• AI, Media & the Threat to Democracy
    Please register here: Register: bit.ly/NUaiconf Join our award-winning journalists, innovative scholars and practitioners for a conference on the impact of AI on democracy. Artificial intelligence is a potent force in media for both good and evil. It is used both to spread disinformation through social media platforms – yet also used to is combat the spread of “fake news” and for more benign purposes, such as connecting readers to content they like. Yet most people have only the dimmest of ideas what AI is. They may have an inkling it is somehow tied to the spread of Russian disinformation and “fake news.” Commentators talk ominously about its corrosive effect on democracy. For all that, the influence of AI is growing in fields ranging from journalism to law, from business to teaching. What will its effect be on media and democracy? How much of a threat to democracy does AI represent? Join our distinguished speakers and panelists in a broad-ranging discussion of the issues. When: Friday, Oct. 12 Time: 9:30-4 Where: Northeastern University, Raytheon Amphitheater, 120 Forsyth St., Boston Keynote by Danielle Citron, Morton & Sophia Macht Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Panels: 1. AI on the Beat: How journalists are using -- and covering -- bots, algorithms and whatever comes next 2. AI, big data, and bias in sociotechnical systems 3. Legal and Policy Responses to AI and the Media Organizers: Matt Carroll, Professor of the Practice, School of Journalism Aleszu Bajak, Graduate Programs Manager, School of Journalism Meg Heckman, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism Woodrow Hartzog, Professor of Law and Computer Science David Lazer, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Computer and Information Science Sponsored by the Northeastern University College of Arts, Media and Design, Northeastern's School of Journalism, the Northeastern College of Computer and Information Science, and the Northeastern School of Law.

    Egan Engineering/Science Research Center and Raytheon Amphitheater

    120 Forsyth Street, Boston · Boston, MA

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  • "Reinventing Local TV" Research Conference with Mike Beaudet & John Wihbey
    We invite you to participate in an exciting research conference, "Reinventing Local TV"! FREE REGISTRATION IS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reinventing-local-tv-research-conference-with-mike-beaudet-john-wihbey-tickets-44377875420?aff=ehomecard We hope you'll share some of your thoughts on the state of local TV news and provide some feedback on our research. Anyone interested in local news and video storytelling will find the day's events, panels and discussions, which grow out of an ongoing research project based at Northeastern, of interest. Please mark your calendar and RSVP as soon as possible! We will have light refreshments for breakfast and will serve lunch. A full update on the research project, led by Professors Mike Beaudet and John Wihbey, can be found here: "Local TV News Is Important. Seriously.": http://www.storybench.org/local-tv-news-important-seriously/

    Alumni Center at Columbus Place

    716 Columbus Avenue · Boston

  • From front page to big screen: ‘The Post’, ‘Spotlight’ & winning an Oscar
    Join the Northeastern University School of Journalism for a conversation with Josh Singer, Academy Award-winning screenwriter of “Spotlight” and co-screenwriter of “The Post”! FREE REGISTRATION FOR ‘SPOTLIGHT AUTHOR’ IS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-the-front-page-to-the-big-screen-the-post-spotlight-winning-an-oscar-tickets-44456321053 Professors Walter Robinson, Pulitzer Prize winning editor at the Boston Globe, featured in the movie “Spotlight,” and Bobette Buster, Hollywood executive and story consultant, will also be in attendance. Moderated by the Director of the School of Journalism, Jonathan Kaufman.

    Northeastern University, ISEC auditorium

    805 Columbus Ave · Boston, MA

  • Finding Solutions: Lessons from the Trenches of Solutions Journalism
    Finding Solutions in a Divisive World What We are Learning from the News Gathering Trenches of Solutions Journalism Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/finding-solutions-lessons-from-the-trenches-of-solutions-journalism-tickets-44041551466?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text There are plenty of tough issues confronting you each morning in the news. It is easy to feel information fatigue. But a growing number of journalists are piercing through those dark headlines, discovering people and organizations creating solutions to some of the deepest crises in areas such as poverty, inequality, education, and crime. Join us on March 27th at Northeastern University for an evening with reporters and editors who have been covering responses to deeply entrenched social challenges, from Baltimore’s historically high murder rate to the opioid epidemic in rural Pennsylvania. Plus an educator who spends much of her time training newsroom staffs in the field will share best practices drawn from large and small newsrooms all around the US. These practitioners of solutions journalism are finding small corners of hope and diligence where people are driving meaningful and constructive change. Mark Sappenfield, Editor of The Christian Science Monitor introduces the panel Jonathan Kaufman, Dean of Northeastern Universities School of Journalism moderates the panel Kevin McCorry, education reporter for WHYY in Philadelphia and statewide public media partnership Keystone Crossroads Harry Bruinius, New York correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor Liza Gross, Director of Practice Change at Solutions Journalism Network and faculty member at Columbia University Sponsored by The Christian Science Monitor, Northeastern University, and ONA - the Online News Association. Registering for this event also registers you for a free weekly newsletter of the best stories from the Christian Science Monitor which can be unsubscribed at any time. FAQs If you register, but can't come, please cancel your registration so another person can attend. Thanks! How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Email Greg Fitzgerald at [masked] or call (617)[masked]

    Dockser Hall (240), Northeastern University Law

    65 Forsyth St · Boston, MA

  • Visual Trumpery, with Alberto Cairo: Fighting fake data & visualizations
    Visual Trumpery: An evening with Alberto Cairo. How to fight against fake data and visualizations from the left and the right Register here: bit.ly/NUcairo Alberto Cairo, one of the foremost experts on data visualizations and the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the University of Miami School of Communication, will lecture on many key issues facing journalists, researchers and designers in conveying clear, compelling and accurate data in a visual format.

