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Nicholas Diakopoulos

Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Northwestern University

Nicholas Diakopoulos is an Associate Professor in Communication Studies and Computer Science (by courtesy) at Northwestern University where he directs the Computational Journalism Lab and is Director of Graduate Studies for the Technology and Social Behavior PhD program. His research focuses on computational journalism, including aspects of automation and algorithms in news production, algorithmic accountability and transparency, and social media in news contexts. He is author of the award-winning book, Automating the News: How Algorithms are Rewriting the Media, published by Harvard University Press in 2019. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science, with a focus on Human-Computer Interaction, from the Georgia Institute of Technology.


  • 2013–present
    Adjunct associate, Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University
  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Journalism, University of Maryland