Digital Media in Politics and Society

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Welcome to the lecture notes to Digital Media in Politics and Society. The lecture series is developed and written by Andreas Jungherr, Professor for the Governance of Complex and Innovative Technological Systems at the University of Bamberg, Germany. The lectures are designed for the Master Degree programme in political science at the University of Bamberg and its focus areas Computational Social Science and Governance of Innovative and Complex Technological Systems.

This course follows the flipped-classroom approach. In class, we will discuss the topic of the respective session and any open questions you might have. In order to profit from these sessions, it is mandatory that you read the notes to the respective session and listen to the lectures. Both will be made available approximately one week before the respective topic is discussed in class. In the final session of the course, there will be a brief exam testing you on what you have taken away from the class. In preparation for the exam, make sure to study the example questions made available to you on this site.

To jump directly to a topic of interest, explore the chapters to the left!

Session plan

Date

Session topic

Publication date recordings

28. April

Introduction and overview

Digital media in politics and society

05. May

Digital media in politics and society

Computational Social Science

12. May

Computational social science

Artificial intelligence

19. May

Artificial intelligence and democracy

26. May

No meeting

Data & algorithms

02. June

Data & algorithms

09. June

Paper room & In the news

16. June

No meeting

Challenge to institutions

23. June

Challenge to institutions

The public arena

30. June

The public arena

Discursive power

07. July

Discursive power

14. July

Paper room & In the news

"Embrace the mystery" - Wrap up

21. July

"Embrace the mystery" - Wrap up

28. July

Exam

Current session

Resources summer edition 2022

Topic & Scripts

Recordings

Exam prep

Digital media in politics and society

Audio / Video

Questions

Computational social science

Audio / Video

Questions

Artificial intelligence and democracy

Audio / Video

Questions

Data & algorithms

Challenge to institutions

The public arena

Discursive power

"Embrace the mystery" - Wrap up