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June 3, 2020  

Your Brain on Instagram Activism

Natasha Nel, Managing Editor at Hacker Noon, has a meandering conversation with the addiction psychologist who lives in her house — in his non-professional capacity — about what might happening to Our Brains on Social Media, as we stand in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter.

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May 21, 2019  

E45 - Computational Journalism: The Data Behind the Stories with Jonathan Stray

Episode 45 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Jonathan Stray, computational journalist and researcher at Columbia Journalism School.

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In this episode Cris Beasley interviews Jonathan Stray, computational journalist, data scientist, researcher at Columbia Journalism School and a fellow at the Institute for The Future.

You get to meet the creator of Workbench, the tool for analyzing big data without any coding experience necessary.


"I identify as a computational journalist and I tell people it's two things. It's using computational techniques to do stories and doing stories about how computation and algorithms are affecting Society.”


“One direction might be using data science for investigative journalism. And the other direction might be, for example, looking into how machine learning is being used to decide who has to stay in jail before their trial.”


 — Jonathan Stray


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