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Tow Tea: Understanding the Role of Algorithms and Data at BuzzFeed

December 4, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Columbia Journalism School

Ky Harlin, Director of Data Science for BuzzFeed will join us along with Samir Mezrahi, BuzzFeed senior editor of Social Media and Emerging platforms. Together, they will help us understand the relationship between content and data— How does BuzzFeed predict whether a story will go viral?What is shareability?  Do reporters and editors at BuzzFeed make editorial decisions based on input from data scientists who track traffic and social networks?  What is the day-to-day workflow like at Buzzfeed?  How are methods employed different than those used in traditional newsroom settings? Read more about Ky here.  RSVP encouraged.  Tea, Coffee, and Dessert snacks will be served.