NordMedia23 Opening Keynote to be Held by Nicholas Diakopoulos

The opening keynote at the NordMedia23 Conference, entitled Technological Takeover? Social and Cultural Implications – Promises and Pitfalls, will be held by Nicholas Diakopoulos.

Nicholas (Nick) Diakopoulos is an Associate Professor in Communication Studies and Computer Science at Northwestern University in the US. He is an expert on computational journalism, including aspects of automation and algorithms in news production, algorithmic accountability and transparency, and social media in news contexts. He is the author of the award-winning book Automating the News: How Algorithms are Rewriting the Media, published by Harvard University Press.

Diakopoulos is also an Associate Professor at the University of Bergen at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies. Currently, he is on sabbatical as a visiting researcher at the University of Amsterdam.

The NordMedia23 Conference will be organised by the University of Bergen on 16–18 August, preceded by a doctoral pre-conference on 15 August.