Diakopoulos’ plans to move forward with algorithm investigations are primarily academic. Although the paper concludes it’s too soon to consider how best to integrate reverse engineering into j-school curricula, Diakopoulos says it’s a major interest area. “I think if we taught a joint course between journalism and computer science, we would learn a lot in the process,” he says. (via Interviewing the algorithm: How reporting and reverse engineering could build a beat to understand the code that influences us » Nieman Journalism Lab)

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