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 winter 2022/3

Date

Session topic

9./10. December

Introduction and Overview

Digital media in politics and society

Computational social science

Data and algorithms in society

Artificial intelligence

27./28. January

Challenge to institutions

The public arena

Wrap up and Exam Preparation

tbd

Exam

Resources winter 2022/3

Topic & Scripts

Recordings

Exam prep

Digital media in politics and society

Audio

Questions

Computational social science

Audio

Questions

Data and algorithms in society

Audio

Questions

Challenge to institutions

Audio

Questions

The public arena

Audio

Questions

The whole durn digital comedy

Recordings