C+J 2021 will be held virtually on Friday, February 19, 2021 via Check back for more details and updates leading up to the conference.


    Friday, February 19

(All times are in Eastern standard time)

9:45am – 10am ET Opening remarks
10am – 10:30am Amanda Cox – Keynote
10:30am -11:30am Paper panel: Politics
Contributed sessions I (see below)
11:30am- 12pm Deen Freelon – Keynote
12pm -1pm Paper panel: Countering noise
Contributed sessions II
12pm – 1:30pm Poster session
1:30pm -2:30pm Invited panel: Political forecasting meets journalism
2:30pm – 3:30pm Paper panel: Data and modeling
Contributed sessions III
3:30pm – 4pm David Rothschild – Keynote
4pm – 5pm Contributed sessions IV
5pm – 6pm Invited panel: Conveying a clear message and uncertainty with graphics
6pm Closing

Contributed Sessions I — 10:30am – 11:30am

Covering COVID I

  1. Arkansascovid: How We Ran A COVID News Website Through a College Journalism Class
  2. COVID-19 and a corresponding shift in collaborative data journalism
  3. Covering COVID-19 with automated journalism: leveraging technological innovation in times of crisis
  4. Documenting COVID-19, collecting unstructured and confidential data from FOIA

Data Journalism Practices I

  1. Digital go-alongs: recounting individual journeys through personal data as journalistic stories
  2. How Data Journalism Engages Audience
  3. Newsroom Sensemaking: A Process Model for Epistemic Humility in Data and Computational Journalism
  4. From No Prereqs to Data Storytellers: Borrowing from the Journalist’s Toolbox to Teach Students to Communicate with Data

Online news sources: Quality and Quantity

  1. How to be successful in social media? A causal analysis of 8 media’s news sharing practices on Twitter
  2. What the metrics say. Online news popularity on the web and social media pages of mainstream media outlets
  3. Predicting quality in online journalism through explainable AI
  4. 365 Dots in 2018, 2019, and 2020: Quantifying Attention of News Sources


      Contributed Sessions II — 12pm – 1pm (two sessions will run until 1:15pm)

      Contributed Panel
      The new Data Journalism Handbook: preview, walkthrough and Q&A

      Reporting on Violence, Bias and Conspiracies

      1. Documenting police violence: a comparative study of the watchdog approach used in French, English and American data journalism projects.
      2. Investigating systemic bias in Canada’s prisons
      3. HateMap: Computational methods for monitoring hate incidents through online news media
      4. VizPol: Real-Time Symbol Recognition for Field Reporting and Image Tagging 
      5. RadiTube: A New Tool for Navigating Fringe YouTube Communities

      Data Journalism Practices II

      1. Artificial Intelligence in Chinese Newsrooms
      2. Exploring Together: How Might we Leverage Inter-organisational Collaboration for Journalism Innovation?
      3. Using Data in Pursuit of Solutions Journ
      4. News Discourse Patterns: A Roadmap for Computational Journalism
      5. Datamations: Animated Explanations of Data Analysis Pipelines

        Contributed Sessions III — 2:30pm – 3:30pm

        Contributed Panel 
        Differential Privacy in the 2020 Census: Balancing Confidentiality and Data Utility

        Covering COVID II

        1. The COVID-19 Infodemic: Twitter versus Facebook
        2. Large Scale Social Media Data Analysis to Understand Depression During the COVID-19 Pandemic
        3. Local news availability does not increase pro-social pandemic response
        4. Exploring the Information Landscape of News using Narrative Maps

        Trust and Misinformation

        1. Right and left, partisanship predicts (asymmetric) vulnerability to misinformation
        2. Demonstrating Automated Disinformation
        3. 78 Days – A Photographic Archive of Trust and Mistrust in our Digital Age
        4. The Citizen Browser Project — Auditing the Algorithms of Disinformation

        Tools and assessment

        1. Ring signatures for anonymous sourcing in journalism
        2. Census 2020: A Computational Law Approach
        3. A Framework for Assessing Changes in the Local Media Environment
        4. 5 Ways to Introduce Design Justice to Your Newsroom

        Contributed Sessions IV — 4pm – 5pm

        Contributed Session 
        Storytelling with Numbers amid a Pandemic and Toxic Misinformation

        Covering COVID III

        1. Equity, Epidemiology, and Empathy: The Power of Data in the Midst of a Pandemic
        2. A pandemic in graphics: Covering coronavirus from a visual perspective research
        3. Visualizing the Pandemic: 1 Year Later
        4. MISSING THEM, a data-driven COVID-19 memorial project by THE CITY nonprofit newsroom

        Summarization and Recommendation

        1. Is the human news worker becoming less journalistic? The changing role of gatekeeping in the age of computational journalism
        2. Proposal for Extractive Summarization Method of News Articles and Collaboration with Editors in Newsroom
        3. Recommendation Horizon
        4. Persine: Reproducible research on algorithmic recommendation systems