Computational Journalism

Wikipedia defines

Journalism is the discipline of gathering, writing and reporting news, and broadly it includes the process of editing and presenting the news articles. Journalism applies to various media, but is not limited to newspapers, magazines, radio, and television.

It further says:

Journalism’s activities include stating What, When, Where, How, and Why, famously quoted by Rudyard Kipling (see the Five Ws), and stating the significance and effects of certain events or trends. Journalism exists in a number of media: newspapers, television , radio, magazines and, most recently, the World Wide Web through the Internet.

EventWeb will be the beginning of the new journalism — it could become a nice combination of event database, wiki, blig, and socialnetworking around events. This will help right events gain popularity and will provide multiple perspectives on each event and its cause and effects. This definitely has a potential to revolutionize journalism as we know.

At Georgia Tech, there is an interesting Symposium being organized. You can get more details on this here at
http://www.computational-journalism.com/symposium/index.php
The organizers of this symposium have put together a group of journalists, Newsindustry people, and technologists to present their ideas on the future of this very important activity in modern society. This symposium has potential to start bridging some exciting activities in different areas that could be channeled as a new discipline.

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