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Friday, September 15 • 16:00 - 18:00
Exploring and Misinformation Ecosystems

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In this workshop, I will interactively approach the analysis and instruct the basic "mapping" of mis/disinformation using a structural, system-level approach. Moving through influential components including social media, search platforms, comment and discussion forums, and ad tech, this workshop will address the critical factors involving "fake news" through a practitioner-focused session and non-academic discussions. I will share a selection of free and open source software and applications I will use that journalists and media organizations may use after the event, but no prior knowledge or app installs are needed for the workshop itself.

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Jonathan Albright

Jonathan Albright is a professor, award-nominated data journalist, and researcher in news and media analytics. His work lies at the interface of communication, culture, and technology—focusing on the thematic analysis of online and socially-mediated news events, creative data-d... Read More →


Friday September 15, 2017 16:00 - 18:00
Sala Auditorio Konex - Sarmiento 3131
  • timeSuggested 42984
  • skillsAndBackground Intellectual curiosity, spreadsheets, data-driven reporting, information and data visualization, issue mapping, social media, media analytics.
  • skillsAndBackgroundLevel Low
  • twitter twitter.com/d1gi
  • suggestedProfile Hackers & SoftwareDevelopers, Hacks & Journalists & Editors, Designers, Social Data Activists, Entrepreneurs, All of them, Funders
  • requirements No special equipment is needed besides a personal laptop/notebook computer.
  • expectedOutcome This workshop has two objectives: 1) help journalists and funding organizations understand the system-level (ie, "internet") challenges involving misinformation, disinformation, propaganda, and user targeting; and 2) propose methods to combat it in a newsroom and/or media professional working environment.
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  • creator name Jonathan Albright
  • creator email j.albright@columbia.edu

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