Dr. Neil Thurman of Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich is seeking a doctoral or post doctoral researcher in the area of computational journalism.
“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).
Deadline – asap!