PhD (City University, London)
Dr Aljosha Karim Schapals (FHEA) is a Senior Lecturer and Study Area Coordinator in Journalism and Political Communication in the School of Communication of Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia, as well as a Chief Investigator in the Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC).
He also serves as Book Review Editor for Media International Australia, a Q1-ranked journal in the field of media and communication studies, and as Academic Supervisor for Queensland Parliament.
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 political communication more broadly.
- Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
- Reference year
- Appointment as Book Reviews Editor for Media International Australia (Q1)
- Assessor, Examiner or Supervisor Role
- Reference year
- Appointment as Academic Supervisor for the Queensland Parliament Research Internship (QPRI)
- Schapals, A. & Harb, Z. (2022). “Everything Has Changed, and Nothing Has Changed in Journalism”: Revisiting Journalistic Sourcing Practices and Verification Techniques during the 2011 Egyptian Revolution and Beyond. Digital Journalism, 10(7). https://eprints.qut.edu.au/206727
- de-Lima-Santos, M., Schapals, A. & Bruns, A. (2021). Out-of-the-box versus in-house tools: How are they affecting data journalism in Australia? Media International Australia, 181(1), 152–166. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/204732
- Schapals, A. & Porlezza, C. (2020). Assistance or resistance? Evaluating the intersection of automated journalism and journalistic role conceptions. Media and Communication, 8(3), 16–26. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/200997
- Journalism Beyond the Crisis: Emerging Forms, Practices and Uses
- Primary fund type
- CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
- Project ID
- Start year
- Digital News for Digital Times: New Models of Authority in a Transitioning Industry
PhD, Associate Supervisor
Other supervisors: Professor Amanda Lotz
- Their first global crisis: talking to young Australian adults about their news consumption habits and perceptions of the news media during and after the COVID-19 pandemic
MPhil, Associate Supervisor
Other supervisors: Associate Professor Stephen Harrington