While digital and data-driven technologies have greatly increased the capacity of journalism to serve the goals of democratic accountability and diversity of political expression, the same technologies operate in a complex ethical-political environment. JOLT will derive new insights into the political, ethical and deontological dilemmas of digital journalism to inform industry best practice through the development of concrete how-to guides published on the project and partners’ websites.
Four researchers have been hired to work on JOLT projects relating to Politics, Values, and Ethics.
- Gabriela Sanseverino is based at the University of Toulouse II to investigate issues arising from journalists’ use of user-generated content (UGC). She is supervised by Dr Franck Bousquet.
- Lucia Mesquita is based at the Institute for Future Media and Journalism at Dublin City University to investigate the changing political economy of digital journalism and its impact on plurality and the civic role of journalism. She is supervised by Dr Jane Suiter.
- Dimitri Bettoni is based at the Institute for Future Media and Journalism at Dublin City University to investigate the implications of political surveillance on journalistic practice. He is supervised by Dr Tanya Lokot.
- Sara Creta is based at the Institute for Future Media and Journalism at Dublin City University to examine how digital media consumption practices give rise to new journalism publics. She is supervised by Dr Eileen Culloty.