What are your users doing on your website or in your store? How do you turn the piles of data your organization generates into actionable information? Where do you get complementary data to make yours more comprehensive? What tech, and what techniques?
The Fifth Elephant is a two day conference on big data.
Early Geek tickets are available from fifthelephant.doattend.com.
The proposal funnel below will enable you to submit a session and vote on proposed sessions. It is a good practice introduce yourself and share details about your work as well as the subject of your talk while proposing a session.
Each community member can vote for or against a talk. A vote from each member of the Editorial Panel is equivalent to two community votes. Both types of votes will be considered for final speaker selection.
It’s useful to keep a few guidelines in mind while submitting proposals:
Describe how to use something that is available under a liberal open source license. Participants can use this without having to pay you anything.
Tell a story of how you did something. If it involves commercial tools, please explain why they made sense.
Buy a slot to pitch whatever commercial tool you are backing.
Speakers will get a free ticket to both days of the event. Proposers whose talks are not on the final schedule will be able to purchase tickets at the Early Geek price of Rs. 1800.
Same News, Different Channels? – Measuring Diversity in TV News
Present an approach to measure differences in Content, News Themes and Programming across TV News channels;
Discuss ways to scale up this approach and more creatively showcase its findings.
Over 10 years ago, government deregulated news broadcasting to enable a multiplicity of views being aired besides the staid and sarkari Doordarshan. Following the boom in private news channels in numerous languages, how do we evaluate scientifically, rather than bemoan rhetorically, the diversity of content provided by the Fourth Estate?
The Centre for Culture, Media & Governance, Jamia Millia Islamia has been steering a collaborative initiative to develop a method to map content on TV news channels. This lecture will share the concerns informing this methodology, the metrics developed for such an exercise and findings from ongoing mapping of news diversity. In doing so, the lecture seeks to provoke further collaborations at all stages including measurement, visualisation and scaling up.
Vibodh Parthasarathi maintains a multidisciplinary interest in media and development policy, business history of media industries, and governance of media infrastructure. At the Centre for Culture, Media & Governance (CCMG), Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, his ongoing research addresses media policy literacy, the structure of the TV news industry and the challenges of the digital switchover.
Parthasarathi serves on the Board of the Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore and the International Advisory Board of the India Media Centre, University of Westminster, London.
- Concerns and Advocacy on India’s News landscape - http://commresearchinaction.wordpress.com/2010/11/08/guest-lecture-re-lecture-6-case-india/#comments
- Corporatisation of the Fourth Estate - http://www.combatlaw.org/?p=750
- Thoughts on Public Service Media - http://beyond-broadcast.tumblr.com/#/post/5841258837
- Speaker Profile - http://jmi.ac.in/aboutjamia/centres/media-governance/faculty-members/Mr_Vibodh_Parthasarathi-1620