

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


Bahareh Heravi


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


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


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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