The Department of Media and Communication at LMU Munich offers a position, within the research and teaching unit of Professor Neil Thurman, as:
Postdoc (m/f/d) in Computational Journalism / Media Audiences.
Subject to personal qualifications, the appointee will be appointed on the E 13 TV-L salary band, approximately €3837 – €5622 per month depending on experience.
The successful candidate will join Professor Thurman’s research and teaching unit, which is currently part-funded by the VolkswagenStiftung via two projects on computational journalism. These projects are researching topics including: the use of AI in local journalism; audiences’ perceptions of automated journalism; and the use of, and attitudes to, computational journalism in newsrooms. These projects involve collaboration with researchers, publishers, and technology providers in Germany and other countries. Professor Thurman’s research and teaching unit also focusses on media audience research more widely (‘ratings analysis’), including the behaviour of newspapers’, magazines’, and TV channels’ online and offline audiences. The unit is also involved in comparative journalism research through the Worlds of Journalism Study. Professor Thurman’s website provides more information on his research interests: https://neilthurman.com/