Investigating surveillance and journalism

By Dimitri Bettoni, ESR at Dublin City University Ligaiya Romero, a photographer, filmmaker and scholar who covered the protests spread in the US following the death of George Floyd, was quoted in a recent letter from the Authority Collective. She says: “As photographers/filmmakers, we need to ask ourselves, is this image sousveillance (from the bottom […]

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Branding Data Journalism: giving a soul to data storytelling

By Mathias Felipe de Lima Santos, University of Navarra We are seeing during this coronavirus outbreak, some media outlets are able to leverage the use of data and technology in time to produce more ambitious stories beyond global death toll and infection rates. This pandemic will change our future using data, as publishers have shown […]

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Collaborative Journalism

A model to conceptualise, typify and criticise the phenomenon By Lucia Mesquita, ESR at Dublin City University This thesis aims to conceptualize, typify and criticize the models and types of collaborative journalism. The present research focuses on the everyday media practices of journalists and other professionals that are part or are conducting collaborative efforts in […]

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Studying the Political Economy of Digital Platforms’ Regulation in Times of Pandemic

By Charilaos Papaevangelou, ESR at the Université de Toulouse III, Paul Sabatier While the Covid-19 crisis has severely affected almost every aspect of our lives, it has made blatantly clear just how relevant our work is. As I wrote in a blog post last May, online platforms saw the crisis as an opportunity to regain […]

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Explaining the predictions of machine learning models

By Luka Murn, ESR at BBC Research and Development Due to the increasing demand for video broadcast and streaming at better qualities and higher resolutions, efficient means of video compression are more important than ever. With the global pandemic situation, rapid growths in telemedicine, video conferencing, increased penetration of online education, integration of innovative technologies […]

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Publishers are using messaging apps for news distribution at least since 2014. Why is their usage still experimental or secondary to other platforms?

By Giuliander Carpes da Silva, ESR at Université de Toulouse III Paul Sabatier Recently, WhatsApp became the second application in the world to reach 2 billion monthly users, only after its parent company Facebook. Messenger is not so far behind with 1.3 billion monthly users. Telegram is emerging as an important competitor with 400 million […]

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This project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska Curie grant agreement No 765140