I am a researcher and independent consultant focusing on how new media technologies are changing journalism. I am particularly interested in data journalism, and am co-editor of the forthcoming Data Journalism Handbook. I am also doing research in the Media Studies department at the University of Amsterdam.
My research focuses on the impact of technology on media, culture and society. I believe that in a world where technological innovation has become commonplace, it is imperative to reflect on its promises, its perils and its implications. I have published on contemporary interactive media art projects for public urban spaces and pictorial and multimodal metaphor in editorial cartoons. In 2011 I gave a paper at the Media in Transition conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on mapping the abortion debate on the Romanian web. My work also examines the recent discourse around data journalism.
As a freelance contractor for the European Journalism Centre (EJC), my work focuses on how digital technologies transform reportage. I coordinate work on the EU research project SYNC3, the purpose of which is to build a tool for mapping the blogosphere. I also run DataDrivenJournalism.net and events and workshops on data journalism. In 2010 I organized one of the first international conferences on data-driven journalism in Europe. If you are interested in my work, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
On this blog I write about the work I’ve been doing at the University of Amsterdam during the MA in New Media and Digital Culture, and the Research MA in Media Studies. This work covers topics such as: media theory, blogging, networks, search engines, Google, locative media, protocol, augmented reality, and media art. I sometimes write about the work I’m doing on data journalism.
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