Here is a day by day schedule of the class. See T-Square @ GATech site for this class for details on readings and assignments. Some topics and readings are subject to change, so please make sure to check this site on weekly basis (at-least).

Date Topic Readings Lecture
1/12 Welcome & Overview 01
1/14 Elements of Journalism I Kovach and Rosentiel [K&R] Chapters 1-6 02
1/19 Elements of Journalism II Kovach and Rosentiel [K&R] Chapters 7-11 03
1/21 Guest Speakers: John Perry (AJC), Peter Kinnaird (GA Tech)
In Class Exercise (GT Days of Engagement)
Connect 2 Congress
See Resources on T-Square Site in Lecture 04 folder.
1/26 Journalism is a Social Science I Meyer [PM] Chapters 1-4 05
1/28 Precision Journalism Meyer [PM] Chapters 5-8 06
2/2 Data Analysis and Investigative J. Meyer [PM] Chapters 9-12 07
2/4 News Gathering & Mobile Tech Video: How mobiles changed the face of news. BBC
(Skip) Snyder. “Monetizing Citizen Media”. See T-Sqaure Resources->Lectures->Lectures 08

Hansell. “Have Camera Phone? Yahoo and Reuters Want You to Work for Their News Service.” NYTimes Dec. 4, 2006. Link
Vascellaro. “News Picture Changes with Cellphone Video. Wall Street Journal” Jan 3, 2007. Link
Nic Robertson “
Changing the Face of Newsgathering Technology
2/9 Practice of Reporting Scott Gant. “We’re All Journalists Now” Chapter 4, “The Transformation of Journalism and the Citizen Journalist’s Battle for Equality.” 2007. Link
Dana Hull. Blogging Between the Lines. American Journalism Review.Link
Carl Sessions Stepp. Center Stage. American Journalism Review.Link
2/11 Automated Reporting and Programming I Bocconi, et al. (2005). Using Rhetorical Annotations for Generating Video Documentaries. In Proceedings of ICME, PDF
Poulsen (2006). MySpace Predator Caught by Code. Wired Oct 16, 2006.
2/16 Automated Reporting and Programming II Investigative Programming
Critique of Example Mashups:
2/18 Analysis of News Archives Wactlar HD, et al. (2000) Complementary video and audio analysis for broadcast news archives. CACM, 43(2).PDF
Mullen and Malouf. A preliminary investigation into sentiment analysis of informal political discourse.
2/23 Discussion of Final Projects
2/25 Visualization of News Mehler, et al. (2006) Spatial Analysis of News Sources. IEEE TVCG 12(5). PDF
Havre et al. (2002) ThemeRiver: Visualizing Thematic Changes in Large Document Collections. IEEE TVCG, 8(1).
3/2 Aggregation to Sensemaking I Cass Sunstein. Infotopia: How Many Minds Produce Knowledge. (Chapter 5) 2006. PDF
3/4 Aggregation to Sensemaking II Radev  et al (2005) “NewsInEssence: summarizing online news topics”. CACM, 48(10) PDF
Resnick et al. (1994)  “GroupLens: An Open Architecture for Collaborative Filtering of News.” CSCW.
3/9 In Class Session for Projects and Assignments
3/11 Social Computing I Andersen (2009), “Four crowdsourcing lessons from the Guardian’s (spectacular) expenses-scandal experiment” (link)
Hendler, Shadbolt, Hall, Berners-Lee, Weitzner (2008) “Web Science: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Web” (link) (May need to go through GT Library)
danah boyd (2006), “Friends, Friendsters, and Top 8: Writing community into being on social network sites. In First Monday, Volume 11, Number 12 — 4 December 2006 (link)
boyd, d. m., & Ellison, N. B. (2007). Social network sites: Definition, history, and scholarship. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 13(1), article 11. (link)
Whoriskey (2008) “Instant-Messagers Really Are About Six Degrees from Kevin Bacon” (link)
Jure Leskovec and Eric Horvitz (2008) “Planetary-Scale Views on a Large Instant-Messaging Network”, In: Proceedings of WWW 2008, Beijing, China, April 2008. (link)
Krause, Horvitz, Kansal, Zhao (2008) “Towards Community Sensing” Proceedings of IPSN 2008, International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks, St. Louis, Missouri, April 2008. (link)
3/16 Discussion of Final Projects Proposals List of Final Projects for 2010.
3/18 Media and News Control Room 2004
3/23 Spring Break Enjoy
3/25 Spring Break Enjoy
3/30 Images and Media in NEWS He et al. (2006), “Detecting Doctored JPEG Images via DCT Coefficient Analysis”, ECCV, 2006 PDF
Farid “Digital Doctoring: How to tell the real from the fake”, Significance, 34):162-166, 2006 (
See more from Hani Farid (
“Photography Changes What We Are Willing To Believe”
“Digital Image Forensics”
4/1 Info Visualization GUEST SPEAKER: John Stasko
4/6 News Consumption and Distribution Steve Outing. Where News Consumption is Heading. Editor and Publisher. Feb. 7, 2007. Link
See other writings of Steve Outing at http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/columns/stopthepresses_archive.jsp
Irene Costera Meijer. The Paradox of Popularity: how young people experience the news. RIPE Conference. November 2006. PDF Link
4/8 Critique Presentations and Project Updates
4/13 Information Quality I GUEST SPEAKER: Dan Huttenlocher
4/15 Information Quality II GUEST SPEAKER: Nick Diakopoulos
4/20 Critique Presentations
Advertising and News
4/22 Online Ethics Alyssa Eckman and Thomas Lindlof. Negotiating the gray lines: An ethnographic case study of organisational conflict between advertorials and news. Journalism Studies 4(1) 2003. pp 65-77. PDF
Rick Edmonds. Online Ethics: the beginning of the end of an ad hoc era. Oct. 6, 2006.
4/27 Final Project Presentations
4/29 Final Project Presentations

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