Northwestern University

Nov
26
Mon 4:00 PM

Hacker Journalism: Opportunities at the Intersection of Code and Content

When: Monday, November 26, 2012
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  

Where: Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center, 1-350
2133 Sheridan Road  
Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public

Contact: Ryan Graff  

Group: Knight Lab

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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Description:

Join the Knight Lab and special guests from National Public Radio, Medill and McCormick to learn more about the work computer scientists do in journalism and media.

In a nutshell, hacker journalists use the skills of computer scientists (code, familiarity with data, ingenuity, etc.) to uncover truths about the world and report them. They work in newsrooms around the country to help find, report, and deliver the news.

We'll hear from:

Brian Boyer about his recent work as news applications editor for NPR and previously as a developer for the Chicago Tribune, 

Knight Lab staff and student fellows about opportunities to build cool tools for journalists. Plus, hear about some recent Lab projects, and 

Rich Gordon who will discuss scholarships available to computer science students to earn a master's degree in journalism at Medill.

 

Also, pizza!

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