20/6/2018 - 21/6/2018

European Data and Computational Journalism Conference (Cardiff, UK)


Back for a second year, The European Data and Computational Journalism Conference aims to bring together industry, practitioners and academics in the fields of journalism and news production and information, data, social and computer sciences, facilitating a multi-disciplinary discussion on these topics in order to advance research and practice in the broad area of Data and Computational Journalism.

Keynote talks for this year's conference include two leading figures from the field of Data and Computational Journalism: Alberto Cairo of the University of Miami, and Mar Cabra, previously of ICIJ.

Held on the 20th and 21st June at Cardiff University, the conference promises to provide a stimulating set of talks on topics such as data-driven investigations, the application of data and/or computational journalism within the newsroom, open data, algorithms and accountability, visualisation, and bias, ethics and transparency. The first conference day will be followed by a series of hands on practical workshops related to data journalism tools and programming languages on Day 2.

The first edition of the conference, held in Dublin in July 2017 attracted a large number of submissions, and ultimately only 35% of the submitted papers and talks were accepted for presentation in the conference. The conference itself attracted over 100 attendees from industry and academia, and was followed by a half day of successful workshops: a 'Data and Computational Journalism Unconference' and an 'Introduction to Data Journalism'.

The European Data and Computational Journalism Conference is now accepting submissions for academic papers, industry talks, and practical workshops. 

Find out more here.