From black box to glass box: hidden mechanisms in automated journalism
The goal of this project is to understand the consequences of the use of AI tools on the research process of journalists and how this might have effect on the independency, objectivity and trustworthiness of journalism. With this project we want to enhance the understanding of algorithms and AI among journalists.
This project is still ongoing, results will follow during the project.
01 July 2020 - 01 July 2022
After conducting expert interviews, we will analyze how journalists use AI in their research process by conducting reconstruction interviews. Subsequently, by doing online observations and experiments at newsrooms we analyze how AI possibly as influence on the research and final product of a journalist.