UPDATE for 2021

 Dear C+J friends:

We are pleased to announce that we are going to hold the Computation + Journalism Symposium virtually this coming year, in 2021.

Please mark Friday, February 19, 2021, on your calendars.

We will try to pull in keynotes and panels from 2020 that did not get to run. Please stand by for more information and re-invitations. We will also do a new call for abstracts to bring in more participants. Our intention is to draw on diverse fields to foster an even bigger conversation.

We need your help to re-establish the good momentum for C+J, and for the wider development of this interdisciplinary field, so please plan to be there!

Many thanks for your patience. Invitations/sign-ups and calls will be going out shortly.


John Wihbey, Jessica Hullman, David Lazer, General Chairs
Mark Hansen, Program Chair

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

Logo for Northeastern University's College of Arts, Media and DesignLogo for Northeastern University's Khoury College of Computer Sciences northwestern univ. logologo for NULab for Texts, Maps and Networks

Please contact us if you have questions. Email Matt Carroll at ma.carroll@northeastern.edu.