Call for participation: Algorithmic accountability reporting track at EIJC18 & DataHarvest Conference


7 March 2018


Do you have a great story to share of how you investigated an automated decision making (ADM) system? Are you in the middle of doing research on an ADM and can tell us a little about how it's going? Do you have a great idea for probing an ADM system but can't find collaborators to do it with? We'd love to hear your story!

At this year's European Investigative Journalism Conference (EIJC/DataHarvest), Journalismfund and AlgorithmWatch will host a dedicated algorithmic accountability reporting track. For this track, we are looking for examples of stories and ongoing research in the field of ADM. Yours doesn't have to be the next Machine Bias sensation (although we wouldn't mind, of course) - in fact, it could even be a failure, as long as it's an instructive one.

We're interested to hear about all kinds of journalistic investigation into automated systems: be it credit scoring, border control, media curation, health technologies or recruitment systems - or something we ourselves have never even thought of. If it’s unclear what we mean by ADM systems, have a look at our manifesto.

The EIJC/DataHarvest takes place from May 24 to 27 in Mechelen, Belgium. A limited number of travel grants can be made available upon application.

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