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Julian Ausserhofer is a digital communication researcher and open knowledge advocate from Vienna, Austria. He works for the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin. Academically, he studies data journalism and social media in news and politics.


 

Julian Ausserhofer is a digital communication researcher and an open knowledge advocate from Vienna, Austria. He pursues his PhD at the Department of Communication at the University of Vienna and works for the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin. Between 2008 and May 2016 he was employed at the Institute of Journalism and PR at Graz University of Applied Sciences. He was a 2014/15 visiting researcher at the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society at the University of California, Berkeley.

Academically, Julian’s areas of interest include computational methods in the social sciences and in journalism as well as social media in news and politics. In particular, Julian examines practices in data journalism and the interactions between users, databases, algorithms and other actors in the formation of networked publics.

Since completing his Master’s degree in journalism and organizational communication in 2008, Julian has led and contributed to a number of research projects focussing on topics such as digital literacy, social media and linked data. His investigation of Austria’s public sphere on Twitter was published in Information, Communication and Society and featured in various German-speaking media outlets. Alongside his research, he has taught undergraduate classes on media theory and transformations in journalism.

In his spare time, Julian works for Open Knowledge, an international advocacy network that promotes open data and transparency. He is also one of the conveners of Hacks/Hackers Vienna, an exchange node for news nerds, journalists and coders. Since 2005, as part of the VJ collective montage sauvage, Julian has been visualizing electronic music in clubs, museums and at festivals. He tweets as @julauss and blogs at htttp://ausserhofer.net.

Research interests

data journalism, open data, social media in news and politics, digital methods in journalism and the social sciences, algorithmic accountability, actor network theroy

Thank you for your interest. I look forward to connecting with you.


 

Julian Ausserhofer forscht und realisiert Projekte an den Schnittstellen von Internet, Wirtschaft, Politik und Journalismus. Er arbeitet für das Alexander von Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft in Berlin. Zwischen 2008 und Mai 2016 war er am Institut für Journalismus and PR der FH JOANNEUM in Graz  beschäftigt. Seine Dissertation schreibt er am Institut für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft der Universität Wien. 2014/15 forschte er an der University of California, Berkeley am Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society.

Ehrenamtlich engagiert sich Ausserhofer bei Open Knowledge, einem internationalen Netzwerk zur Förderung von Open Data. Auch organisiert er regelmäßig Treffen zu Innovation im Journalismus unter der Marke Hacks/Hackers Vienna. In seiner Studienzeit, die er in Graz, Oslo und Brüssel verbrachte, arbeitete er für diverse Medien, NGOs und Kulturinstitutionen. Seit 2005 visualisiert er als Teil des VJ-Kollektivs montage sauvage elektronische Musik in Clubs, Museen und auf Festivals. Von New York über Shanghai bis zum Salzburger Kitzsteinhorn hat er Musik mit bewegten Bildern unterlegt. Er bloggt unter ausserhofer.net.

Herzlichen Dank für Ihr Interesse. Ich freue mich über Ihre Nachricht

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