180.827 (20S) Robotic Journalism

Sommersemester 2020

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02.03.2020 13:30 - 18:00 V.1.04 On Campus
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LV-Titel englisch
Robotic Journalism
Vorlesung-Kurs (prüfungsimmanente LV )
30 (30 max.)
zum Moodle-Kurs

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Intendierte Lernergebnisse

- Getting to know numerous innovative content generation tools

- Reflection of the potential for media production, communication and public relations

Lehrmethodik inkl. Einsatz von eLearning-Tools

- Mixture of input, practical application and reflection

- Learning by Teaching

The course will be carried out online in the form of weekly live video meetings (webinars).  The course will be accompanied with Moodle. Particular emphasis is given to online collaboration and communication between students.

All tools used are free of charge for the students.  A computer with a webcam, microphone (headset) and a stable Internet connection is required to participate in the web meetings.


Automated Content Generation - Robot Journalism, Bots and Crowdsourcing

Automation affects many areas of our (working) life. The fact that texts and other media content are generated automatically is still relatively new. In this course we will look at numerous examples and discuss the effects on content creation in different areas. 

"Deep fakes" - based on AI - are a danger to the credibility of video content. Social bots on Twitter, for example, could influence elections. Furthermore, the course will deal with content aggregation (e.g. https://ifttt.com/ and RSS). As a further aspect, content generation via crowdsourcing will round off the course. At platforms such as www.mturk.com, different tasks can be distributed to a worldwide crowd of "online assembly line" workers.



The final grade covers: (a) presentation in class (b)participation in discussions, and (c) written essay. Students will have about four weeks to complete the written essay


Note Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Masterstudium Media and Convergence Management (SKZ: 150, Version: 13W.2)
    • Fach: Gebundene Wahlfächer I (Electives I) - Media and Communication (MC) (Wahlfach)
      • Special Topics in Media and Convergence Management I ( 2.0h VK / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 180.827 Robotic Journalism (2.0h VC / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Medien, Kommunikation und Kultur (SKZ: 841, Version: 09W.1)
    • Fach: Organisationskommunikation und -kultur (Wahlfach)
      • Kurs ( 2.0h KU / 6.0 ECTS)
        • 180.827 Robotic Journalism (2.0h VC / 6.0 ECTS)

Gleichwertige Lehrveranstaltungen im Sinne der Prüfungsantrittszählung

Sommersemester 2021
  • 180.827 VC Media Convergence in Videogames: Cross-Media Content (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2017/18
  • 180.827 VC "Hate Speech" (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2017
  • 180.827 VC "Hate Speech" (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)