Dr Aljosha Karim Schapals


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Research Associate

PhD (City University, London)

Dr Aljosha Karim Schapals is a Lecturer in Journalism and Political Communication in the School of Communication of Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia, as well as a Research Associate in the Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC), where he is working on the three-year ARC Discovery Project “Journalism beyond the crisis”. He is the lead editor of “Digitizing Democracy”, a major edited collection in the field of political communication, published by Routledge in 2019.

 

Previously, he worked as a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Journalism at City, University of London. Additionally, he has experience as a practising journalist working for the Financial Times as well as the German government organisation Federal Agency for Civic Education.

 

His research interests lie in the changes taking place in news production and consumption as a result of the internet, with a particular focus on social media and verification, algorithms and automation in contemporary news production as well as election reporting more broadly, with a particular focus on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union (‘Brexit’).

Projects

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Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2018
Details
Short PDL: "Illuminating the Status Quo of Automated Journalism in German Newsrooms" (accepted for presentation at the Algorithmic News conference in Munich, to be taking place in May 2018).
Type
Reviewer for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2018
Details
Reviewer for International Journal of Communication (IJoC) based at USC Annenberg School of Communication, Los Angeles, USA.
Type
Reviewer for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2018
Details
Reviewer for Journalism Studies
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2012
Details
Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for the MA Double Degree 'Journalism & Media within Globalisation: The European Perspective' based at City, University of London, UK.
Title
Journalism Beyond the Crisis: Emerging Forms, Practices and Uses
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP160101211
Start year
2016
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