Video: Turning data into narrative: 2012 MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference


From 17 to 19 June 2012, the Knight Foundation and MIT's Cener for Civic Media hosted the 2012 MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference, which focused on the topic of "The Story and the Algorithm". The event was hosted by the MIT Media Lab and brought together, by invitaton only, the leading media innovators who are shaping the future of news and information. 

Below, you will find a recap video of one of the panel sessions that took place at the event. The main question addressed was the issue of, "what stories do data tell?". Based on the knowledge that data and datasets containing information about our communities, politics, government, and beyond, are becoming increasingly more available, the participating panelists discussed and explored some of the strategies available for finding and sharing stories embedded within various data sets.  

Emily Bell, Tow Center for innovation in journalism at Columbia University was the moderator of the panel and the participants were as follows: