Where Data Journalism Comes From

C. W. Anderson, Associate Professor of Media and Culture, College of Staten Island, City University of New York
Where Data Journalism Comes From

Monday, May 15, 6–7 p.m., 141 Allen Hall

C. W. Anderson is an associate professor at the College of Staten Island (CUNY) and incoming professor of media and communication at the University of Leeds.

He is the author of Rebuilding the News: Metropolitan Journalism in the Digital Age and Journalism: What Everyone Needs to Know (co-authored with former Washington Post Executive Editor Len Downie and sociologist Michael Schudson), which has been described as “an accessible, sweeping survey of the past, present, and future of journalism.”

Anderson is currently at work on a book tentatively titled Apostles of Certainty: Data Journalism and the Politics of Truth (Oxford), which examines the relationship between material evidence, computational processes, and notions of “context” from 1910 until the present. He is currently starting a project that he calls  The Dark Publics project to explore “opaque algorithms, political lies, emotions, narratives, self-delusional stories, and aesthetically interpreted facts.”

Anderson is on campus Monday, May 15, through Tuesday, May 16, and then in Portland until May 17.

The “Flattening” of News and Its Consequences for Trust (Or, How Designers and Developers Have Made It Harder to Tell Real from Fake)

Stacy-Marie Ishmael, Knight Fellow, Former Managing Editor for Mobile, BuzzFeed News
The “Flattening” of News and Its Consequences for Trust (Or, How Designers and Developers Have Made It Harder to Tell Real from Fake)

Wednesday, May 3, 4:30–5:30 p.m., Allen 141

Stacy-Marie Ishmael is a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University. She will be spending the 2016–17 academic year researching the challenges newsrooms face in adapting to the rise of the mobile-only audience. Prior to this fellowship, she was the managing editor of mobile news for BuzzFeed News, running the BuzzFeed News app and morning newsletter, and overseeing a team of news editors in New York, Los Angeles, and London.

Before joining BuzzFeed News, she was the vice president of communities at the Financial Times, where she led a team responsible for growing engagement and deepening the publication’s relationship with its global audiences. Her previous roles at the FT included FT Alphaville New York bureau chief and co-founder and editor of FT Tilt, an online-only emerging markets news service. Ishmael was born and raised in Trinidad, in the Caribbean, and received her undergraduate degree in international relations from the London School of Economics.

Ishmael will also be a 2017 SOJC Journalist in Residence. She will be on campus, meeting with students and faculty Tuesday, May 2, through Thursday, May 4 (lunchtime).