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I have the pleasure to announce the first workshop on Social News on the Web (SNOW 2013) to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, co-located with the WWW conference, on May 13th 2013.

In a nutshell:

The workshop provides a forum for presenting novel ideas and discussing future directions in the emerging areas of news searchnews mining, and news recommendation. It especially focuses on the interplay between news content, generated by professional journalists, and social-media content, generated by millions of users in real-time and subject to social-media dynamics.

We also invite contributions on modeling and leveraging user feedback related to news content, as well as contributions on mining news comments. Finally, we invite contributions on the more ambitious topics of citizen journalism and computational journalism. The former studies how citizens can collaborate to collect information, synthesize, edit, verify, and produce their own news stories in a wiki-type paradigm. The latter investigates the use of analysis of web data by professional journalists as an integral part of the news creation process.

The call for papers is out! Please redistribute the call and consider submitting a paper 🙂

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