Algorithms as a peacekeeping force? Automated systems of news distribution and peace journalism

Bastian, Mariella; Makhortykh, Mykola (9 September 2019). Algorithms as a peacekeeping force? Automated systems of news distribution and peace journalism (Unpublished). In: SciCar 2019. Dotrmund, Germany. September 9-11.

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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.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Mass Communication Studies

UniBE Contributor:

Makhortykh, Mykola

Subjects:

000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 070 News media, journalism & publishing
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

Language:

English

Submitter:

Mykola Makhortykh

Date Deposited:

30 Sep 2019 17:15

Last Modified:

30 Sep 2019 17:16

Uncontrolled Keywords:

peace journalism, algorithms, conflict coverage, war reporting, personalization, digital news

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/133568

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