7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
4th November, 2015
Recent advances in digital technologies are allowing data journalists to find and tell stories in new and visually exciting ways, often working in collaboration with developers, statisticians and designers. It’s a new frontier for many newsrooms, but not without its own teething pains.
The 2015 British General Election was supposed to be the data election, but did big data really play a role in deciding the outcome? Is data journalism really the way of the future, or is it creating technologically informed elites and reinforcing journalists’ role as gatekeepers?
The Department of Journalism at City University London will host this important debate. The panel includes:
Ray Snoddy, former Media Editor, The Times
Nick Phipps, 2015 General Election Editor, Sky News
Megan Lucero, The Times and The Sunday Times
Tom Felle, City University London
Damian Radcliffe, University of Oregon
The debate will be followed by the launch of a new book of the same name edited by Tom Felle, John Mair and Damian Radcliffe.