Neil Thurman

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

Neil Thurman

From the Blog

Our new edited volume is now available for pre-ordering 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.

BBC Three was the first major TV channel to close its broadcast platform and reinvent itself online. Four years on the BBC is considering bringing it back to linear television. My new study is the first to analyse changes in how BBC Three is consumed and the shows it offers.