Nicholas Diakopoulos

Northwestern University, School of Communication

Nicholas Diakopoulos is an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University School of Communication where he directs the Computational Journalism Lab, and is author of “Automating the News: How Algorithms are Rewriting the Media”.

Nicholas Diakopoulos

Author Biography

Nicholas Diakopoulos is an Assistant Professor in Communication Studies and Computer Science 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. 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 research is in computational and data journalism with active research projects on (1) algorithmic accountability and transparency, (2) automation and algorithms in news production, and (3) social media in news contexts.


He is the author of Automating the News: How Algorithms are Rewriting the Media, from Harvard University Press, and the co-editor of Data-Driven Storytelling, from CRC Press. For some of his latest thinking and writing on automation and algorithms in journalism see his column in the Columbia Journalism Review.

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