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Young leaders discuss fake news and media literacy at EU-US seminar

By Samuel Danzon-Chambaud How can you tell Americans apart? Perhaps if after five minutes of talking you know everything about them. Their pets, their favourite movies, last year’s vacations… Everything. This is what a Canadian friend once told me, and sure, it sounds like an overstatement. But I give him that: Americans are usually very […]

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How Open Data Can Help Journalism

By Mathias Felipe & Clara G. Tosat On 1st March, Esther Huyer, part of the team behind European Data Portal (EDP), gave a presentation for University of Navarra about open data in journalism. EDP shares information about tools that are useful for open data, and platforms for journalists and researchers. The EDP team is working […]

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CrossCheck vs. Disinformation: A Fact-Checking Recipe for Collaborative Success

By Sophie Chauvet In 2017, as a member of an alliance uniting 100+ journalists, I took part in the battle against “fake news” for CrossCheck during the French presidential campaign, as a journalist and a researcher. Our weapons? Fact-checking, collaboration, and reaching out to the audience. The research report that followed suggested some positive impact on journalists and […]

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JOLT researchers start work on Politics, Values, and Ethics

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 […]

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JOLT researchers start work on Organisational Disruption

Digital technologies have placed severe pressure on the traditional business and revenue model of print journalism. However, new technologies also create opportunities for leveraging digital and data services against audience expansion and alternative revenue streams. Although individual news media have begun to experiment with new services and organizational models, research into the effectiveness of these […]

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JOLT researchers start work on New News Practices

Digital technologies have initiated new multi-media and data-driven forms of journalism, but their best-practice integration into the structures and cultures of newsrooms is poorly understood, as is their relation to the technical capabilities of newsrooms’ digital and data infrastructure. JOLT will advance technical developments for new content forms and derive new insights into the conditions […]

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DCU leading €3.9m data journalism project

Article From The Irish Times (28 April 2018) by Peter Hamilton Dublin City University’s Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJo) is leading a €3.9 million project to explore new ways of supporting journalism through digital and data technologies. The “journalism and leadership transformation” project will hire 15 PhD researchers to investigate technical, business and […]

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Deadline Extended: 15 Multidisciplinary PhD Positions in Digital and Data Journalism

Note: the deadline is extended to 15 June 2018 JOLT is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) network aimed at harnessing digital and data technologies for journalism. JOLT is recruiting 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) to advance new theoretical insights, technical advancements, and best-practice guidelines for digital and data journalism. In addition to completing a PhD, […]

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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