Neil Thurman

Professor of Communication
Department of Communication Studies and Media Research
LMU Munich

Neil Thurman

From the Blog

There is scant evidence about the media platforms and technologies young people use to access pornography, so my colleague Fabian Obster and I conducted a survey of 1,001 16- and 17-year-olds in the UK. Our findings support the Government’s move to regulate social media, but without an international approach and other countermeasures, it seems unlikely their proposals will offer a magic bullet.

Our new edited volume is now available to buy on the Routledge website. It examines the growing importance of algorithms and automation—including emerging forms of artificial intelligence—in the gathering, composition, and distribution of news.

Contributors include: Balázs Bodó, Matt Carlson, David Caswell, Nicholas Diakopoulos, Heather Ford, Andrea L. Guzman, Natali Helberger, Jonathon Hutchinson, Bronwyn Jones, Rhianne Jones, Marko Milosavljević, Jonathan Stray, and Igor Vobič.

This online event brought together researchers (including Irene Costera Meijer, Nick Diakopoulos, Michael Koliska, Sally Stares, Kim Schrøder, and Neil Thurman) technology-providers (Wibbitz), and publishers (PA Media, Deutsche Welle, and Conde Nast) to explore what audiences want from online news video, and whether automation can help deliver.