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Algorithms and ai
Study by Jennifer A. Stark and Nicholas Diakopoulos. They investigate bias in Google’s image selection for the main search results pages of presidential candidates’ main search results page. The paper indicates that bias may have been introduced by the Google image selection algorithm.
Deborah G. Johnson and Mario Verdicchio identify three factors that give people anxiety about artificial intelligence. The reasons, they argue, may not be what you think they are.
As the news media adopts algorithmic components into the production of news information, it raises the question of how to maintain an accountable media system. Nicholas Diakopoulos explores algorithmic transparancy.
Deborah G. Johnson and Mario Verdicchio. The way public understanding of AI is being shaped, often by fear, is a way that may ultimately impede its research. This knowledge leads to a confusion about the notion of ‘autonomy’.
Nicholas Diakopoulos and Michael Koliska. This research presents a focus group study that engaged 50 participants across the news media and academia to discuss case studies of algorithms in news production and elucidates factors that are amenable to disclosure.
Øyvind Vågnes investigates photos taken from an unfamiliar angle: From bird's eye view, or the drone's lens view. The article argues that Houtryve’s photographs enable a strategy of “uninventing precision”.
Chapter by Turo Uskali and Epp Lauk. Drones have been used for news reporting since 2011. This chapter analyzes several cases of drone journalism in crisis reporting and refers to ethical guidelines for good drone reporting in humanitarian crisis reporting.
In the Virjox projects, journalism scholars, human-computer interaction and computer scientists and media company developers innovate together to figure out how to create the best immersive journalism and other media products. Turo Uskali, Heli Väätäjä and Esa Sirkkunen offer insights into the project.
A report by Epp Lauk, Turo Uskali, and Heikki Kuutti that describes and analyzes the results of the research project called “DroneJournalism: Utilizing Remotely Piloted Aircrafts (RPA) in Journalistic Purposes”. It is a project that seeks to clarify problems and possibilities of utilizing camera drones for journalistic purposes. In Finnish language.
Chapter by Epp Lauk, Turo Uskali, Heikki Kuutti, and Helena Hirvinen. Camera drones are being used increasingly in journalism. This chapter argues that using camera drones for journalistic purposes is the newest global test for press freedom globally.