Steve Schifferes is Marjorie Deane Professor of Financial Journalism at City, University of London. He was the Principal Investigator on the EU’s Social Sensor project, a collaborative effort with 10 European institutions to create tools to find and verify news on social media. His work on the role of digital media has included analysis of the role of social media in both political and financial communications, the digital transformation of news in historical perspective, and the changing nature of news websites. He has been a keynote speaker at the Social News on the Web workshop at WWW2016 in Montreal and fellow of both the Oxford Internet Institute and the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. He was founder member and then editor of the business section of the BBC News website, and spent a year developing and designing new ways of displaying news online.
Balázs Bodó is a socio-legal researcher at the Institute for Information Law (IViR),University of Amsterdam. His work explores the intersection of Internet technologies; social practices around online content creation, distribution and consumption, and the formal (legal) and informal (ethical, communal) regulation of these practices. In his research, he explores the role that emerging social practices of media production, distribution and consumption play in the wider
cultural ecosystem. Balázs combines qualitative methods, such as historical and sociological analysis, survey research and interviews with the programmatic collection and statistical analysis of large datasets, such as the observation and analysis of the transactions in hidden file-sharing networks. Working in interdisciplinary project for most of his professional career, Balázs has considerable experience in designing and executing highly complex, interdisciplinary research projects.
Matt Carlson is associate professor of communication at Saint Louis University. He is author of Journalistic Authority: Legitimating News in the Digital Era (Columbia University Press) and On the Condition of Anonymity: Unnamed Sources and the Battle for Journalism (University of Illinois Press), and co-editor of Boundaries of Journalism and Journalists, Sources, and Credibility, both published by Routledge. In addition, he is the author of over forty journal articles and book chapters. His research examines the discursive struggles through which journalism comes to be defined and legitimated as a cultural practice in the digital news environment.
Raul Ferrer-Conill is a doctoral candidate in the department of Geography, Media Communication at Karlstad University. He has published his work in Journalism Studies Television and New Media, and Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), among others. His current research interests cover digital journalism, processes of datafication, and gamification.
Dr Bronwyn Jones is a Broadcast Journalist at BBC News Online and an independent researcher whose PhD analysed the development of social media use in news production at global news agencies. She is interested in the mutual shaping of technology and society and the role of new digital and networked communication
technologies in journalism.
Jakob Kluge, M.A. is a social scientist and economist working at the IZT - Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment based in Berlin. His current project for the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag deals with the exploration of algorithmic filtering processes and their influences on opinion formation.
Jessica Kunert is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Communication Studies and Media Research at LMU Munich. Her research focuses on the impact of algorithms on news production and distribution. Her other work concerns the relationship between journalists, citizens, and politics, and she also studies communication patterns in professional and amateur sports. She is on Twitter: @jessicakunert.
Seth C. Lewis, Ph.D., is the Shirley Papé Chair in Emerging Media in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon, and an affiliated fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. A two-time winner of the Outstanding Article in Journalism Studies Award, Lewis examines journalism and its digital transformation, with a focus on journalist–audience relationships, human–machine communication, and sociotechnical developments such as big data, algorithms, automation, and artificial intelligence. He has published some 50 journal articles and book chapters, and co-edited the book Boundaries of Journalism: Professionalism, Practices, and Participation (Routledge, 2015). He is on Twitter: @sethclewis
Dr. Carl-Gustav Lindén is a media and journalism researcher at the Swedish school of social science, University of Helsinki. During recent years, he has mostly focused his research on news automation as well as new business models for news media. This research is based on fieldwork conducted in the EU and the United States.
Stuart Myles is the Director of Information Management at The Associated Press. He directs metadata strategy throughout AP's global news operations. He uses XML and JSON to structure and model the news that AP creates and distributes. Recent projects include designing AP's Machine Learning content classification services and architecting a Digital News Archive for over 200 million items dating back to 1985. He is AP's delegate to the IPTC, where he has co-authored standards for the news industry, including rNews for embedding publishing metadata into HTML and RightsML for representing permissions and restrictions for news content.
Dr Aljosha Karim Schapals is a Research Associate at the Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC) of Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia, working on the ARC-funded research project “Journalism beyond the crisis”.
Previously, he worked as a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Journalism at City University London as well as a Research Assistant at the Information Law & Policy Centre, University of London. His research interests lie in the changes taking place in news production and consumption as a result of the internet, with a particular focus on citizen journalism, politics and social media. Additionally, he has experience as a practicing journalist working for the Financial Times as well as the German government organisation Federal Agency for Civic Education (‘Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung’).
Jonathan Stray is a computational journalist at Columbia university, where he teaches the dual masters degree in computer science and journalism and leads the development of Workbench, an integrated tool for data journalism. He’s contributed to The New York Times, The Atlantic, Wired, Foreign Policy and ProPublica. He was formerly the Interactive Technology Editor at the Associated Press, a freelance reporter in Hong Kong, and a graphics algorithm designer for Adobe Systems.
Bertram Weiß, M. A., studied journalism, communication research and biology at the University of Hamburg. He is staff editor and writer at the German popular science magazine GEO and received different prizes, i. e. the most important German prize for science journalism.