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The Information Society Project at Yale Law School is hosting the conference "Data Journalism: New Tools and New Challenges for Accessing Information" on Friday, March 9, 2012 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm in Room 122 at Yale Law School. We hope you will join us.
The production of news increasingly involves the processing, analysis, and presentation of data. Governments and other organizations have made more data publicly available, sometimes through extralegal means, while newsrooms have simultaneously been adding new tools and acquiring new expertise to manage this flow of information. This conference, hosted by the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, will bring together working journalists, computer scientists, and media researchers to examine new practices and challenges in the rapidly emerging field of data journalism. Panelists will explore the increasing use of data in journalism; the role that news organizations play in mediating, curating, and redacting data; and the interaction of new practices in data journalism with First Amendment and policy issues concerning freedom of information, open government, and privacy.
9:30 - 10:00 am Breakfast
10:00-12:00 pm Panel 1: Data Journalism Forms and Practices
Reginald Chua, Editor, Data and Innovation, Thomson Reuters
Amanda Cox, Graphics Editor, New York Times
Simon Ferrari, Video Game Designer and Doctoral Researcher in Digital Media, Georgia Institute of Technology
Katharine Jarmul, Lead Developer, Loud3r
Dafna Linzer, Senior Investigative Reporter, ProPublica
12:15 - 1:15 pm Bag Lunch provided
1:30- 3:30 pm Panel 2: The Influence of Data on News Work
C.W. Anderson, Assistant Professor of Media Culture, College of Staten Island (CUNY)
Brian Boyer, News Applications Editor, Chicago Tribune
Hannah Fairfield, Graphics Director, Washington Post
Matt Stiles, Data Journalist, NPR