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Datafication, Media and Democracy: Transformation of news work in datafied society

Project description

Transformation of journalism under datafication

Datafication and algorithmic data processing in the media have resulted in the datafication of journalism. Questions arise concerning the transformation of news work and the responses of the audience. One view is that audience datafication neglects the value of information aiming to attract greater audiences. Another view supports that audience datafication increases the connection of journalists with the audience, improving the financial base of their work. The EU-funded DataMeDe project will increase our understanding about the role audience datafication plays in the new context of journalism. It will combine ethnographic observation, interviews and a survey with the audience to better understand the use of audience data by journalists and the media and will explore the gap between journalists and news users.

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Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 214 158,72