E45 - Computational Journalism: The Data Behind the Stories with Jonathan Stray
Episode 45 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Jonathan Stray, computational journalist and researcher at Columbia Journalism School.
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In this episode Cris Beasley interviews Jonathan Stray, computational journalist, data scientist, researcher at Columbia Journalism School and a fellow at the Institute for The Future.
You get to meet the creator of Workbench, the tool for analyzing big data without any coding experience necessary.
"I identify as a computational journalist and I tell people it's two things. It's using computational techniques to do stories and doing stories about how computation and algorithms are affecting Society.”
“One direction might be using data science for investigative journalism. And the other direction might be, for example, looking into how machine learning is being used to decide who has to stay in jail before their trial.”
— Jonathan Stray
Production and music by Derek Bernard - haberdasherband.com/production
Host: Cris Beasley - https://hackernoon.com/@crisbeasley