Data Journalism Events in Oct-Nov

Mozilla Festival

Here are some data and interactive journalism events coming your way over the next month.

1)Hack/hackers London: October meetup

(Credit: Hack Hackers)

The meeting is to bring hackers and journalists together as news coverage goes digital. Hackers explore technologies to filter and visualise information, while journalists use technology to find and tell stories. In the age of information overload, all their work has become even more crucial. 

Who’s speaking?

Danny Miller (@DannyAnth), Anthropologist

Miller will talk about a study on “Why We Post”, a global anthropological research project on the uses and consequences of social media.

Barbara McCormack, Vice President/Education, Newseum

Dan Gillmor, Professor at Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication, Arizona State University.

Date and time

25 October 2017

18:30 – 21:00 BST


Twitter UK

20 Air Street




2) MozFest (London, UK)

(credit: Mozilla Festival)

MozFest is the world’s leading festival for the open internet movement. It will explore the intersection of the web with civil society, journalism, public policy, and art through interactive sessions. It will discuss the most pressing issues facing the Internet today.

Who’s speaking?

Julia Angwin, an award-winning investigative journalist at the independent news organization ProPublica.

Emily Gorcenski, a data scientist and technological activist with backgrounds in computational mathematics, epidemiology, and software engineering.

Date and time

27-29 October 2017


2017 Ravensbourne College, London, SE10 0EW



3)CUSPE Lecture: Data Science and Democracy – Fake News, Fake Realities?

(Credit: Cuspe)

Data science is changing how politicians and other influencers interact with the public. The lecture will discuss the relationship between data science and public opinion.

Who’s speaking?

Dr. Mark Pack, co-author of 101 Ways To Win An Election and former Head of Innovations at the Liberal Democrats where he ran the party’s 2001 and 2005 internet general election campaigns.

Megan Lucero, running the “data crunching hub” The Bureau Local at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. Formerly the Data Journalism Editor at The Times and Sunday Times.

Dr. David Stillwell, Deputy Director of The Psychometrics Centre at the University of Cambridge and Lecturer in Big Data Analytics and Quantitative Social Science at the Cambridge Judge Business School.

Date and time

30 October 2017

18:30 – 20:00 GMT


Cripps Court Auditorium, Magdalene College, Cambridge, CB3 0AG



4)The Media Society: Data Journalism Today – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

(credit: Linkedin)

This event is held to mark the launch of Data Journalism – Past, Present and Future, which is edited by John Mair, Richard Lance Keeble, Megan Lucero and Martin Moore. It is published by Abramis. And it will also look into the current state of play for data journalism.

Who’s speaking?

Simon Rogers, Data Editor, Google News Lab

Rachel Oldroyd, Managing Editor, The Bureau for Investigative Journalism

Jonathan Hewett, Director of Interactive and Newspaper Journalism at City, University of London.

Date and time

9 November 2017

18:30 – 21:00 GMT


Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre, City, University of London, Northampton Square, London, EC1V 0HB



5)BBC #newsHACK: Applications of media monitoring to data journalism

SUMMA, Scalable Understanding of Multilingual Media, is a three-year project exploring the use of automation and algorithms to assist journalists monitoring foreign-language news.

On behalf of the SUMMA consortium, BBC News Labs and BBC Connected Studio are hosting a hackathon to explore how it can be best applied to the field of data journalism. Applicants must be a team of three to five.

Date and time

21-22 Nov 2017


Venue near Old Street, London




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