The research group

The Datafied News Industry (DANI) research project consists of a core group of five researchers:

Aske Kammer, PhD, is Associate Professor of Journalism Studies at Roskilde University, Denmark. His research interest is at the intersection of datafication, media management and economics, and digital journalism. He has authored the Danish-language book Digital journalistik (Samfundslitteratur, 2018) and is currently co-authoring a book on the institutional developments of podcasting. He is the leader of the DANI research project.

Helle Sjøvaag (photo by: Line Owren Fotografi)

Helle Sjøvaag, PhD, is Professor of Journalism at the University of Stavanger, Norway. Her research focuses on media economics, digital infrastructures, datafication and regulation of the communication industries. She currently leads the research project The datafication of communicative power: Towards an independent media policy for Norway’s digital infrastructures (funded by the Research Council of Norway). Her most recent book is The Markets for News: Enduring Structures in the Age of Business Model Disruptions (Routledge, 2023). She is an international guest researcher on the DANI research project.

Lisa Merete Kristensen, PhD, is a postdoctoral researcher at Roskilde University, Denmark. Her research focuses on the infrastructure of news and is centered around media tech-stacks, audience measurement strategies, and methods, along with technical standards for news distribution. Recent works include contributions to the anthology DataPublics: The Construction of Publics in Datafied Democracies (Bristol University Press, 2023).

NN2, PhD, is a postdoc researcher. The position is not occupied yet.

Elisabetta Petrucci is a PhD Student at Roskilde University, Denmark. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from John Cabot University (Rome, Italy) and an interdisciplinary Master´s degree in Cultural Encounters and Communication from Roskilde University. Her research interest lies in the connection between epistemologies, practices, and knowledge production. She is particularly interested in investigating how datafication processes impact the epistemologies of knowledge production, especially concerning the climate crisis.

The Advisory Board

The DANI research project has an Advisory Board. It consists of Professor Claes H. de Vreese (University of Amsterdam), Professor Juliane Lischka (University of Hamburg), Associate Professor Jannie Møller Hartley (Roskilde University), and Head of Research and Innovation Kasper Lindskow (Ekstra Bladet and Copenhagen Business School).

Visiting Scholars

Elena Aversa – who is a PhD student in Design at Politecnico di Milano and part of the DensityDesign Lab. She holds a BA in Architecture and an MA in Communication Design. With many years of experience in the field of information design, her research centers on the multimodal circulation of misleading information visualizations within social media platforms (with a specific focus on the Russia-Ukraine conflict). She visited the DANI project in June, 2024.

We welcome Visiting Scholars whose work aligns with the research of the DANI project. Being a Visiting Scholar here means you are our guest and collaborator for a shorter period of time. There is no “template” for how long that period of time is (could be just a few days, could be a month), or for what exactly we do with that time.

Interested? Get in touch!