Public Communication

PhD posts, starting January 2020

The last date to apply for postgraduate studies is Friday, 15 November 2019.

For applications, click  here

 

  • One (1) post on the topic: “Journalism, algorithms and news automation”

Description:  This PhD thesis will explore the uses and impact of artificial intelligence on journalism. More and more algorithms and automation are replacing tasks and decisions that until recently have been not only part of the journalists’ tasks, but also defined and demarcated the professional identity, the skills and knowledge of journalists. Nowadays, technology is interconnected with journalism, greatly affecting its practices and norms, and eventually the content produced. The thesis may focus on various applications of AI, such as news personalization, algorithms and news, forms of audience analytics and their impact on news content. Also, the thesis may study specific applications and software made for news rooms, that are based on creative news search algorithms and promise to enhance journalistic production in the direction of creative and contextualized news reporting.

Required Qualifications: To be considered, candidates should hold a graduate degree in Journalism Studies or Communication Studies. Candidates should have a strong methodological background in qualitative and quantitative methods and should be proficient in spoken and written English. Candidates should demonstrate their ability to undertake research initiatives and work independently and within teams. Prior demonstrated research experience will be considered an advantage. Knowledge of Greek is desirable, but not an essential qualification.

Candidates should submit full proof of their qualifications. In addition, the submission of a detailed CV, along with a 2-page description of relevant background and research interests, to assess the fit with the proposed research topic, is requested. Candidates should also submit two recommendation letters from academic referees. Candidates who are short-listed will be invited for a personal interview.

Financial Support: The successful candidate, depending on his/her field of expertise and qualifications, may be offered teaching assistant positions in the department. Moreover, funding may be provided through on-going research projects.

Research Advisor: Lia-Paschalia Spyridou, Assistant Professor,  l.spyridou@cut.ac.cy

 

Information:

From the Department Secretary

Tel.: 25002453, Fax: 25829091

Public Communication

PhD posts, starting January 2020

The last date to apply for postgraduate studies is Friday, 15 November 2019.

For applications, click  here

 

  • One (1) post on the topic: “Journalism, algorithms and news automation”

Description:  This PhD thesis will explore the uses and impact of artificial intelligence on journalism. More and more algorithms and automation are replacing tasks and decisions that until recently have been not only part of the journalists’ tasks, but also defined and demarcated the professional identity, the skills and knowledge of journalists. Nowadays, technology is interconnected with journalism, greatly affecting its practices and norms, and eventually the content produced. The thesis may focus on various applications of AI, such as news personalization, algorithms and news, forms of audience analytics and their impact on news content. Also, the thesis may study specific applications and software made for news rooms, that are based on creative news search algorithms and promise to enhance journalistic production in the direction of creative and contextualized news reporting.

Required Qualifications: To be considered, candidates should hold a graduate degree in Journalism Studies or Communication Studies. Candidates should have a strong methodological background in qualitative and quantitative methods and should be proficient in spoken and written English. Candidates should demonstrate their ability to undertake research initiatives and work independently and within teams. Prior demonstrated research experience will be considered an advantage. Knowledge of Greek is desirable, but not an essential qualification.

Candidates should submit full proof of their qualifications. In addition, the submission of a detailed CV, along with a 2-page description of relevant background and research interests, to assess the fit with the proposed research topic, is requested. Candidates should also submit two recommendation letters from academic referees. Candidates who are short-listed will be invited for a personal interview.

Financial Support: The successful candidate, depending on his/her field of expertise and qualifications, may be offered teaching assistant positions in the department. Moreover, funding may be provided through on-going research projects.

Research Advisor: Lia-Paschalia Spyridou, Assistant Professor,  l.spyridou@cut.ac.cy

 

Information:

From the Department Secretary

Tel.: 25002453, Fax: 25829091