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Author: Thomas Wold
In this article ViSmedia researcher Thomas Wold discus the importance of daring to be bold while working as a journalist. Wolds article is based on a suggestion made by former journalist student at the University of Bergen, who made a proposal for a new journalist guide on how to act daring.
Authors: Martin Moore, Damian Tambini, Nicholas Diakopoulos, Daniel Trielli, Jennifer Stark, Sean Mussenden
«Across the globe, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft have accumulated power in ways that existing regulatory and intellectual frameworks struggle to comprehend. A consensus is emerging that the power of these new digital monopolies is unprecedented, and that it has important implications for journalism, politics, and society.» ViSmedia team member Nicholas Dikopoulos is cowriter of chapter 13. «I Vote For—How Search Informs Our Choice of Candidate»
In The Routledge Handbook of Developments in Digital Journalism Studies ViSmedia member Nicholas is one of the co-writers of the chapter: Disclose, Decode and Demystify: An Empirical Guide to Algorithmic Transparency.
Authors: Lars Nyre, Joao Ribeiro, Bjørnar Tessem
This article introduces the concept of academic prototypes, and shows how they can lead to technological innovation in journalism. We propose an innovation method that transforms a value-oriented academic prototype into a market-oriented journalistic service. The principles for product development presented here are based on the lean startup method as well as business model canvassing.
Authors: Lars Nyre & Jon Hoem
This report presents the development process of the app «Tilhører» , the user interface and the technology behind it. “Tilhører” is an application that present an alternative sound experience, and is a collaborative between researchers from Bergen University College and The University of Bergen.
Authors: Maiden, N; Zachos, K, Brown, A; Brock, G; Nyre, L; Tonheim, A.; Apostolou, D; Evans, J.
This paper reports the design and first evaluations of new digital support for journalists to discover and examine crea-tive angles on news stories under development. The support integrated creative news search algorithms, interactive crea-tive sparks and reusable concept cards into one daily work tool of journalists.
Authors: Bjørnar Tessem and Lars Nyre
In this article Tessem and Nyre, discuss how new technology labelled as «dangerous» can be a resource and even be useful for the society. (NO)
Professor and ViSmedia member Paul C. Adams has written the first chapter of the new book; Migrants, Refugees, and the Media The New Reality of Open Societies published by Routledge.
The large-scale movements of refugees and economic migrants from conflict zones to more stable societies have resulted in challenges, both for new entrants and their hosts. This fascinating volume brings together a collection of media analyses focused on immigration issues to examine how migration has been represented to the public.
Authors: Deborah G. Johnson & Mario Verdicchio.
The concept of agency as applied to technological artifacts has become an object of heated debate in the context of AI research because some AI researchers ascribe to programs the type of agency traditionally associated with humans. Confusion about agency is at the root of misconceptions about the possibilities for future AI. We introduce the concept of a triadic agency that includes the causal agency of artifacts and the intentional agency of humans to better describe what happens in AI as it functions in real-world contexts.
What are civil drones, and how can they be used responsibly in our society? These are questions this book, written by Astrid Gynnild, Åke Refsdal Moe, Bente Heggedal, Elisabeth Krauss Amundsen, Helge Veum, Frode Guribye, Lars Nyre, Nils E. Øy, Rune Ottosen, and Øyvind Vågnes. Editor is Astrid Gynnild.
Nicholas Diakopoulos, Nathalie Henry Riche, Christophe Hurter, and Sheelagh Carpendalen have edited this accessible introduction to data-driven storytelling. It offers an integrated definition of the topic, presents vivid examples and patterns for data storytelling, and calls out key challenges and new opportunities for researchers and practitioners. Diakopoulos has also co-edited two of the chapters.
The use of camera drones is expanding. Responsible Drone Journalism investigates the opportunities and dilemmas of using drones for journalistic purposes in a global perspective, drawing on a framework of responsible research and innovation (RRI). Edited by Astrid Gynnild and Turo Uskali.
Turo Uskali has written chapter 13 in the book Mobile and Ubiquitous Media. The volume seeks to provide "a diverse set of critical, theoretical, and international approaches useful to those looking for a more diverse and nuanced understanding of what ubiquitous media means analytically".