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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Stefanie Sirén-Heikel is a Doctoral Student in media and communication studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki. She has a B.Soc.Sc. in journalism studies and a M.Soc.Sc. in media and global communication from the University of Helsinki. Her research is focused on how algorithmic decision-making and automation impacts on journalistic processes and newsroom management. She has a particular interest in the sociotechnical aspects of innovation and communication. Sirén-Heikel has a background in broadcast and print journalism, as a reporter and producer. 

Keywords

  • 518 Media and communications
  • Media studies
  • Journalism
  • Media management
  • Big Data
  • Automation
  • Innovation
  • Critical Social Theory

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2015 2019

  • 2 Article
  • 1 Commissioned report
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Conference contribution

News Automation: The rewards, risks and realities of 'machine journalism'

Linden, T. C-G. (ed.), Tuulonen, H. E. (ed.), Bäck, A., Diakopoulos, N., Granroth-Wilding, M., Haapanen, L., Leppänen, L. J., Melin, M., Moring, T. A., Munezero, M. D., Siren-Heikel, S. J., Södergård, C. & Toivonen, H., Mar 2019, Frankfurt: World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, WAN-IFRA. 55 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportProfessional

Open Access

Unboxing news automation: Exploring imagined affordances of automation in news journalism

Sirén-Heikel, S., Leppänen, L., Lindén, C-G. & Bäck, A., 26 Jun 2019, In : Nordic journal of media studies. 1, 1, p. 47-66 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

Finding and Expressing News from Structured Data

Leppänen, L., Munezero, M., Sirén-Heikel, S., Granroth-Wilding, M. & Toivonen, H., 20 Sep 2017, AcademicMindtrek '17: Proceedings of the 21st International Academic Mindtrek Conference. New York: ACM, p. 174-183 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Open Access

The Fragility of Photo-truth: Verification of amateur images in Finnish newsrooms

Pantti, M. K. & Siren-Heikel, S. J., 2017, Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism: Co-operation, Collaboration and Connectivity. Allan, S. (ed.). Abingdon: Routledge, p. 178-195 18 p. 11. (Journalism Studies: Theory and Practice).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

The Fragility of the Photo-Truth: Verification of Amateur Images in Finnish Newsrooms

Pantti, M. & Siren-Heikel, S., 2015, In : Digital Journalism. 3, 4, 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

Projects 2016 2018

Activities 2017 2019

  • 3 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 1 Supervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)
  • 1 Academic visit to other institution

Inaugural symposium on Media, Professions and Society in Volda, Norway, June 17-20, 2019

Stefanie Sirén-Heikel (Attendee)
17 Jun 201920 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Artificial Intelligence // Cultural Technique

Stefanie Sirén-Heikel (Attendee)
14 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Stefanie Sirén-Heikel (Other role)
5 Feb 20189 Feb 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Algorithms, Automation, and News

Tommy Carl-Gustav Linden (Attendee), Stefanie Sirén-Heikel (Attendee)
22 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Supervisor of a doctoral student

Jaana Hujanen (Supervisor)
Aug 2017 → …

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)