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Harnessing Data and Technology for Journalism

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.
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Coordinator

DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY

Address

Glasnevin
9 Dublin

Ireland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 328 373

Participants (8)

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UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 255 374,28

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 242 386,92

UNIVERSIDAD DE NAVARRA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 495 745,92

UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III

France

EU Contribution

€ 525 751,20

BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 546 575,76

STICHTING EUROPEAN JOURNALISM CENTRE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 255 374,28

THE IRISH TIMES DESIGNATED ACTIVITYCOMPANY

Ireland

SAMSA.FR

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 765140

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2018

  • End date

    30 April 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 912 456,96

  • EU contribution

    € 3 912 456,96

Coordinated by:

DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY

Ireland