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Monday, September 9 • 16:30 - 17:30
Algorithms as a peacekeeping force? Automated systems of news distribution and peace journalism

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In our talk we discuss how the increasing use of AI-driven systems of content distribution impacts the ways readers are exposed to news about wars and conflicts. To do so, we examine the place of algorithmic personalization – i.e. the tailoring of individualized news feeds based on users’ information preferences – in the framework of peace journalism (PJ), a journalistic paradigm calling for more diversified and creative war reporting. Using a conceptual approach, we scrutinize how the deployment of news personalization can mediate – or worsen – pitfalls of PJ paradigm, and present a theoretical framework for analyzing how algorithmic system designs can facilitate constructive conflict coverage.

Speakers
avatar for Mykola Makhortykh

Mykola Makhortykh

University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Mykola Makhortykh is a post-doctoral researcher at the Amsterdam School for Communication Research, where his research is focused on personalization of news media and impact of algorithmic biases on news consumption. In his recent work, he has also examined the use of digital technologies... Read More →
avatar for Mariella Bastian

Mariella Bastian

University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law (IViR)
Mariella Bastian is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Information Law (IViR) at University of Amsterdam. Her research interests include news personalization, media ethics, and international journalism. In her PhD thesis (TU Dortmund University, Germany), she explored... Read More →


Monday September 9, 2019 16:30 - 17:30 CEST
Großer Saal

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