Symposium Schedule

Friday, February 1

8:30-9:15

Registration & Breakfast

9:15-9:30

Welcome Remarks & Introduction

  • Alberto Cairo, General Chair
  • Gregory J. Shepherd, Dean of the School of Communication
  • Nicholas Tsinoremas, Director of the Center for Computational Science
  • Jennifer Preston, VP Journalism Program, Knight Foundation
  • Nicholas Diakopoulos, Program Chair

9:30-10:30

Keynote: “The Augmented and Automated Newsroom” [Video]

  • Lisa Gibbs, director of news partnerships, Associated Press – @lisagibbs954

10:30-11:00

Coffee Break

11:00-12:00

Panel: The Human Side to Automation, Algorithms, and AI [Video]

12:00-1:30

Lunch

1:30-2:30

Keynote: “Projecting Confidence: How the Probabilistic Horse Race Confuses and Demobilizes the Public” [Video]

  • Yphtach Lelkes, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania – @ylelkes

2:30-3:00

Coffee break

3:00-4:30

Panel: Information Quality: Measurement, Perception, and Manipulation [Video]

4:30-5:30

Panel: Algorithms: Useful Tools or Objects of Investigation? [Video]

5:30-6:00

Break

6:00-8:00

Poster & Demo Reception

Saturday, February 2

8:30-9:00

Breakfast

9:00-10:00

Keynote: “From Designing Boxes to Designing Algorithms: How Programming the News Has Evolved at the New York Times” [Video]

  • Brian Hamman, Vice President of Engineering, The New York Times – @hamman

10:00-10:30

Coffee Break

10:30-12:00

Panel: Tools for Reporting & Storytelling [Video]

12:00-1:30

Lunch

1:30-2:00

Community Town Hall

2:00-3:15

Panel: Factchecking & Verification [Video]

3:15-3:30

Closing Remarks & Conclude

  • Irfan Essa (Georgia Institute of Technology)