New publication by Aynur Sarısakaloğlu entitled "Artificial Intelligence and Journalism" in the handbook "Journalism Theories"

The implementation of artificial intelligence technologies in journalism is associated with profound changes that majorly impact the conditions of journalistic work.

This leads to questions about the extent to which new technological developments can influence journalistic processes and hence challenge journalism.

In her article "Artificial Intelligence and Journalism", Aynur Sarısakaloğlu illuminates the transformation of journalism in the light of the increasing integration of artificially intelligent applications and provides an overview of possible application fields of algorithm-driven systems in the production and distribution of journalistic content. Based on this, she explains the extent to which algorithms can influence the understanding of journalistic roles using the gatekeeping approach as an example and draws conclusions for the future of research in journalism.

Link to the article:

Sarısakaloğlu, A. (2022). Künstliche Intelligenz und Journalismus. In: Löffelholz, M., Rothenberger, L. (eds) Handbuch Journalismustheorien. Springer VS, Wiesbaden.


Introducing the research group

The team of the research group Media Studies analyzes the conditions, structures and processes of the emergence of public communication in an international context. The focus lies on studies on the theory and practice of strategic communication and journalism. In particular, we deal with questions of risk, crisis and war communication, the fight against disinformation, the consequences of multimodal communication as well as the consequences of the use of innovative technologies (e.g., artificial intelligence, virtual reality) for public communication.

The research group, led by Prof. Dr. Martin Löffelholz and postdoctoral fellow Dr. Aynur Sarısakaloğlu, includes scholars from different countries. The working language of the team is English; however, we also speak German, Italian, Spanish, French, Romanian, Russian, Tagalog, Czech and Turkish. Currently, in addition to various other empirical studies, we are particularly involved in two large research consortia funded by the German Research Foundation (DECIPHER) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (MIRKKOMM). Furthermore, the team supervises a large number of Bachelor's and Master's theses.


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