ARTICLE: Computational in journalism


What can and cannot be calculated is not merely a technical question, it is also a deeply social, cultural, political and economic one, writes Taina Bucher, of University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The focus of the newly published study is on the articulation of computational journalism within news organizations.

Bucher found three broad claims about the linkage between the computational and journalism: (1) machines don’t have instincts, (2) democracy can never be personalized and (3) computational is something to think with, rather than simulate.

The article is published online before print by New Media and Society. The free abstract is available here.

Picture: calculator by Anssi Koskinen, licence: CC BY 2.0

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