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The European Investigative Journalism and Dataharvest Conference organised by Journalismfund.eu, is the most relevant networking event for investigative and data journalists in Europe. Dataharvest EIJC17 will take place on Friday 19, Saturday 20 and Sunday morning 21 May 2017, with a pre-conference Hack Day on Thursday 18 May.

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Algorithm Accountability [clear filter]
Saturday, May 20
 

12:00

KEYNOTE: The Power of Algorithms - Algorithmic Accountability Reporting
Algorithms are coming to adjudicate decisions in nearly all facets of the public and private sectors. But despite the potential for efficiency gains, algorithms fed by big data can also amplify structural discrimination or produce errors that deny services to individuals – the close monitoring of such systems is paramount. Algorithmic accountability reporting is a new form of journalism that is emerging to apply the core journalistic functions of watchdogging and investigative reporting to algorithms. In this talk Diakopoulos will discuss how algorithmic accountability reporting is used by journalists as a method for articulating the power structures, biases, and influences that computational artifacts play in society.

Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

Brigitte Alfter

Managing Editor, Journalismfund.eu
Co-founder and Managing Editor at Journalismfund.eu, a support structure for in-depth, innovative and independent journalism in Europe. Brigitte is a senior Danish-German journalist, she has won multiple awards and is proud that these awards were always granted to her and team members.Having... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nick Diakopoulos

Nick Diakopoulos

Assistant Professor, Northwestern University, Chicago
Nicholas Diakopoulos is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication 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... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Auditorium 2 Thomas More journalism school at the Campus De Ham, Raghenoplein 21, 2800 Mechelen & Campus De Vest, Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen, BELGIUM

14:00

Getting Started with Algorithmic Accountability Reporting
This session with introduce the resources of AlgorithmTips.org to help you get started with algorithmic accountability reporting. Participants in this interactive session will collaboratively explore the use of algorithms at various levels of government by running targeted search queries on governmental sites. Potential leads will be fleshed out to help orient and situate the algorithm in terms of how it’s used and how it may matter to the public. The appropriateness of various methods for undertaking investigation of the found algorithms will be discussed.

Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

Brigitte Alfter

Managing Editor, Journalismfund.eu
Co-founder and Managing Editor at Journalismfund.eu, a support structure for in-depth, innovative and independent journalism in Europe. Brigitte is a senior Danish-German journalist, she has won multiple awards and is proud that these awards were always granted to her and team members.Having... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nick Diakopoulos

Nick Diakopoulos

Assistant Professor, Northwestern University, Chicago
Nicholas Diakopoulos is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication 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... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
C1.25 Thomas More journalism school at the Campus De Ham, Raghenoplein 21, 2800 Mechelen & Campus De Vest, Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen, BELGIUM

15:15

Algorithm Accountability - European network on journalists and algorithm accountability
In May 2016 German journalists and IT-experts founded Algorithmwatch.org. They'll share the experience of the first year and open up for a networking round on algorithm watching journalism throughout Europe.

Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

Brigitte Alfter

Managing Editor, Journalismfund.eu
Co-founder and Managing Editor at Journalismfund.eu, a support structure for in-depth, innovative and independent journalism in Europe. Brigitte is a senior Danish-German journalist, she has won multiple awards and is proud that these awards were always granted to her and team members.Having... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nick Diakopoulos

Nick Diakopoulos

Assistant Professor, Northwestern University, Chicago
Nicholas Diakopoulos is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication 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... Read More →
avatar for Lorenz Matzat

Lorenz Matzat

Co-Founder, AlgorithmWatch
Lorenz Matzat is a journalist and software entrepeneur in Berlin with a focus on local journalism, maps, algorithmic accountability and interactive applications.
avatar for Matthias Spielkamp

Matthias Spielkamp

Founder and Executive Director, AlgorithmWatch
Matthias Spielkamp is co-founder and executive director of AlgorithmWatch. He is co-founder and publisher of the online magazine iRights.info (Grimme Online Award 2006). He testified before several committees of the German Bundestag, i.e. on AI and robotics. Matthias serves on the governing board of the German section of Reporters Without Borders and the... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 15:15 - 16:15
C1.25 Thomas More journalism school at the Campus De Ham, Raghenoplein 21, 2800 Mechelen & Campus De Vest, Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen, BELGIUM