SSP Forum: Cheryl Phillips on Data Journalism

Photo of Cheryl Phillips
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)
Stanford University
Monday, November 4, 2019
12:30 - 1:20 PM

The
Symbolic Systems Forum
presents

The Shifting World of Data Journalism and the Rise of Collaborative Data-Driven Investigations

Cheryl Phillips
Communication Department

Monday, November 4, 2019
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:

Cheryl Phillips will go through the history of data journalism, briefly touching on its historical roots, its modern inception, early years and then will delve more deeply into a more recent shift toward larger, data-driven collaborative investigative journalism. She will talk about how data journalism has borrowed tools and techniques from social science and is now doing the same in more technical areas, such as using machine-learning and NLP. At the end, she will discuss how Big Local News at Stanford aims to help scale local journalism by using computational methods.