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This year's Computation + Journalism Symposium will take place in New York
City at Columbia University on October 24-25. We are now accepting submissions
for papers and demonstrations--The deadline is August 29, 2014, with
accepted papers being announced September 15, 2014.

Details here:

Why this meeting?

   We live in a society that is increasingly dependent on data and
   computation, a dependence that often evolves invisibly, without
   substantial critical assessment or accountability. Far from
   virtual, inert quantities, data and computation exert real forces
   in the physical world, shaping and defining systems of power that
   will play larger and larger roles in people's lives.

   Journalists, "the explainers of last resort," need to adapt
   responsibly—finding and creating new kinds of "stories" that
   respond directly to this new societal condition, whether that
   “story” be an actual written piece, a data visualization, an API or
   database, or even something hot off the 3D printer.

What are we looking for?

   Computation+Journalism is a forum for discussing the ways
   journalism is and should be adapting in the face of the
   quantitative turn in society. We invite the participation of a
   broad range of thinkers, doers, and storytellers to this
   interdisciplinary meeting, a hybridization of journalism and the
   computing and data sciences. We want to hear from journalists with
   an interest in, or experience in, developing new technologies or
   applications, and from data and computer scientists working in
   news, or storytelling broadly, and collaborating or hoping to
   collaborate with journalistic organizations.

Deadline for submissions: August 29, 2014

Program Committee:

   Lawrence Birnbaum, Northwestern University
   Andrew DeVigal, University of Oregon
   Scott Klein, ProPublica
   Susan McGregor, Columbia University
   Andres Monroy-Hernandez, Microsoft Research
   Cheryl Phillips, Stanford University
   Arkaitz Zubiaga, University of Warwick
   (Additional program committee members to be added shortly)

Organizing Committee:

   Nicholas Diakopoulos, University of Maryland
   Irfan Essa, Georgia Institute of Technology
   Mark Hansen, Columbia University

Nick Diakopoulos, Ph.D.
Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia University
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