EIJC & Dataharvest is an annual, four-day conference, organised by Journalismfund.eu, which brings together journalism heavyweights, data specialists and coding whiz-kids to exchange skills and story ideas. EIJC18 & Dataharvest will take place on Thursday 24, Friday 25, Saturday 26 and Sunday morning 27 May 2018. Like last year, place to be is the charming city of Mechelen, 20 minutes outside of Brussels and very easily accessible! Address is Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen at Thomas More University College - Campus De Vest. 

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Sunday, May 27 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
Discrimination in the housing market - making the data test

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People with foreign names are discriminated against in the German market for rental housing. If you have a foreign name and you are looking for an apartment, it is significantly less likely for you to be invited to an apartment viewing than an applicant with a German sounding name. We found statistical evidence for this kind of discrimination, sending out more than 20,000 applications and evaluation approximately 8,000 responses to apartment advertisements, using fictional German and non-German candidate profiles with identical income, age and other information. In this session we would like to talk about the methodology behind this massive project: The difficulties of web scraping online platforms, sending out thousands of e-mails and reviewing and classifying more than 8,000 responses.

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Steffen Kühne

Tech Lead, Bayerischer Rundfunk
Tech Lead AI + Automation Lab and BR Recherche / BR Data at Bayerischer Rundfunk. Data journalist and interactive developer, specialized in data analysis, visualization and storytelling.

Sunday May 27, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm CEST

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