Microsoft researcher delivers colloquium “From ‘Narcotweets’ to NewsPad”

On Wednesday, the Department of Communication hosted a colloquium by Microsoft researcher Andrés Monroy-Hernández entitled “From ‘Narcotweets’ to NewsPad: Technologies for Community News Reporting.” In the talk, he discussed the information sharing practices of people living amid urban violence in the Mexican Drug War, and demonstrated NewsPad, a collaborative news production system.

Monroy-Hernández studies social computing for collective action, and his work has been featured in the New York Times, CNN, Wired, and The Guardian. Watch the video below of his presentation: