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Hello there,

my name is Dr Jessica Kunert and this my blog.

Please note that quite a lot of the posts are in German – but don’t fret! – I try my best to translate most of the posts into English.

Just take a look at the „English“ category!

If you want to contact me, please write to jessica.kunert (at) uni-hamburg.de.

I am a political scientist – but you might have already gathered that from the name of the website. However, I switched over to the communication scientists a while ago.

Research interests:

My research focuses on Computational Journalism, politicians online, and sports communication. These are also the main topics of this blog, but of course other topics pop up from time to time – like posts about Great Britain, a pet issue of mine.

 

More about me:

Work experience:
  • since 12/2018: Senior Research Associate at the Chair for Communication Studies, esp. Climate and Science Communication,
    Institute for Journalism and Communication Studies,
    University of Hamburg.
  • 01/2016-11/2018: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Chair for Computational Journalism,
    Department of Communication Studies and Media Research,
    Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich.
  • 08/2015-01/2016: Research Associate at the Chair for Political Science, especially Comparative Government,
    Institute for Political Science,
    Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg.
  • 2009-2010: Research Assistant (department ‚digital interactive media‘),
    Hans-Bredow-Institute for Media Research, Hamburg.
Academic qualifications:
  • since 05/2016: Habilitation candidate in communication science,
    Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
    Overaching topic of the cumulative habilitation: The influence of algorithms, automatisation, and other new digital technologies on journalism and its recipients.
  • 2012-2015: PhD candidate (Dr. rer. pol.), Leuphana University Lüneburg,
    at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Florian Grotz.
    Class: „magna cum laude“.
  • 10/2012-03/2013: Visiting Research Student, London School of Economics and Political Science,
    at the Government Department,
    Supervisor: Prof. Simon Hix.
  • 2010-2011: Master of Science „Politics and Government in the European Union“,
    graduated „with distinction“,
    London School of Economics and Political Science.
  • 2007-2010: Bachelor of Arts „Political Science“,
    graduated with distinction („sehr gut“),
    University of Hamburg.
Awards:
  • 04/2018: Award for excellence in teaching for the project course “Between newspaper article and snapchat story: How political actors communicate (content analysis)” (evaluation mean score of 1.21) at the Department of Communication Studies and Media Research of LMU Munich.
  • 01/2018-11/2018: Mentee in in the mentoring programme for postdocs of the Faculty of Social Sciences of LMU Munich; funding of 2,500 € for one’s own scientific development.
  • 04/2017: Award for excellence in teaching for the project course “Communication in German professional football” (evaluation mean score of 1.16) at the Department of Communication Studies and Media Research of LMU Munich.
  • 08/2012-07/2015: Full funding for the PhD from the Center for the Study of Democracy, Leuphana University Lüneburg.
  • 03/2012: Won the „Thesis Competition“ for the best master’s thesis at the General Online Research Conference 2012 in Mannheim.
Conferences and presentations:

2019

  1. Presentation “It’s a bumpy road to automated sports reporting: The strategies of data providers, software providers, and media outlets regarding automation in German sports reporting” at the Future of Journalism 2019 Conference in Cardiff, United Kingdom, 13.09.2019.
  2. Presentation “Der lange Weg zur Automatisierung im Sportjournalismus: Die Strategien von Datenprovidern, Softwareprovidern, und Redaktionen hinsichtlich der Automatisierung im deutschen Sportjournalismus” at the 3rd SciCAR Conference in Dortmund, 10.09.2019.
  3. Presentation “Viewers’ Perceptions of ‘Automated’ News Videos” with Neil Thurman and Sally Stares at the 3rd SciCAR Conference in Dortmund, 09.09.2019.
  4. Presentation „Female Fandom On Tumblr: A Study Of European Football“ with David Chaplin at the 27th European Sport Management Conference in Seville, 06.09.2019.
  5. Presentation “Reception Of Automated News: A critical review and recommendations for future research” with Neil Thurman at the Human-Machine Communication ICA Pre-Conference 2019 in Washington, D.C., USA, 24.05.2019.
  6. Presentation „A Qualitative Analysis of Consumers’ Perceptions of Short-Form Online News Videos” with Neil Thurman und Sally Stares at the ECREA Journalism Studies Section Conference in Vienna, 14-.15.02.2019.

