In this computational social science project, we will use browser data donations to determine how relevant individual search engines and social media platforms are in journalists’ everyday work.
In cooperation with the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, we are investigating the media use of journalists. We are interested in how exactly people who work journalistically receive content in personalised information environments and what role these information environments play in their media repertoires, for example also in their media monitoring (keyword: leading media).
Using methods from computational social science, we want to develop and test a mixed-methods approach that automatically records the share and type of algorithmically personalised information offers in a journalistic work process and validate it in dialogue with journalists.
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