The 2024 Computation + Journalism Symposium


October 25-27, 2024

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Hosted by  Northeastern University
Boston, Massachusetts


About the Symposium

The Computation + Journalism Symposium is a space for anyone working at, or curious about, the intersections of computation and journalism. This includes practicing journalists, independent data storytellers, computational social scientist, artists, digital humanities scholars, cartographers, and others. It has been hosted in prior years at Stanford, Northwestern, Georgia Tech, Columbia, ETH Zurich, and Univ. of Miami.

Talks and sessions might include:

  • “Behind the scenes” on novel digital storytelling in news settings
  • Case studies of new collaborations between journalists and computer scientists
  • Introductions to tools and techniques that support fresh approaches to reporting and storytelling


Conference: October 25-27

Submissions Due: June 15

Northeastern University (Boston), ISEC Building


Northeastern University will be hosting C+J, beginning the evening of Friday, October 25, and running through Sunday, October 27. 

While welcoming many perspectives, C+J is hosted by universities and embraces an academic approach to conferences, inviting proposals for short papers, contributed talks, and contributed sessions.

Registration information can be found here

Submissions are now closed. Stay tuned for announcements about accepted talks and papers!

New kinds of data, new kinds of analyses, new kinds of narrative

Sessions at C+J 2024 might explore their use in journalism to help the public understand complex issues. We are not focusing on a specific theme this year, so this could include topics such as algorithm audits, novel election coverage, AI in the newsroom, open-source investigations, monitoring news for human rights violations, new digital storytelling tools and techniques, or other emerging or relevant topics.

The program will include a few keynote speakers in general sessions, some invited sessions, contributed talks, papers, and sessions, and social outings over the course of the two-day event.

Conference Leadership

Rahul Bhargava, Piotr Sapieżyński, Chenyan Jia
Co-Chairs, Program Committee
John Wihbey
General Chair
Susan Conover
Finance Chair
Dan Zedek, Matt Carroll
Faculty Conference Directors

Amelia Keany, Libby Phillips
Staff Administrators
Emma Klekotka
Student Co-Director and Web Lead