Researcher in computational journalism required

Dr. Neil Thurman of Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich is seeking a doctoral or post doctoral researcher in the area of computational journalism. He says: "I'm hiring a 3-year post-doc to work with me on a project on computational journalism / algorithmic news. The position is based in my new department at the University of Munich, Germany. Native English speakers are welcome to apply."   The position focuses how computational processes are increasingly replacing journalists’ editorial and reporting functions and the impact this is having on individual news consumers, the journalism profession, and society at large. The post-holder will collect evidence about how algorithmic processes increasingly: determine which news stories get covered (through news detection); actually write news content (through news creation); format the news the public gets to see (through news packaging); and filter and prioritize news for individuals (via news distribution and discovery). Full details can be found... here Deadline - asap!    ...
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Study for a PhD at the University of Kent

Study for a PhD at the University of Kent

The Centre for Journalism at the University of Kent is delighted to offer a doctoral scholarship, as part of the University's 50th Anniversary Research Scholarships scheme. The successful candidate will demonstrate academic excellence and outstanding research potential. [Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wrote/]  The scholarship will be offered at the standard UK Research Councils' rate. We are open to applications on all topics relating to journalism but we particularly seek proposals on political journalism, journalism history or environmental journalism. Applications will be considered on merit and the Centre’s ability to offer supervision. Applicants are asked to initially submit a: cover letter; curriculum vitae (including contact details of two referees); thesis proposal of 3-5,000 words (including references).   The deadline for applications is noon on Friday January 23, 2015. Applications should be sent by email to Anastasia Bakowski at journalism@kent.ac.uk or by mail to: Anastasia Bakowski, Centre Administrator, Centre for Journalism, University of Kent, Gillingham Building, Chatham Maritime...
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