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Registration is still open for the Tow Center's first-ever research conference Quantifying Journalism: Data, Metrics, and Computation. The one-day conference features Tow Report launches on data journalism by Alexander Howard, user-generated content by Claire Wardle and Sam Dubberley, and Sensor Journalism by Fergus Pitt, panel discussions, a lecture, and research updates from Tow fellows Andy Carvin, Nicholas Diakopoulos, and more. Download a PDF of the conference program and note the first session now begins at 9:15am.

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Quantifying Journalism: Data, Metrics, and Computation
Friday, May 30, 2014
8:30am-4:30pm

Columbia Journalism School

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The first Tow Research conference will reflect on a big year in data journalism. The conference will bring together academics, practitioners and technologists to explore critical questions at the heart of the data journalism conversation. See the schedule here.

Watch LIVE beginning at 9:15am (EST) and send questions via Twitter #towtalk
http://cuj.tw/1g8MvZU
 

 
Read the latest from the Tow Center Blog:

Summer Sensor Newsroom Opens at the Tow Center
—Lauren Mack. Tow Center Research Associate
The Tow Center and Brown Institute for Media Innovation have awarded Columbia Journalism School student Anne Ponton Waldman their first-ever Brown/Tow Award for Excellence in Computational Journalism at Journalism Day, May 20, 2014.

Have something to say? The Tow Center is looking for contributors to pitch and cover events, tell us How It’s Made or write tips and tutorials for the Tow Center Blog. Contact Shiwani Neupane, Digital Media Associate, if you wish to contribute.
Upcoming Events:

May 30
Quantifying Journalism: Data, Metrics, and Computation

The first Tow Research conference will reflect on a big year in data journalism. The all-day conference will bring together academics, practitioners and technologists to explore critical questions at the heart of the data journalism conversation. See a list of confirmed speakers here.

PLEASE NOTE: Breakfast begins at 8:30am and the first session begins at 9:15am.

RSVP here.
 
Save the Date:

June 18

Glenn Greenwald on Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State
Join the Tow Center and Haymarket Books for an evening lecture with Glenn Greenwald, who will discuss the state of journalism today and his recent reporting on surveillance and national security issues. This event will be held in San Francisco, California.
RSVP details coming soon.

Unless otherwise noted, all Tow Center events are free and open to the public. Follow the Tow Center on Twitter @TowCenter for updates on all events.
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