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Recent advances in digital technologies are allowing data journalists to find and tell stories in new and visually exciting ways, often working in collaboration with developers, statisticians and designers. It’s a new frontier for many newsrooms, but not without its own teething pains.
The 2015 British General Election was supposed to be the data election, but did big data really play a role in deciding the outcome? Is data journalism really the way of the future, or is it creating technologically informed elites and reinforcing journalists’ role as gatekeepers?
The Department of Journalism at City University London will host this important debate. The panel includes:
Ray Snoddy, former Media Editor, The Times
Nick Phipps, 2015 General Election Editor, Sky News
Megan Lucero, The Times and The Sunday Times
Tom Felle, City University London
Damian Radcliffe, University of Oregon
The debate will be followed by the launch of a new book of the same name co-edited by Tom Felle, a lecturer in journalism at City University’s Department of Journalism. The other co-editors are John Mair, a journalism academic and former BBC director/producer; and Damian Radcliffe, Carolyn S Chambers Professor in Journalism at the University of Oregon.
Data Journalism: Inside the Global Future, edited by Tom Felle, John Mair and Damian Radcliffe, is published by Abramis, Bury St Edmunds.
This event is co-hosted by City University London and the Media Society.