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January 6, 2014

The BIGD8TA Symposium

Northwestern University in Qatar explored the implications of ‘big data’ for media, communication, industry and society.
The symposium resulted in a report (to be published) that provides a conceptual roadmap to big data issues and trends and implications for journalism, media, liberal arts and careers and industries.

Presenters in this video include:

Larry Birnbaum
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and of Journalism, Northwestern University; Director, Medill-McCormick Center for Innovation in Technology, Media, and Journalism; PI and Faculty Co-Founder, Northwestern University Knight Lab.

Mohammed El Haddad
Interactive Journalist, Al Jazeera Media Network.

Kathy McKeown
Director, Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering
Henry and Gertrude Rothschild Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University.

More information on the speakers can be found here.