Liliana Bounegru

Public Data Lab

Liliana Bounegru is a new media, digital methods and digital journalism researcher and a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Oxford. She is affiliated with the Oxford Internet Institute, a leading center dedicated to the social scientific study of the Internet, and the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, a globally focused research center tracking media and journalism industry developments.

Liliana Bounegru

Author Biography

She is part of Misinformation, Science and Media, a programme of the Oxford Martin School, a research and policy unit at the University of Oxford. The programme investigates the impact of misinformation campaigns online on the public understanding of techno-scientific issues. She is a researcher at the Digital Methods Initiative, the University of Amsterdam’s Internet Studies research group. She is also a co-founder of the Public Data Lab, a network of new media and digital sociology research labs that seeks to facilitate research, democratic engagement and public debate around the future of the data society. She is also a research associate at the Sciences Po Paris médialab, the digital sociology lab founded by Bruno Latour.

Her research interests include digital media, digital culture, digital journalism, inventive methods for new media research, digital methods, infrastructure studies, platform studies, issue mapping and controversy mapping. Her work has been published in New Media & Society, Big Data & Society, Visual Communication and Digital Journalism. She is editor of The Data Journalism Handbook (O’Reilly Media, 2012; Amsterdam University Press, 2019) translated into 12 languages, and co-investigator of A Field Guide to Fake News and Other Information Disorders, a transnational, multi-institutional research collaboration to develop digital methods to trace the circulation of political misinformation, junk news, memes and trolling practices online (also available in Japanese).

Previously she served as a Managing Director for the Digital Methods Initiative, taught data journalism, controversy mapping and digital methods at the University of Amsterdam, Sciences Po, Paris, King’s College London and the University of Siegen, and worked as a researcher on the European project EMAPS (Electronic Maps to Assist Public Science), led by sociologist of science and anthropologist Bruno Latour.

She also has a professional background in media and journalism. Previously she led the data journalism unit at the European Journalism Centre, where she designed and coordinated massive open online courses (MOOCs), online publications, conferences and trainings. She has contributed to the Harvard Business Review, BuzzFeed News, PBS MediaShift, and Nieman Lab, and her work has been featured in a number of publications, including the The New York Times, The Guardian, The Asahi Shimbun, Columbia Journalism Review and Global Voices.

More about her at lilianabounegru.org and @bb_liliana on Twitter.

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