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Student
Title
Supervisor
Faculty
Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Anna Melnik
Specificity of Robotic Journalism. The Corporate Editorial Ethics
Journalism
(Bachelor’s programme)
9
2018
With the institutionalization of algorithms as creators of content, professional journalism faces transformation and new ethical issues. This study investigates the concepts of algorithmic journalism in the context of Marshall McLuhan's and Manuel Castells's theories and the ethical dimensions of data journalism, an area of growing public importance in journalistic practice. The analytical part of the study is supplemented by data obtained during interviews with editors, media managers, and specialists in the field of algorithmic journalism and is devoted to the development of robotic journalism in Russia. As a result, the analysis reveals new ethical issues and shifts in responsibility in the production of news for journalistic practice and journalism research at the level of objectivity, credibility, transparency and at the level of implicit or explicit values. The results of the study also suggest recommendations for evaluating the ethics of data journalism.

Keywords: robotic journalism, automated journalism, ethics of algorithms, new media ethics, transparency.

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