tech & social media 2018

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wednesday 11

thursday 12

Help define the moral imperatives that should be guiding media and platforms' decisions

Both platforms and media helped get us into the mess we are in -- and before we can expect them to get us out we need to help them write the principles that should guide their decisions on product des...

09:30 - 10:45
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

Help define the moral imperatives that should be guiding media and platforms' decisions

Why algorithms will define our lives soon and what that means for the media industry

Algorithms are the new gatekeepers. They are having an impact what people know about the world, which information they see and what they do not see. This is also a challenge for journalists and media ...

14:00 - 15:15
Palazzo Sorbello

Why algorithms will define our lives soon and what that means for the media industry

Algorithms, corporate surveillance and elections: Argentinian and Italian cases

The effects of digital communication have been observed and commented on, but what about the key player in this process? Through quantitative and qualitative data, from the count of shares and likes t...

16:30 - 17:30
Sala San Francesco

Algorithms, corporate surveillance and elections: Argentinian and Italian cases

Uncovering corruption via Big Data

Osservare la corruzione tramite i Big Data per conoscerla e combatterla. La nuova piattaforma di Riparte il futuro permette di monitorare notizie e attività social sul world wide web costruendo le ba...

17:45 - 19:00
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

Uncovering corruption via Big Data

Career paths for news nerds. Or lack of them

The “interactive journalism” field has matured considerably in the last few years. Which now leads to new questionings and struggles, including career development. These teams remain perceived by ...

17:45 - 19:00
Palazzo Sorbello

Career paths for news nerds. Or lack of them

friday 13

Maybe Facebook doesn’t love us after all. So, what now?

It does appear that Facebook has fallen completely out of love with the news business. Is it us? Is it them? Is it something we said? Does it matter? This panel will explore our troubled romance with ...

09:30 - 10:30
Teatro della Sapienza

Maybe Facebook doesn’t love us after all. So, what now?

Moral panic over technology: is it all that bad?

Media commentators are calling for technology companies to be nationalized, boycotted, and even shut down, claiming they are the ruination of society. Really? Are we worse off or better off with the n...

10:30 - 11:45
Sala dei Notari

Moral panic over technology: is it all that bad?

Automating verification? The role of technology in the verification process: status, activities and challenges

The session will investigate and outline how and to what extent technology (such as tools, Artificial Intelligence, machine learning) can support journalists, fact-checkers and those investigating hum...

10:45 - 12:00
Sala delle Colonne, Palazzo Graziani

Automating verification? The role of technology in the verification process: status, activities and challenges

Media start-ups, entrepreneurship, innovation

Starting a company is easier said than done. From product development to funding, the journey of the startup entrepreneur is filled with potential distractions and roadblocks. Our panelists have buil...

18:00 - 19:00
Hotel Brufani - Sala Priori

Media start-ups, entrepreneurship, innovation

saturday 14

The evolving ethics of social newsgathering

The role of social newsgathering in newsrooms has become more ethically complex than ever in recent months, as those who seek to disrupt disinformation and propaganda campaigns must adapt to an enemy ...

10:45 - 11:45
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

The evolving ethics of social newsgathering

Can journalism hold platforms accountable?

As platform companies have grown to mediate core aspects of our society, a central question has emerged of who should and can hold them accountable? With many governments unwilling or unable to govern...

14:00 - 15:15
Sala delle Colonne, Palazzo Graziani

Can journalism hold platforms accountable?

Automation, augmentation, and AI in the newsroom

The rise of Artificial Intelligence in the newsroom has been hyped as both the coming apocalypse and journalism's potential saviour. But how can we even begin to understand whether these hyperbole are...

15:15 - 16:30
Sala del Dottorato

Automation, augmentation, and AI in the newsroom

The ethics of working with social media companies

In the wake of revelations about Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, it's more important than ever that journalists and their employers understand what they’re getting into when using the social media...

15:15 - 16:30
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

The ethics of working with social media companies

Robot journalism in the Global South: beyond the hype

Robot Journalism: beyond the hype. How newsrooms in the Global South are using drones, sensors, and satellites for investigative journalism. They were initially dismissed as gadgets for geeks, but dr...

16:00 - 17:15
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

Robot journalism in the Global South: beyond the hype

sunday 15

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