The Joint
Computation + Journalism
European Data & Computational Journalism
Conference 2023

22-24 June 2023
ETH Zurich - Switzerland

The Conference

The Joint Computation+Journalism and European Data & Computational Journalism Conference aims to bring together industry, practitioners and academics in the fields of journalism and news production.

ETH Zurich - Switzerland
22-24 June 2023
June 22nd 2023
Important dates
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May 31st 2023

This unique conference will focus on 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. This is a venue where journalists and researchers meet, news organisations share experiences with computational and social scientists, and together explore new kinds of practices that can serve the public good. The conference will present a mix of academic talks and keynotes from industry leaders.

The conference's tentative program is out! Centered around the influence of AI in the media sector, it offers a variety of talks, workshops, and panels.

Topics include AI's future in news, deepfake ethics, NLP, algorithmic accountability, data journalism, and newsroom automation and much more.

Tentative program
changes might occur!

This is the 10th edition of the Computation+Journalism Symposium (C+J), and the 4th edition of the European Data and Computational Journalism Conference (datajconf), held together jointly for the first time in 2023 in Zurich, Switzerland. It is also the first time that the C+J Symposium will be held outside of the US.

Confirmed Speakers
Meredith Broussard
Meredith Broussard
Associate Professor at New York University

Meredith Broussard is Associate Professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University and Research Director at the NYU Alliance for Public Interest Technology.

She is the author of More than a Glitch Confronting Race, Gender, and Ability Bias in Tech (MIT Press, 2023) and Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World (MIT Press, 2019).

Her research focuses on artificial intelligence in investigative reporting, with particular interests in AI ethics and using data analysis for social good. She appears in the Emmy-nominated documentary «Coded Bias».

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Gary Liu
Gary Liu
Former CEO of the South China Morning Post

Gary Liu was CEO of the South China Morning Post until July 2022, a global news media company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Gary was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2019.

Prior to joining the SCMP in January 2017, Gary was CEO of Digg, spearheading the New York startup’s transformation from aggregator to a data-driven news platform. Previously, Gary was Head of Labs at Spotify, after joining the company as Global Director of Ad Product Strategy. Gary has also worked at AOL and Google.

Uli Köppen
Uli Köppen
Head of AI + Automation Lab BR (German Public Broadcaster) and co-Head of BR Data, Investigative data unit

Uli Köppen is head of AI + Automation Lab and co-head of the Investigative data unit at the German public broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk (ARD). She is an affiliate to the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard.

She oversees a team of journalists, coders, and designers specializing in investigative data stories, interactive storytelling, and experimentation with new research methods such as bots and machine learning.

Ryan Cotterell
Ryan Cotterell
Tenure-track assistant professor at ETH Zurich in the Department of Computer Science

His research focuses on natural language processing and computational linguistics. He is an expert in deep learning, particularly for low-resource languages.


Check out our recommended hotels for your conference stay! We’ve selected options nearby, to ensure you have a comfortable and convenient experience.

Please remember that these are just suggestions, and we encourage you to explore and choose the best option that suits your budget and preferences.

As you venture further out, you’ll discover better prices. You can still find places 15-20 minutes away via public transportation for CHF 150 per night.

Ibis Styles Zurich City Center
Stampfenbachstrasse 60, 8006 Zürich

Twin room for single use
Price per room per night: CHF 250
Including buffet breakfast and excluding City Tax: CHF 2.50 per person per night

For booking, please contact Mrs. Marica Muraca ( directly, and provide the following information:

  • Event code: CJ_ETH2023
  • Guests’ name
  • Arrival and departure date
  • Credit card information, number, expiration date, holder

Cancellation conditions for reserved rooms:

  • Up to 15 days before the expected day of arrival.
  • If less than 15 days, the hotel will charge the amount of your stay on the credit card left as a guarantee.

Central Plaza Hotel
Central 1, 8001 Zürich

Single room
Price per night: CHF 259.30
Including City Tax, service and VAT. Continental Breakfast is available at Fr. 24.- per person per day.

For booking, please contact Mrs. Lorena Oehninger ( directly, and provide the following information:

  • Code: ETH Media Technology Center
  • Guests’ name
  • Arrival and departure date
  • Credit card information, number, expiration date, holder
Grant Application

We understand that attending the conference can be financially challenging for many individuals. It is in this light that we offer this opportunity to support promising academics and professionals in their journey to broaden their horizons, network, and gain valuable insights from this significant gathering.

However, please note that our resources for these travel grants are limited. We aim to distribute these funds as effectively as possible to facilitate a wide range of participants. Whether you are applying for a full grant or would accept a partial grant, we ask you to complete the application form with the utmost honesty and detail.

Application deadline is June 7th.

We will be rewiewing applications until June 10th. Each application will be carefully reviewed, and recipients of the travel grants will be informed as soon as decisions have been made.

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Program Chair
Bahareh Heravi
Dr. Bahareh Heravi
Professor of AI & Media, Institute for People-Centred AI, University of Surrey, England
General Co-Chairs
Fabio Zund
Dr. Fabio Zünd
Managing Director, Media Technology Center, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Fabio Zund
Titus Plattner
Innovation project manager, Tamedia, Switzerland
Web Editor
Fabio Zund
Dr. Martin Chorley
Reader (Associate Professor), School of Computer Science & Informatics, Cardiff University
Program committee
Bahareh Heravi (chair)
University of Surrey
Meredith K. Broussard
New York University
Alberto Cairo
University of Miami
Sarah Cohen
Arizona State University
Nicholas Diakopoulos
Northwestern University
James T. Hamilton
Stanford University
Naeemul Hassan
University of Maryland
Kenny Joseph
University at Buffalo
Scott Klein
The City
Maggie Mulvihill
Boston University
Jonathan Stray
UC Berkeley
John Wihbey
Northeastern University
Cheryl Phillips
Stanford University
Eddy Borges Rey
Northwestern University
Paul Bradshaw
Birmingham City University
Marc Esteve del Valle
University of Groningen
Florian Stalph
LMU Munich
Carl-Gustav Linden
University of Bergen
Andreas Veglis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Glyn Mottershead
City, University of London
Martin Chorley
Cardiff University
Bella Palomo
University of Malaga
Colin Porlezza
Università della Svizzera italiana
Bronwyn Jones
University of Edinburgh
Steering committees
C+J Symposium
Nick Diakopoulos
Northwestern University
Mark Hansen
Columbia University
Alberto Cairo
University of Miami
Larry Birnbaum
Northwestern University
Rich Gordon
Northwestern University
John Wihbey
Northeastern University
Bahareh Heravi
University of Surrey
Bahareh Heravi
University of Surrey
Martin Chorley
Cardiff University
Glyn Mottershead
City University London
Academic Partners