WhatsAppening to the news? How WhatsApp is used to distribute news and engage audiences in Brazil.

Ever wonder WhatsAppening to the news? Digital applications such as WhatsApp are continuously being used to distribute news and engage audiences by news organizations, and two of our ESRs, Giuliander Carpes and Enric Moreu, present on their site how 14 companies in Brazil are currently using the platform. […]

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The challenges of researching news chatbots on messaging apps

By Samuel Danzon-Chambaud (DCU), Enric Moreu (DCU), and Giuliander Carpes (UPS) At a recent workshop, JOLT ESRs worked in teams to develop ideas for research projects. Here, three ESRs consider how to investigate the use of chatbots in news. To develop this research idea we combined our three areas of expertise: algorithms and news; machine […]

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Automation in online content moderation: in the search of lost legitimacy and the risks of censorship

By Charis Papaevangelou (UPS), Jiahong Huang (UvA), Lucia Mesquita (DCU), and Sara Creta (DCU) At a recent workshop, JOLT ESRs worked in multi-disciplinary teams to develop ideas for research projects that address a major issue surrounding media and technology. As the European Commission prepares to announce its much-anticipated Digital Services Act, four ESRs review the […]

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Do you want to join our dynamic research team?

The JOLT Action has an exciting opportunities for two junior researchers (Early Stage Researchers) to join the JOLT action at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki! The Media Informatics Lab, School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) is offering two research associate position (equivalent to Early Stage Researcher career stage) to develop […]

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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