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  • ITMO’s Megabyte Media Announces New Data Journalism Hackathon

    The Federal Agency for Youth Affairs has announced the results of this year’s national contest for university-based youth projects. ITMO’s student media Megabyte won one of the 2 million ruble grants. Since 2015, Megabyte has been running ScienceMedia, a national student forum, and this year’s event will be supported by the grant. Here is what to expect at the forum. 


  • Harvard Professor Stefanie Stantcheva on the Role of Surveys and Experiments in Economy

    Stefanie Stantcheva, one of 2018’s best young economists according to The Economist, has recently given a talk as part of a guest lecture series at the New Economic School (NES) and talked about why the public's perceptions of economic problems are valuable for scientists. In this article, ITMO.NEWS sums up the main points of her speech.


  • It Is Lies that Spread Panic: ITMO PhD Student on Automated Identification of Fake News

    Arseniy Tretyakov, a PhD student at ITMO’s Faculty of Infocommunication Technologies, spent two semesters at the Charles III University of Madrid. During this exchange, he gathered a dataset for a system aimed at identifying fake news. As of now, Arseniy continues to complete and improve it. We talked to him and other ITMO specialists about the difficulties associated with such a task.


  • Slovenian Researcher Luka Stopar: “Data Analysis and Visualization is Art and Science Combined”

    Luka Stopar, a researcher at Jožef Stefan Institute (Slovenia), has recently delivered a lecture at ITMO University. He is currently working on several grand European projects, including RENOIR, which aims to create new mechanisms of social data analysis. During his lecture, Luka Stopar described the different ways in which machine learning and intelligent data analysis may be used in the visualization of diverse data sources. In this interview, Dr. Stopar told ITMO.NEWS how the development of data analysis and visualization is changing the media and why journalists are not losing their jobs to computers anytime soon. 


  • CodeX Founder Petr Savchenko on the Team’s Next-Gen Software Editor.js: Block Editors Are the Future

    Editor.js is a next-gen visual editor developed by the CodeX team. Unlike the majority of its counterparts, it returns clean data output instead of raw HTML-markup, simplifying the process of distributing content over various platforms: the data can be used in web clients, rendered in mobile apps, formatted for Facebook Instant Articles or Google AMP, and even converted to audio. The project’s target audience are modern media and content creators who must keep up with a variety of data platforms simultaneously. We spoke to Petr Savchenko, the founder of CodeX, about what makes Editor.js so special, and how aspiring developers can join the CodeX team.


  • ScienceMedia Forum Participants on Their Work and Modern Journalism

    ScienceMedia, an annual media forum for student media contributors, wrapped up last week at ITMO University. Selected representatives of best editorial offices came to St. Petersburg to participate in specialized workshops and industry tours. This year, the organizers changed the rule of the contest and held a hackathon, during the two days of which the participants had to come up with a full-fledged longread covering the tours they’d been to. ITMO.NEWS met the students to learn more about their experience of pulling an all-nighter to work on a multimedia project and how this will help them in the future.


  • Project RENOIR and Digitalization in the News Industry

    Digitalization has an impact on countless areas of human activity, changing the way we work. Mass media is no exception: news agencies’ day-to-day operations have adopted the use of artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge tech. Last week, ITMO University hosted a lecture by Aljoša Rehar, head of the digital strategy department at the Slovenian Press Agency, who spoke about digitalization in the news industry and project RENOIR, developed by members of the media and the academia (Warsaw University of Technology, Stanford University, and others). ITMO University joined the initiative in June 2018.