2018

  1. Poster presentation “The Phantom Menace or a New Hope?: How German Sports Journalism is Affected by Automation in the Newsroom” at the Sports, Data, and Journalism Conference in Zurich, 25.10.2018.
  2. Presentation “#football #this is me #COYG: Wie weibliche Fußballfans auf Tumblr kommunizieren” at the at the 1st annual conference of the research group “Mediensport & Sportkommunikation” of the DGPuK in Salzburg, 26.-28.09.2018.
  3. Presentation “Sportvereine unter Druck: Das Zusammenspiel von Sportvereinen und externen Akteuren im Mikrokosmos Kleinstadt“ at the conference Gesellschaftliche Funktionen der Sportvereine und Sportverbände (Sports sociology section of the German Society of Sport Science (dvs)) in Berlin, 12.-14.09.2018.
  4. Presentation „The Footy Girls Of Tumblr: How Women Communicate In The Online Football Fandom. Insights From The US, The UK, And Germany“ at the 26th European Sport Management Conference in Seville, 06.09.2018.
  5. Invited talk “Von viralen Blasen – Wie Medien rechtspopulistische Gegenöffentlichkeit schaffen“ at the conference Springer Dialog 2018 – Demokratie unter Druck? Rechtspopulismus in Politik und Betrieb at the HVHS Springe in Springe, 15.06.2018.
  6. Invited talk “Automatisierter Journalismus und die Journalisten” at the conference DNIe: Roboterjournalismus of the Hochschule Macromedia in Munich, 04.06.2018
  7. Invited talk “Künstliche Intelligenz am Newsdesk – Journalismus im digitalen Wandel“ at the conference „Die digitale Revolution“ of the Akademie für Politische Bildung Tutzing in Tutzing, 10.04.2018.

2017

  1. Presentation “Die DNA der deutschen Fußball-Talks. Themenauswahl, Themendarstellung, Aufmachung, und Gästeauswahl von Sportschau Club, Volkswagen Doppelpass, und Sky90“ at the 3rd annual conference of the ad hoc group „Mediensport & Sportkommunikation“ of the DGPuK in Hamburg, 25-26.09.2017.
  2. Presentation “Perceptions of Automated News: A Meta-Analysis” with Neil Thurman at the Future of Journalism 2017 Conference in Cardiff, United Kingdom, 14.09.-15.09.2017.
  3. Presentation „An ideological gap? Citizens and journalists in four countries“ with Luigi Curini, Thomas Hanitzsch, Sergio Splendore, and Tim P. Vos at the 7th annual conference of the European Political Science Association in Milan, Italy, 22.06.2017.
  4. Presentation “The form of content personalisation at mainstream, transatlantic news outlets: 2010–2016” with Neil Thurman at the 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association in San Diego, USA, 25.05.-29.05.2017.
  5. Presentation “When reporters get hands-on with robo-writing: Professionals consider automated journalism’s capabilities and consequences” with Neil Thurman and Konstantin Dörr at the 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association in San Diego, USA, 25.05.-29.05.2017.
  6. Presentation “The How and Why of Personalised News Distribution: An International, Longitudinal, Mixed-Methods Study of Online Outlets (2010-2016)” at the ICA preconference “Distribution Matters: Media Circulation in Civic Life & Popular Culture” in San Diego, 25.05.2017.
  7. Presentation “Der Trendsetter ist männlich, Großstädter, und Mainstream-Journalist. Wie Algorithmen Nachrichten aus Twitter auswählen” at the annual DGPuK conference in Düsseldorf, 31.03.2017.
  8. Presentation “Male, metropolitan, and mainstream: Bias in algorithmic news sourcing from Twitter” at the ECREA Journalism Studies Section Conference in Odense, 23.03.2017.

2016

  1. Presentation “Involved or apathetic? Journalists’ relationship with the political sphere” at the Second Annual International Journal of Press/Politics Conference in Oxford, 30.09.2016.

2015

  1. Presentation “Parliamentarians on the Web – what do their websites tell us about them? Members of the European Parliament and national parliamentarians in comparison” at theGeneral Online Research Conference in Cologne, 20.03.2015.

2013

  1. Presentation “MEPs on the Web – different from national MPs or just the same? Socialisation and the new digital media in the European Parliament“ at the Political Science and Political Economy Research Group Doctoral Seminar of the Government Department of the London School of Economics and Political Science in London, 28.10.2013.
  2. Presentation „MEPs on the Web. The European Parliament, its communications function, and the new digital media“ at the Tuesday Seminar of the Centre for the Study of Democracy of Leuphana University Lüneburg in Lüneburg, 25.06.2013.
  3. Presentation “MEPs on the Web – The European Parliament, its communication function and the new digital media” at the 13th European Union Studies Association Biennial Conference 2013 in Baltimore, 09.05.2013.

2012

  1. Presentation „E-Participation in the European Multi-Level System. Supply and Use of New Digital Media in the European Parliament.“ at the Tuesday Seminar of the Centre for the Study of Democracy of Leuphana University Lüneburg in Lüneburg, 29.05.2012.
  2. Presentation “Building a digital electoral connection: MEPs‘ websites and Facebook profiles. How do MEPs present themselves online?” at the General Online Research Conference 2012 in Mannheim, 06.03.2012.

2010

  1. Presentation “Hub, Fine-Tuner or Business as Usual? Social Network Sites in the 2009 Federal Election” with Dr. Jan-Hinrik Schmidt at the General Online Research Conference 2010 in Pforzheim, 28.05.2010.
Conference organisation:
  • Organiser of the two-day international conference “Algorithms, Automation, and News: Capabilities, Cases, and Consequences“ on 22. to 23. May 2018 at LMU Munich
  • Organiser of the two-day international student and doctoral workshop of the „Nachwuchsnetzwerk Politische Kommunikation“ (NapoKo) (biggest network for young scholars of political science and communication science in Germany, Austria and Switzerland) at Leuphana University Lüneburg, from 12. to 14.06.2014.
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