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Social Media in the Newsroom (SMnews 2016),
workshop co-located with ICWSM 2016

17th May, 2016 - Cologne, Germany



The exponential growth of social media as a central communication
practice, and its agility in capturing and announcing breaking news
events more rapidly than traditional media, has changed the
journalistic landscape: social media has been adopted as a significant
source by professional journalists, and conversely, citizens are able
to use social media as a form of direct reportage. This brings along
new opportunities for newsrooms and journalists by providing new means
for newsgathering through access to a wealth of citizen reportage and
updates about current affairs, as well as an additional showcase for
news dissemination.

This workshop aims to focus on the intersection of social media and
journalism, as a subset of Computational and Data Journalism. It will
particularly focus on the development of novel algorithms, methods,
and tools, and to further understand and to make the most of social
media content for the purposes of news and media industries and
journalism practitioners.

Topics of Interest

This workshop aims to bring together practitioners and academics in
the fields of journalism and news production, information science,
data science and computer science, facilitating a multidisciplinary
discussion on these topics in order to advance research in the broad
area of Data and Computational journalism, with specific focus on
social media data for news production and reporting.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Newsgathering from social media
* Social Event Detection
* Social media content curation
* Social media analytics for news
* Verification of source and content
* Detection of eyewitnesses and experts
* Ethical issues concerning social media newsgathering and eyewitness media
* Credibility assessment
* Provenance
* Analysis of social news and online news from traditional media
* Fact-checking
* Citizen journalism
* Data Driven journalism
* Computational Journalism
* Robot journalism
* Algorithmic accountability
* Approaches to boost reputation of journalists in social media
* Diffusion of news stories in social media
* Social media news audiences and network gatekeeping
* Social media and censorship
* Visualisation of news and social media

Important Dates

* 27th February, 2016: Paper submission deadline.
* 11th March, 2016: Notification to authors.
* 17th March, 2016: Camera-ready papers due.
* 17th May, 2016: Workshop day.

Paper Submission

Two types of submissions will be accepted: full papers that present
advanced work (5-8 pages), and short papers that present work in
progress (up to 4 pages). Submissions will be assessed through peer
review, with each submission being reviewed by at least three
committee members.

Papers must be in trouble-free, high resolution PDF format, formatted
for US Letter (8.5″ x 11″) paper, using Type 1 or TrueType fonts.
Submission must be formatted in AAAI two-column, camera-ready style:

Submissions will be made through Easychair:

Organising Committee

* Bahareh R. Heravi, NUI Galway, Ireland
* Arkaitz Zubiaga, University of Warwick, UK

Programme Committee

* Luca Maria Aiello, Yahoo! Labs, UK
* Martin Atzmueller, University of Kassel, Germany
* Stefano Ceccon, The Times and The Sunday Times, UK
* Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Aalto University, Finland
* Nicholas Diakopoulos, University of Maryland, USA
* George Gkotsis, King’s College London, UK
* Phil Hahn, CTV News, Canada
* Ulrika Hedman, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
* Hongzhao Huang, Facebook, USA
* David Laniado, Eurecat, Spain
* Miguel Martinez-Alvarez, Signal Media Ltd., UK
* Donn Morrison, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
* Symeon Papadopoulos, ITI-CERTH, Greece
* Gavin Sheridan, VizLegal (former Storyful), Ireland
* Damiano Spina, RMIT University, Australia
* Thomas Steiner, Google, Germany
* Laura Tolosi-Halacheva, Ontotext, Bulgaria
* Pablo Torres, NUI Galway, Ireland
* Christoph Trattner, Know-Center, Austria

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