Drawing ideas from stories: a new AI solution for newsrooms

By Marc Górriz Blanch (BBC), Gabriela Gruszynski Sanseverino (UPS) and Mathias Felipe de Lima Santos (UNAV) At a recent workshop, JOLT ESRs worked in teams to develop ideas for research projects that address a major issue surrounding media and technology. Here, three ESRs consider how AI can be ethically used to generate illustrations for news […]

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Digital Services Act, Brussels Effect and the Future of the Internet

By Charis Papaevangelou, ESR at University of Toulouse III The Brussels Effect is an interesting concept coined in 2012 by Ana Bradford, a Finnish-American professor at the Columbia Law School. The gist of the concept is this: Europe may not be an economic or innovatory stronghold comparable to the United States or China, but it […]

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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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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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Coping with COVID: JOLT turns to online solutions for virtual training event

The global coronavirus pandemic has presented a variety of challenges for everyone. The JOLT Action has not been unaffected. The original plan for the JOLT Action included a training event in Thessaloniki, hosted by the Aristotle University there, in June of this year. Obviously, the health, safety and wellbeing of our whole community means that […]

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Final preparations for JOLT Training in Paris

The next of the JOLT training events and consortium meetings will take place in Paris during the first week of February. The event will include specialist network-wide training for all our ESRs, talks by invited speakers and an opportunity for our ESRs to present their work to the wider consortium and receive detailed feedback. The […]

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Full steam ahead for JOLT training in Pamplona

The next of the intensive training events for the JOLT Action will take place at the University of Navarra (UNAV) in Pamplona, Spain, from 02 to 05 July 2019. The event includes a number of workshops and training components, as well as the Action’s Mid Term Check with the European Commission. Over the course of […]

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Early Stage Researcher Position Available

Would you like to join a group of international researchers looking at the interface of journalism and technology? We have a position within the JOLT ETN network for an Early Stage Researcher to join our team: applications are now being accepted (full details below). The position will be based at the Laboratoire d’Études et de […]

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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