The NEWSREC project deals directly with one of the most pressing questions facing the news media today: What are the precise conditions under which news recommender technology are for the better or the worse for the democratic role of the news media? We focus on one of the most heavily debated consequences of news recommenders: individuals' exposure to and sharing of like-minded news (selective exposure and sharing).
Who are we?
Meet the NEWSREC team
Watch PI Erik Knudsen's TED talk
In this talk, Erik Knudsen presents the core idea of the NEWSREC project and his research on the promises and perils of algorithmic news recommender systems.