News Bots: Agents of Information or Automated Sociopaths?

by Nicholas Diakopoulos

Bio Nicholas Diakopoulos is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication at Northwestern University where he is Director of the Computational Journalism Lab (CJL). He is also a Tow Fellow at Columbia University School of Journalism as well as Associate Professor II at the University of Bergen Department of Information Science and Media Studies. His research is in computational and data journalism with emphasis on algorithmic accountability and social computing in the news. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech where he co-founded the program in Computational Journalism. His book, “Automating the News: How Algorithms are Rewriting the Media” will be published in 2019 by Harvard University Press. Nick is online at @ndiakopoulos and