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Future of Journalism

Research seminar "Future of Journalism"

The research project "Future of Journalism" aims at identifying trends and challenges faced by journalism in the age of digitalization, globalization and economic uncertainty.

Students from various countries analyze the transformation of journalism in view of current technological, societal and cultural instabilities. Especially automated journalism (software generated news), personalization of news, sensationalism and virtual newsrooms are topics which affect journalism and accompany the research teams in the next year.

Starting from theoretical propositions elaborated in the hierarchy of influences model, the teams examine the transfomation of individual journalists' attributes, routines of news production, structures of news organizations and their relationships as well as user-generated news content. Based upon the state of research, the research teams prepare, conceptualize and carry out studies on the transformation and future of (international) journalism.


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