Fake News Field Guide Data Sprint

Fake News Field Guide Data Sprint

Through the topic “fake news”, we will investigate how journalists and researchers in journalism can benefit from digital methods.


24.04.2017 kl. 09.00 - 28.04.2017 kl. 16.00


Efforts have been made to draft “A Field Guide to Fake News”.
The aim of the field guide is to present a series of recipes for using digital methods in journalism. Following these efforts, TANT-Lab at Aalborg University Copenhagen and Digital Social Science Lab will host a data sprint, aiming to road test the recipes by inviting journalists, digital media researchers and others to participate.

We are pleased to announce collaborations with issue experts Jan Birkemose (editor at medietrends.dk), Pierre Collignon  (fellow at SDU), Lars Holmgaard Christensen (researcher at AAU) and Thomas Hedin (journalist at Mandag Morgen and Tjek Det). The issue experts will pitch projects relevant to their fields as well as to the context of the current political societal events.

We are looking for students and scholars of journalism and digital methods to join the sprint! You can signup by following this link.

As a participant in the sprint, you will gain insight into the inner workings of digital methods, fake news as an online phenomenon and interdisciplinary work practices. Due to the practical format of the sprint, we would highly appreciate participants who have either 1) completed an internship as a journalist or 2) are familiar with digital methods. If in doubt whether you fit one of the categories, do not hesitate to contact tant83@plan.aau.dk, and we will figure something out.

This data sprint is organized by Techno-Anthropology master program students Ronja Lofstad, Asbjørn Fleinert Mathiasen, Anders Grundtvig, Daniel Bach and Asger Gehrt Olesen on behalf of @TANT-Lab in collaboration with Digital Social Science Lab and @PublicDataLab.

If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us on: tant83@plan.aau.dk.


You can find more information about the data sprint format in this video, and in the paper Data-Sprinting: a Public Approach to Digital Research by Venturini, Munk and Jacomy. Information about digital methods can be found here.







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