Photo by Cydney Scott, courtesy of BU Today

As Boston University begins to invest its resources and expertise in the emergent field broadly referred to as “big data,” BU Today has published a multipart series exploring the promises, consequences, and future of data science. Part Five of this series—titled “Big Data, Big Impact“—features insights from two of the CRC’s faculty fellows, Lei Guo (Assistant Professor, Emerging Media Studies) and Chris Wells (Assistant Professor, Journalism). 

Both Guo and Wells have worked extensively with big data, both as a research method and as a topic of interest in and of itself. Their research utilizes computational methods to explore online media phenomena such as fake news, filter bubbles, and the influence of algorithms on news consumption.

Full story available on the BU Today website: “What You Read and Watch is Changing Media Forever”