C+J 2015

Computation+Journalism Symposium 2015, October 2-3, New York City

Paper and panel proposals due August 14, 2015


The Computation+Journalism Symposium is a celebration and synthesis of new ways to find and tell news stories with, by, and about data and algorithms. It is a venue to seed new collaborations between journalists and computer and data scientists: a bazaar for the exchange of ideas between industry/practice and academia/research.

We are pleased to invite both papers and panels that explore the interface between data and computer science and journalism. We divide submissions into one of four categories.

Stories, visualizations, or other interactive experiences exemplary of outstanding journalism produced about or with data, code and algorithms.

Platforms that support journalistic work and which enable new ways of finding, producing, curating, or disseminating stories and other news content.

Research papers which explore a question of interest in journalism or information studies, or in data and computing science, as it relates back to journalism and news information.

Pedagogical innovations, describing how technology can be used in the teaching of journalism, or journalism can be used in the training in data and computer science and other branches of engineering.

This year, we are also soliciting panel proposals in these categories. A panel will consist of between 3 and 5 participants and a moderator, and should be thought of as a discussion on a topic of interest to the computation and journalism communities. Our goal with this line of solicitation is to surface new topics and extend the reach of the meeting to new communities.

We will judge sumissions in the separate categories – stories, platforms, research and pedagogy – on their own merits, but all should be reflective and seek to share knowledge that leads the field forward. For instance, submissions about stories or visualizationsmight explain the story as well as how it was enabled or constrained by technology; platform submissions might detail what is unique about the platform and how its design affords journalistic work; and research submissions might articulate a research question and contribution to state-of-the-art knowledge.

All submissions will be reviewed by experts in the field, and accepted papers will be invited to present the work in demo and oral sessions at the symposium. This year we anticipate relationships with two journals, the American Journalism Review and Digital Journalism, to help publish the proceedings of the symposium.

The work presented at last year’s symposium can be found here.