Headed to Computational Journalism at Georgia Tech

Posted to Site News  |  Nathan Yau

Computation+JournalismI’m headed to Journalism 3G: The Future of Technology in the Field February 22-23.

The spreadsheet, word processor, web browser, digital audio and video, blogs–each an example of the vaunted killer software application–have all become valuable, some would say essential, tools of journalism. Now Web 2.0 has forever altered the nature of software innovation, while at the very same time the news industry undergoes historic change. Those two points taken together mean one thing: Time lags which used to buffer innovations in computation from their inevitable impacts on newsrooms are poised to disappear. Who’s ready for this? We plan to see.

Some of the participating organizations include Digg, The New York Times, and Reuters with some really interesting-looking panels over the two days:

  • Advances in News Gathering
  • Improving Journalism Workflow: Automation & Productivity
  • Social Computing and Journalism
  • Ubiquitous Journalism
  • Participant Journalism & Journalism Participation: Authoring and Interacting in New Media
  • Sensemaking & Visualization
  • Information Mashups: Aggregation, Syndication, and Web Services
  • 21st Century Editor in Chief

Naturally, I’m most excited about Sensemaking & Visualization. Is anyone else planning on going?

1 Comment

  • This should be interesting. That Chris Barr character from Yahoo! facisnates me … panelist for 21st Century Editor in Chief. This is the same guy that developed the RSS feed widget for CNN.com’s top stories, I think. I can’t imagine what a lecture like this would sound like.

Favorites

Where People Run in Major Cities

There are many exercise apps that allow you to keep track of your running, riding, and other activities. Record speed, …

A Day in the Life of Americans

I wanted to see how daily patterns emerge at the individual level and how a person’s entire day plays out. So I simulated 1,000 of them.

Interactive: When Do Americans Leave For Work?

We don’t all start our work days at the same time, despite what morning rush hour might have you think.

Top Brewery Road Trip, Routed Algorithmically

There are a lot of great craft breweries in the United States, but there is only so much time. This is the computed best way to get to the top rated breweries and how to maximize the beer tasting experience. Every journey begins with a single sip.