The 2012 MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference, “The Story and the Algorithm,” featuring the world’s top media organizations, community leaders and technologists, will broadcast and blog its sessions live this Monday and Tuesday, June 18 and 19.
The conference (civic.mit.edu/conference2012) is the leading gathering of media innovators shaping the future of news and information; winners of the first Knight News Challenge of 2012, on networks, will be announced during the conference.
The MIT Center for Civic Media was the Knight News Challenge’s first large grant recipient, allowing the Center to partner with Knight Foundation in its core mission to foster informed and engaged communities.
This year’s MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference will explore the intersection between data and narrative, algorithms and stories. Speakers and panelists will discuss new ways to tell stories based on data, examine new platforms for reporting and sharing news, and discuss the limits of exclusive focus on either narrative or data alone in complex situations.