Jolt has collaborated with the media-curious Off-Message on a new podcast series examining major issues in contemporary news and media. Over five episodes, Off Message’s host Pat O’Mahony will discuss the research undertaken by Jolt’s PhD researchers on surveillance, audience analytics, storytelling, collaborative journalism, and human rights.
In the first episode, Dimitri Bettoni (DCU) discusses the impact of surveillance on journalism practices and efforts to increase the safety of journalists.
In episode two, Elina Makri (AUTH) discusses human cognition and the role of emotions in storytelling, which may explain preferences for narratives (instead of data) in journalism.
In episode three, Sophie Chauvet (Samsa) examines the dangers of over-relying on audience metrics in the media industry.
In episode four, Lucia Mesquita (DCU) discusses the rise of collaborations among newsrooms and her views on the future of collaborative journalism.
In the final episode, Sara Creta (DCU) highlights the role of digital media in documenting human rights abuses and the need to protect these valuable records.
The podcast series is also available on the Off Message websites and wherever you listen to your podcasts.