Lecture: Intersections of Journalism with Computer Science & Data

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Date/Time:Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 at 3:00 pm
Location:Oak Room, Memorial Union
Cost:Free
Contact:
Phone:515-294-9934
Channel:ISU Lecture Series
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Brant Houston, professor and Knight Chair of Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Signature Research Initiative

A reception will precede the event, 2:30-3:00 pm.

Brant Houston will discuss how computer-assisted reporting has become an integral part of journalism and how increased collaboration between journalists and computer scientists has led to more sophisticated reporting. Houston is the author of four editions of the textbook Computer-Assisted Reporting: A Practical Guide and co-author of the fourth and fifth editions of the Investigative Reporter's Handbook. He is co-founder of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and chair of the Board of Directors for the Investigative News Network, which he helped launch in 2009.