Coder and Journalist Dan Schultz to Present ‘Hacking Journalism’ Feb. 6
The second installment of the new Digital Edge Journalism seminar series in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications will bring to campus Dan Schultz, a Knight-Mozilla Fellow at the Boston Globe. He will discuss “Hacking Journalism” on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at noon in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse 3. Follow at #hackj.
The series is sponsored by Peter A. Horvitz Endowed Chair of Journalism Innovation Dan Pacheco, who will provide details and insights into the growing “hacker-journalist” movement, in which programmers are applying their skills to news, information and civic media.
Schultz’s recent projects include Truth Goggles—billed as “a credibility layer for the Internet”—which identifies fact-checked content on the web; and ATTN-SPAN, which tailors C-SPAN content to allow viewers to become better informed about the activities of their representatives in Washington, D.C.
Schultz graduated from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) with a degree in information systems and a minor in computer science. He won the Knight News Challenge in 2007, and gained a unique perspective on the state of the information industry and the needs of communities. He has been developing digital community systems for almost a decade, and has worked for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, CMU, Vanguard and Colorquick LLC. He has been trained as a system and interface designer, programmer and project manager. He was previously a research assistant with MIT Media Lab, and currently provides technical assistance for PBS’ Media Shift and IdeaLab blogs.
The event, which is co-sponsored by the School of Information Studies, is open to the public. Food will be served. RSVP at hackingjournalism.eventbrite.com.
For more information, contact Dan Pacheco at 315-443-9811 or firstname.lastname@example.org.