Notice on COVID-19

Dear C+J friends:

Unfortunately, we need to postpone the Computation + Journalism Symposium, scheduled for March 20-21 at Northeastern University, due to coronavirus concerns. We hope to reschedule for the fall. We were on track for historically high attendance and saw record submissions.

In any case, the accepted papers and abstracts have been posted and will be maintained as a conference series for the purposes of the official record (and for CVs, etc.)

For registration refunds, contact information can be found here. Please have your order confirmation number handy.

We want to thank Jessica Hullman, program committee chair, as well as Matt Carroll, Susan Conover, Aleszu Bajak, and Chris Kelley for their vital organizing work. We thank the Program Committee members for their review work, too. Our gratitude to Catherine D’Ignazio, chair, Naeemul Hassan and the Conduct Committee, as well as our webmaster Alex Lim (Northeastern ‘20.)

We wish you well in the coming months. We’ll be in touch.

-John Wihbey and David Lazer
General Chairs

Computation + Journalism Symposium

Exploring the interface between journalism and computing.
March 20 – 21, 2020  //  Northeastern University, Boston, MA
The Computation + Journalism Symposium, now in its ninth year as a national-global conference, is a celebration and synthesis of new ways to find and tell news stories with, by, and about data and algorithms. It is a venue to seed new collaborations between journalists and computer and data scientists: a bazaar for the exchange of ideas between industry/practice and academia/research. It has been hosted in prior years at Stanford, Northwestern, Georgia Tech, Columbia, and Univ. of Miami.

This year, it will be hosted by Northeastern University in Boston on March 20-21, Friday-Saturday. See the full program. And see the conference leadership team here.

Keynote Speakers

Amanda Cox

Data Editor, New York Times

Deen Freelon

Associate Professor, UNC Hussman School of Media and Journalism

David Rothschild

Economist, Microsoft Research

We will hear from leading industry practitioners and academic researchers. Speakers, panels and displays will expose you to the latest in computational thinking about media, tools used by top journalists, and creative ideas at the intersection of media and technology.

Find registration details here. It is $80 for professionals and just $20 for students.

Sponsors & Partners

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Please contact us if you have questions. Email Matt Carroll at