A program of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin
Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
(Video of Diakopoulos’ presentation at ISOJ2019 is below his bio, along with an article from the ISOJ team)
@ndiakopoulos Nick Diakopoulos is an assistant professor in Communication Studies and Computer Science (by courtesy) at Northwestern University where he is Director of the Computational Journalism Lab (CJL). He is also a Tow Fellow at Columbia University School of Journalism as well as Associate Professor II at the University of Bergen Department of Information Science and Media Studies. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech where he co-founded the program in Computational Journalism.
His research is in computational and data journalism with active research projects on (1) algorithmic accountability and transparency, (2) automation and algorithms in news production, and (3) social media in news contexts. He is the author of Automating the News: How Algorithms are Rewriting the Media from Harvard University Press, and the co-editor of Data-Driven Storytelling, from CRC Press. For some of his latest thinking and writing on automation and algorithms in journalism see his column in the Columbia Journalism Review.
Diakopoulos chaired the panel “The impact of artificial intelligence and machine learning on journalism” at ISOJ 2019.