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SFI MediaFutures - Newsletter Week 38

Check out our recent news and updates below!


MediaFutures Annual Meeting 2021 - Final Call for Registration!

The registration for the MediaFutures first Annual Meeting is still open. The event will take place in Bergen, on September 29-30.

Please note that there have been made changes to the programme and venue. The event will start at 12:15 on 29 September and will take place in Media City Bergen. 

Secure your spot!
Read the program and register


MediaFutures Seminar: 
NORDIS - The Nordic Observatory for Digital Media and Information Disorder

MediaFutures is pleased to announce that Carl-Gustav Linden, Associate Professor in Data Journalism at the University of Bergen, will hold a seminar on the 15th of October, at 12:00. The seminar regards the new project entitled NORDIS funded by European Commission for a duration of two years.
Read about the seminar

MediaFutures Seminar: Natural Language Generation, Automated Journalism and Finding the Middle Road 

Recording available
The recording from today’s seminar with Leo Leppänen about natural language generation is available online.
Look at the recording


Forthcoming MediaFutures meetings, seminars and workshops. To join internal meetings, please check out the internal MediaFutures calendar. Instructions on how to add the calendar can be found on MS Teams. 

TEDx Bergen with MediaFutures Researcher Dr. Erik Knudsen: "The promise and perils of algorithmic news recommenders"

(open to the public)
When: Fri. 24 Sept., 10:00-16:00
Who: Open to all

WP4 Biweekly Meeting

(closed to the public)
When: Fri. 24 Sept., 12:00-13:00
Who: WP4 collaborators

WP Leader Meeting #19

(closed to the public)
When: Mon. 27 Sept., 14:00-15:30
Who: WP Leaders

MediaFutures Annual Meeting 

(open to the public)
When: Wed. 29 - Thu. 30 Sept.
Who: Day 1 is open to all, day 2 is for the MediaFutures Community

WP4 Workshop

(closed to the public)
When: Thu. 30 Sept., 14:00-16:00
Who: WP4 Collaboarors

WP3 Bi-Weekly Leader Group Meeting

(closed to the public)
When: Fri. 1 Oct., 10:30-12:00
Who: WP3 Leader Group

WP Leader Meeting #20

(closed to the public)
When: Mon. 11 Oct., 14:00-15:30
Who: WP Leaders

MediaFutures Seminar: Nordis – The Nordic Observatory for Digital Media and Information Disorder, Carl-Gustav Lindén

(open to the public)
When: Thu. 15 Oct.., 12:00-13:00
Who: Open to all

MediaFutures Seminar: Title tba, Amir Ebrahimi Fard

(open to the public)
When: Thu. 28 Oct., 12:00-13:00
Who: Open to all

MediaFutures Executive Group Meeting 

(closed to the public)
When: Wed. 3 Nov., 09:00-12:00
Who: Executive Group

CEDAS & MediaFutures Joint Seminar: Knowledge Graph: Exploring Reasoning and Learning with Jeff Z. Pan

(open to the public)
When: Thu. 11 Nov., 13:00-14:00
Who: Open to all

MediaFutures Seminar: Translating Educational Data into Meaningful Practices: Insights from the field of Learning Analytics. Mohammad Khalil

(open to the public)
When: Thu. 25 Nov., 12:00-13:00
Who: Open to all



Welcome to our weekly quizes! You can join us either at the MediaFutures social space or via videolink from the department of InfoMedia's lunch room. 

When: Every Tuesday at 12:00
Where: MediaFutures & InfoMedia
Who: Anyone at MediaFutures & InfoMedia

Administrative Corner

Logos and Templates

MediaFutures logos and templates can be downloaded from our website. Please use the provided templates or display the logos of MediaFutures when presenting and representing MediaFutures. 

Latest Publications

Forthcoming publication
Alain Starke; Sebastian Øverhaug Larsen; Christoph Trattner. Predicting Feature-based Similarity in the News Domain Using Human Judgments. International Workshop on News Recommendation and Analytics (INRA 2021) held at RecSys'21.September, 2021, Amsterdam, NL. ACM, New York, NY, USA., To appear in 2021.

Bjørnar Tessem, Lars Nyre, Michel dos Santos Mesquita, Paul Mulholland. Deep Learning to encourage citizen involvement in local journalism. In Ville Manninen et al. (eds), Futures of Journalism. Palgrave Macmillan. To appear in 2021

Alain Starke; Christoph Trattner; H. Bakken; M. Johannessen; V. Solberg. The Cholesterol Factor: Balancing Accuracy and Health in Recipe Recommendation Through a Nutrient-Specific Metric. Workshop on Multi-Objective Recommender Systems (MORS) held at RecSys'21. To appear in 2021.
Have a good weekend!
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