How can data journalism be understood and studied in the context of broader processes of datafication in society? Prof. Dr. Wiebke Loosen
will give the answers with her talk "Datafied, Data-Driven, Data-Critical: Data Journalism Within Broader Processes of Datafication" at the Department for Digital Humanities King's College London.
Today's journalism is contextually situated in many different forms of data- and technology-driven practices. What is generally referred to as “data journalism” is, therefore, only one occurrence in journalism’s overall transformation towards an increasingly datafied, algorithmicized, metrics-driven, and automated practice. This includes how and by what means journalism observes and covers (the datafied) society, how it self-monitors its performance, how it controls its reach and audience participation, and how it (automatically) produces and distributes content.
In her talk Wiebke Loosen will place particular emphasis on data journalism while at the same time situating it within these much broader processes of journalism’s datafication. To this end, she will present selected results from (her own) empirical research, critically discuss the idea of data as “raw material” and synthesize it all into a typology of seven ‘Cs’ - seven challenges and underutilized capacities of data journalism that may also be useful for suggesting alternative practices in the field.
This event is part of an ongoing seminar series on "critical inquiry with and about the digital" hosted by the Department of Digital Humanities, King's College LondonTags
18:00 – 19:00 GMT