Computational Journalism and the 5 Ws

Number 3195
Subject Journalism Education
Source James T. Hamilton
Affiliation DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy (Duke Univ.)
Year 2009
Summary Hamilton describes computational journalism ("the combination of data, algorithms, and knowledge from social science to yield information that can supplement and, in the future, substitute for part of journalism’s watchdog function"), and describes the "why, what, when, who and when" it is necessary for effective reporting.
Tags computational journalism; social science research; information demands; research; statistical analysis; visualization; mapping; matching; personalization
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Panelists James T. Hamilton; Brant Houston