Cardiff, United Kingdom
This public discussion at Cardiff University, United Kingdom (UK), on Friday January 30 2015 from 13:00 to 17:00 (GMT) marks the launch of two new Masters programmes at the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (JOMEC): an MA in Digital Media and Society and an MSc in Computational Journalism.
The afternoon event will gather practitioners and experts to discuss how digital technologies are transforming society, looking at practices in journalism, citizen engagement, and issues concerning restrictions and rights in a digital environment. Keynote speakers include Alan Rusbridger (Editor, The Guardian) and Jillian C. York (Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation). Next, a session on data, coding, and journalism will feature Louisa Compton (Editor, BBC Newsbeat), Matt McAlister (Director of Digital Strategy, The Guardian), and Joanna Geary (Head of UK News Partnerships, Twitter). Speakers in the final session, which will explore civil society, activism, and digital rights, include Andy Channelle (Web Manager, Red Cross), Katherine Sladden (Campaigns Director, Change.org), and Jim Killock (Executive Director, Open Rights Group).
The event is free and open to all, but registration is required. Click here to register.