Algorithms, Automation, and News:

An International Conference, Munich, 22-23 May 2018

Programme

Programme

21 May 2018

Evening: Informal get together at Café Reitschule.

 

 

 

Day 1: 22 May 2018

 

09:00 Arrival and registration
09:20-09:35 Welcome, opening
09:35-11:15

Panel 1: Requirements and realities: automation and the newsroom

09:35-09:55

C.W. Anderson

F is for Fake, A is for Angry, B is for Boring: Sophisticated News in an Irrational Age

09:55-10:15

Carl-Gustav Lindén

So much data, so few stories: Journalistic usability of open data

10:15-10:35

Hanna Zoon, Jeske van Dongen and Jorge Alves Lino

Designing for Automated Journalism in the Netherlands: First Steps and No Way Back

10:35-10:55

Aljosha Karim Schapals

The challenges and opportunities of automated journalism: Illuminating the status quo in German newsrooms

10:55-11:15

Questions and discussion

Panel chair: Thomas Hess

11:15-11:45 Coffee break
11:45-13:00

Panel 2: Bots, labour, and public service

11:45-12:05

Rhianne Jones and Bronwyn Jones

Public Service Chatbots: Automating Conversation with BBC News

12:05-12:25

Heather Ford and Jonathon Hutchinson

Bots and Public Service Media: Democratic Bedfellows or an Unholy Alliance?

12:25-12:45

Raul Ferrer-Conill and Christer Clerwall

The journalistic conveyor belt. Intensities of automation and algorithmic micro-processes in Swedish newsrooms

12:45-13:00

Questions and discussion

Panel chair: Hanna Zoon

13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:40

Panel 3: Ethics, transparency, and privacy

14:00-14:20

David J. Gunkel

What Does it Matter Who is Speaking? Authorship, Responsibility and Natural Language Generation Algorithms

14:20-14:40

Stuart Myles

How Can We Make Algorithmic News More Transparent?

14:40-15:00

Haeyeop Song, Se-uk Oh and Jaemin Jung

Toward transparent news algorithms focusing on the journalistic values: A case study of Korea Press Foundation’s News Trust Project in South Korea

15:00-15:20

Natali Helberger

Privacy and the hyper-responsive press

15:20-15:40

Questions and discussion

Panel chair: Rhianne Jones

15:40-16:10 Coffee break
16:10-17:25

Panel 4: Professionalism and control in an age of automation

16:10-16:30

Balázs Bodó

New strategies in news personalization – how legacy media uses algorithms to maintain its independence in the age of engagement

16:30-16:50

Marko Milosavljević and Igor Vobič

Human-Still-in-the-Loop: Journalism between Automation and Professionalization

16:50-17:10

Rhianne Jones and Bronwyn Jones

Atomised News: Experimenting with structure in public service journalism. 

17:10-17:25

Questions and discussion

Panel chair: Thomas Hanitzsch

17:25-18:00 Coffee break
18:00-19:15

Evening ‘keynote’ lecture, Professor Phil Napoli
Taking Stock of the Algorithmic Marketplace of Ideas

19:15- Buffet reception

 

 

 

Day 2: 23 May 2018

 

09:00-10:40

Panel 5: Special panel with Neil Thurman and his collaborators

10:40-11:10 Coffee break
11:10-12:50

Panel 6: Embedding automation in the many forms of journalism: Covering local news, courts, sensors, and investigations

11:10-11:30

Jay Alabaster and William B. Silcock

Local at Scale: Examining the Automation of Hyperlocal News

11:30-11:50

Lamprini Georgiou, Aggelos Kiayias and Burkhard Schafer

Courting trouble: Trial reporting and the automation of journalistic compliance

11:50-12:10

Jonathan Stray

The State of the Art of Investigative AI

12:10-12:30

Jakob Vicari and Bertram Weiß

Sensor Driven Journalism: Combining Reporting with the Internet of Things

12:30-12:50

Questions and discussion

Panel chair: Bronwyn Jones

12:50-13:50 Lunch
13:50-15:30

Panel 7: Research trajectories: modelling the past and shaping 
the future

13:50-14:10

Nick Diakopoulos

Journalistic Data Mining

14:10-14:30

Matt Carlson

The rediscovery of objectivity: Algorithms and the return of the repressed in journalism studies

14:30-14:50

David Caswell

Structured Journalism and the Semantic Units of News

14:50-15:10

Seth C. Lewis

Humans, Machines, and News: A Conference-Closing Response

15:10-15:30

Questions and discussion

Panel chair: Valerie Belair-Gagnon

15:30 Conference close