Communication

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof Daniel Miller about the on-life

Interview with Daniel Miller, professor of anthropology at University College London. His earlier work was on material culture and consumption. Since 2000 he has been researching and developing programmes in Digital Anthropology. He is author/editor of 41 books. He previously directed the Why We Post project on the use and consequence of social media. Today ...

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr Philipp Budka about the on-life

Interview with Dr. Philipp Budka, Lecturer in the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna, and the M.A. program Visual and Media Anthropology at the Free University Berlin / HMWK Berlin. How do you evaluate the current push to ‘live' our personal lives with and through digital technologies? As an anthropologist who has ...

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof Thomas Hylland Eriksen about the on-life

Interview with Prof. Thomas Hylland Eriksen, an anthropologist and writer based at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo. His work is motivated by a triple concern: to understand the present world, to understand what it means to be human, and to help bring about social and environmental change. How do you evaluate the ...

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Nicholas Diakopoulos about AI in journalism

Interview with Nicholas Diakopoulos, associate professor in communication studies and computer science at Northwestern University where he directs the Computational Journalism Lab (CJL). His research focuses on computational journalism, including aspects of automation and algorithms in news production, algorithmic accountability and transparency, and social media in news contexts. One of the conclusions of the 2019 ...

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof Natali Helberger about AI in journalism

Interview with Natali Helberger, distinguished university professor of law and digital technology, with a special focus on AI, and affiliated with the Institute for Information Law (IVIR) of the University of Amsterdam. Her research focus is on how digitization, algorithms and AI are transforming the media and its implications for public values, diversity in the ...

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AI in journalism : with power come responsibilities

Media organisations worldwide show a growing awareness and adoption of artificial intelligence for information gathering, storytelling and news distribution. Given the potential transformative power of AI in journalism, media organisations must consider how best to use AI tools to fulfill their mission. They should reflect on the impacts that AI in journalism has on democracy, diversity and public values.

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Rosa Arias about citizen science

Interview with Rosa Arias, CEO of Science for Change, coordinator for the NEWSERA project, which aims to use citizen science to improve science communication. How is citizen science developing as a field? I hope it will become bigger and bigger. It's receiving quite a lot of support by the European Commission, and at the national ...

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr Cristina Luís about citizen science

Interview with Dr Cristina Luís, professor in science communication at University of Lisbon. She is part of the NEWSERA project, which aims to use citizen science to improve science communication. Why are you focussing on citizen science projects for NEWSERA? We will be dealing with citizen science and science communication, how they interact with each ...

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Citizen science meets science communication

An ambitious new project aims to develop new ways of communicating about science through the growing army of people volunteering their time to take part in research.

From COVID-19 to climate change: seeing the issues beyond the news cycle

While COVID-19 and climate change may appear to belong to different worlds, one can uncover direct causal links when looking through a Systems Thinking lens. In an age of uncertainty, how should journalists and science communicators approach and report about complex issues like climate change?