    Northeastern University, West Village F Room 20

    40 Leon St · Boston, MA

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  • Hollywood, The Press, The President: If We Can’t Hold Them Accountable Who Will?
    Hollywood, The Press, and The President: If We Can’t Hold Them Accountable Who Will? Register here: http://bit.ly/2zXtNkz As Hollywood and Steven Spielberg prepare to release the movie THE POST, starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, on the battle over the Pentagon Papers, join us for a behind-the-scenes discussion with the editors who made the decisions that made history… and helped Hollywood bring it to the screen. What lies ahead in the ongoing struggle between President Trump and the media?

    Northeastern University, ISEC auditorium

    805 Columbus Ave · Boston, MA

  • Is Trump Making Investigative Journalism Great Again?
    Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/is-trump-making-investigative-reporting-great-again-tickets-39259059905 Cool upcoming event: Is Trump Making Investigative Reporting Great Again? When: Fri. Nov. 17 Where: Cabral Center, O’Bryant African-American Institute 40 Leon St., Northeastern University, Boston Cost: Free Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/is-trump-making-investigative-reporting-great-again-tickets-39259059905 Keynote speakers: Louise Kiernan, editor in chief, ProPublica Illinois & Eric Umansky, deputy managing editor, Pro Publica Panels: -- Is there a market for investigative reporting? (Tom Melville, WBUR; Anne Galloway, VTDigger; Burt Glass, NECIR; David Hurlburt, WCVB) -- Tips techniques and tales from investigative reporters (Mike Rezendes, Boston Globe; David Armstrong, StatNews; Casey McDermott, NH Public Radio; Mike Morisy, MuckRock) See you there! We expect this to fill up quickly, so register now.

    John D. O'Bryant African-American Institute

    40 Leon Street · Boston

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  • Summer Lightning Talks at Upstatement
    Come join us for an evening of Lightning Talks from across Boston Media: new products! new technology! new research! new friends! Interested in speaking? Are you doing something innovative? Launching a new product? Researching new media trends? Share your work with ONA Boston. Want to give a five-minute lightning talk? Pitch us your idea. Please complete this form by July 14th. (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JgNZKywaZKsvGYc0gKHSJm50V8AZpHsNQ34iTayB5Xc/viewform?edit_requested=true)

    Upstatement

    133 Portland Street, 4th floor · Boston, MA

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  • Conversations: new frameworks for public discourse
    Conversations: new frameworks for public discourse Exploring the role of media innovation, emerging modes of communication and digital storytelling in an era of fragmented communities **** REGISTER HERE & MORE DETAILS **** (http://bit.ly/2lZyLYx) Join us for a conference featuring a broad range of award-winning journalists, innovative scholars and practitioners. The day will focus on the role of media in times of fragmentation and the creation of new tools & frameworks to promote civil discourse. Information is being consumed by the public in increasingly diverse ways, and as the definition of news continues to evolve, communication itself is being reshaped by developing cultural trends and emerging technology. Within this ever-changing environment, the media has a unique capacity to drive fact-based storytelling by leveraging the art and the science of communication. This conference will explore the tools, contexts and constituencies that the media can use to promote civil discussion about the pressing issues facing our fragmented society. We will explore methods of effectively bridging technology, data analytics, information visualization and public engagement to present the news to multifaceted audiences and investigate the obstacles to communicating across the divide. Organized by Matt Carroll, Professor of the Practice, Northeastern School of Journalism. Previously Carroll ran the Knight Foundation-funded Future of News initiative at the MIT Media Lab, where he organized conferences on thorny issues confronting journalism and worked with students to help create tools for newsrooms.

    Egan Engineering/Science Research Center and Raytheon Amphitheater

    120 Forsyth Street, Boston · Boston, MA

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  • Baseball Hack Day 2017
    PLEASE REGISTER FROM THIS LINK: ( (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-boston-baseball-hack-day-tickets-31107020937)Meet up RSVP is not official registration) Do you like creating stuff on your computer and LOVE baseball? Come hack with us on March 25 at General Assembly near South Station http://www.baseballhackday.com/boston/ 2017 Baseball Hack Day is the sixth annual hacking event where area baseball minds come together, form a team, and collaborate to create baseball-related projects to compete in a friendly one-day competition. The goal of the day is to bring creative tech minds with passion for baseball into one room and see what they can produce within a limited time. The project could be (but is not limited to) a tool, simple web app, mobile app, web site, or data visualization. The event is also held in other cities: Philadelphia, Montreal, Chicago, San Francisco and Minneapolis! Baseball Hack Day is a free event thanks to our generous sponsors. Registration is required and seating is limited. The event is based on the principal of the Hack Day Manifesto and it will always be free to attend, and we are run by volunteers, and we’ll never be for-profit (It's a labor of love). More details at http://www.BaseballHackDay.com When: Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 9:45 AM to 5:00 PM Where: General Assembly Boston, 13th Floor, 125 Summer St, Boston, MA 02110 Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-boston-baseball-hack-day-tickets-31107020937

    General Assembly

    125 Summer Street · Boston, MA

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