Home About Subscribe Search Member Area

Humanist Discussion Group

< Back to Volume 34

Humanist Archives: July 28, 2020, 7:27 a.m. Humanist 34.194 - PhD studentship (Roskilde)

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 34, No. 194.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                   Hosted by King's Digital Lab
                Submit to: humanist@dhhumanist.org

        Date: 2020-07-27 09:01:43+00:00
        From: Jannie Møller Hartley 
        Subject: Fully funded post-doc position in Roskilde; Denmark

The Department of Communication and Arts, Roskilde University, invites
applications for a fully funded position as postdoc in datafication and
journalism studies from November 1, 2020 or as soon as possible
thereafter. The position is limited to a period of 2 years.

The postdoc is part of the research project DataPublics funded by the
Velux Foundation Denmark. The project is located at Roskilde University,
and the successful applicant will be associated with the research groups
Journalism and Democracy and Audiences and Mediated Life at the
Department of Communication and Arts. The successful applicant will work
in close collaboration with the project leader Associate Professor
Jannie Møller Hartley and the Velux-research group around the project
DataPublics, assistant professor Mette Bengtsson and PhD student Morten
Fisher Sivertsen.

The research project Data Publics examines what the ever-increasing
amount of data available in our society means to Journalism, and thus
sheds light on the changes in the relations between the news media and
the news users. In recent few years, big tech companies such as
Facebook, Google and Amazon have taken on an increasing role in news
distribution, and their increased importance is changing not only the
journalism as we know it today, but also the news media ecosystem
itself. At the same time, news organizations have big data sets about
the behavior of the news user, just as the news user can partly
personalize his news consumption through filters and partly subject to
filtering through various algorithms. In other words, the data
affirmation has fundamentally changed the news journalism, and this
project examines what it means and what consequences it has for the
democratic conversation and public connection.

The ideal candidate is an excellent media studies scholar, who has
experience in digital infrastructure studies – particularly the new
empirical and methodological developments in social and digital media.
The candidate should be familiar with or have a strong interest in a
transdisciplinary methodological approach, and experience with the field
of media production studies. The ideal candidate will also have a strong
interest and experience in audience studies and journalism studies.

See more and apply here:


Closing date September 15th

Have a great day!


Jannie Møller Hartley |  Lektor, Ph.d. Journalist | Journalistik | IKH |
Roskilde Universitet

Associate Professor, Ph.D. | PI of Velux-funded project DATAPUBLICS |
Head of The Centre For Investigative Journalism (CUJ) | Vice-head of the
interdisciplinary Centre for Big data CeBiDa | Department of
Communication and Arts | Roskilde University

42.2.15 | Box 260 | 4000 Roskilde | Denmark 
Phone: (+45) 46 74 37

Email: jath@ruc.dk

Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted
List posts to: humanist@dhhumanist.org
List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org
Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/
Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php

Editor: Willard McCarty (King's College London, U.K.; Western Sydney University, Australia)
Software designer: Malgosia Askanas (Mind-Crafts)

This site is maintained under a service level agreement by King's Digital Lab.