March 17: Talk – Innovation and Computing in Journalism

Nick Diakopoulos, Computing Innovation Fellow at the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University, will talk to the JMSC about the impact of computing on the changing landscape of news production and consumption on Thursday, March 17.

Nick Diakopoulos

About the Talk:
The talk explores the impact of computing on the changing landscape of news production and consumption including:
**information gathering, organisation and sense-making, communication and presentation, and dissemination and public interaction with news information.
**social media, visual analytics, online commenting systems for news, and game-y information graphics to make online data playable.
**a myriad of ways that computing can enhance journalists’ ability to leverage public response to news events, as well as for the public to have more meaningful experiences when interacting with others and with news information online.

About the Speaker:
Nicholas Diakopoulos is a Computing Innovation Fellow at the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Drew University. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His current research projects touch on human computer interaction, information visualisation, and social media with themes spanning journalism, collaborative authorship, and games.

Date: Thursday, March 17, 2011
Time: 5.30 – 7 pm
Venue: T3, Meng Wah Complex, The University of Hong Kong
Enquiries: Kylie Chan at 2219-4416 or kyliec@hku.hk