Workshop schedule (8/14/2017):

  • 9:00-9:05: Welcome
  • 9:05-10:05: Invited talk: Nick Diakopoulos on Journalistic Data Mining (abstract)
  • 10:05-10:30am: Coffee Break
  • 10:30-12:00: Accepted paper presentations: part 1 (15 minutes each)
    • Abram Handler and Brendan O'Connor. Rookie: A unique approach for exploring news archives. (pdf)
    • Chris Riederer, Jake Hofman and Daniel Goldstein. To put that in perspective: How to make unfamiliar numbers easier to understand. (pdf)
    • Jonathan Stray. Network analysis in journalism: Practices and possibilities. (pdf)
    • Brandon Roberts. Extracting references from political speech auto-transcripts. (pdf)
    • John Wihbey, Thalita Dias Coleman, Kenneth Joseph and David Lazer. Exploring the ideological nature of journalists' social networks on Twitter and associations with news story content. (pdf)
  • 12:00-13:15: Lunch
  • 13:15-14:15: Invited talk: Hannes Munzinger on Investigating the Panama Papers -- Data Mining the Hard Way (abstract)
  • 14:15-15:00: Accepted paper presentations: part 2 (15 minutes each)
    • Katherine Keith, Abram Handler, Michael Pinkham, Cara Magliozzi, Josh McDuffie and Brendan O'Connor. Identifying civilians killed by police with distantly supervised entity-event extraction. (arXiV)
    • Armineh Nourbakhsh, Quanzhi Li, Xiaomo Liu and Sameena Shah. “Breaking” disasters: Predicting and characterizing the global news value of natural and man-made disasters. (pdf)
    • Manoel Horta Ribeiro, Pedro H. Calais, Virgílio A. F. Almeida and Wagner Meira Jr.. Everything I disagree with is #FakeNews: Correlating political polarization and spread of misinformation. (pdf)
  • 15:00-15:30: Coffee Break
  • 15:30-16:30: Invited talk: Clay Eltzroth on Data Mining with Social Media to Help Uncover Breaking News (abstract)
  • 16:30-17:00: Discussion of emerging challenges and interesting problems to solve