08:30 – 08:50 Welcome note + introductions
08:50 – 10:00 Keynote talk by Professor Christo Wilson (Northeastern University)
10:00 – 10:30 Lightning session (I) with the participants
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 11:30 Lightning session (II) with the participants
11:30 – 12:30 Moderated panel with:
Dr. Jisun An (Scientist at Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU)
Rich Jaroslovsky (Vice President for Content & Chief Journalist, SmartNews Inc.)
Titus Plattner (John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University)
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch (on your own; no sponsored lunch provided)

Lightning Session (I): Risks

    • Personalizing Persuasion Architecture: Privacy Harms and Algorithmic News Media [Abstract]
      Ulysses Pascal (UCLA Department of Information Studies)
    • Personalization and Diversity in Recommendations on Google News [Abstract]
      Efrat Nechushtai (Columbia University), Seth C. Lewis (University of Oregon)
    • Defining the Role of User Input Bias in Personalized Platforms[Abstract]
      Daniel Trielli (Northwestern University, School of Communication), Nicholas Diakopoulos (Northwestern University, School of Communication)

Lightning Session (II): Opportunities

  • Considerations for Article-Level Personalization of News Content [Abstract]
    Yixue Wang (Northwestern University, School of Communication), Nicholas Diakopoulos (Northwestern University, School of Communication)
  • Discovery of the Content and Engagement with the Content [Abstract]
    Pushkal Agarwal (King’s College London), Nishanth Sastry (King’s College London), Edward Wood (House of Commons Research Library)
  • Smart Journalism: Personalizing, Summarizing, and Recommending Financial Economic News [Abstract]
    Maya Sappelli (FD Mediagroep, Amsterdam), Dung Manh Chu (FD Mediagroep, Amsterdam), Bahadir Cambel (FD Mediagroep, Amsterdam), David Graus (FD Mediagroep, Amsterdam), Philippe Bressers (FD Mediagroep, Amsterdam)
  • Mechanisms and Implications of News Personalization: A Case Study of Google News [Abstract]
    Qun Wang (School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University)