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Harnessing Data and Technology for Journalism

Objective

JOLT will deliver a world-class, multi-sectoral PhD research-training programme focused on harnessing digital and data technologies to advance economically sustainable and socially valuable journalism. Journalism is in profound crisis arising from declining advertising revenues, the dominance of US technology platforms, and the rise of online information-sharing including fake news. Journalism research has not kept pace with these changes. This is reflected in the lack of European, and indeed global, PhD programmes focussed on the intersections of journalism, data and technology. Europe lacks knowledge on the best-practice integration of data and digital technologies, strategies to overcome organization disruption, and on the political, social and ethical implications of digital journalism. JOLT addresses this lack by creating a multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral consortium of five leading European universities and twelve non-academic partners (four as beneficiaries) representing journalism NGOs, SMEs and large-scale media enterprises. JOLT’s training programme is grounded in the universities’ academic excellence and the complimentarily of diverse non-academic partners. In addition to secondments with non-academic partners, all ESRs will attend 3 industry workshops, 6 seminars on research and transferrable skills, and 3 summer schools, which draw on the cross-sectoral and multi-disciplinary expertise of all partners. JOLT’s key measurable outputs will be much-needed open-source tools and technical protocols, 30 journal articles, 30 conference papers, 15 policy and best-practice guidelines, and extensive media outreach conducted in collaboration with JOLT’s media partners. JOLT will act as a pilot for the formalization of similar PhD programmes, create a sustainable network of multi-disciplinary and cross-sectoral partners to advance research/innovation beyond the project, and support the renewal of a socially valuable and competitive European media sector.

Coordinator

DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Net EU contribution
€ 1 328 373,00
Address
Glasnevin
9 Dublin
Ireland

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 242 386,92
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki

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Region
Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE NAVARRA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Campus Universitario Edificio Central
31080 Pamplona

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Region
Noreste Comunidad Foral de Navarra Navarra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III
France
Net EU contribution
€ 781 120,24
Address
Route De Narbonne 118
31062 Toulouse Cedex 9

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Region
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Portland Place Broadcasting House
W1A 1AA London

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Region
London Inner London — West Westminster
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING EUROPEAN JOURNALISM CENTRE

Participation ended

Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Petrus Regoutplein 1 F 02
6211 XX Maastricht

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Region
Limburg (NL) Zuid-Limburg
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE IRISH TIMES DESIGNATED ACTIVITYCOMPANY

Participation ended

Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
24 - 28 Tara Street The Irish Times Building
D02CX89 Dublin 2

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SAMSA.FR
France
Net EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
122 Avenue Du General Leclerc
75014 Paris

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00