Volume 9


Algorithms and Communication

Edited by Monika Taddicken & Christina Schumann

Berlin, 2021
DOI 10.48541/dcr.v9.0 (SSOAR) | ISBN 978-3-945681-09-1

Abstract: The role of algorithms for producing and curating content as well as potential outcomes of these mechanisms is one of the most debated issues in existing communication research. “Communicating algorithms” affect processes of political, social and interpersonal communication. A broad variety of communication fields is thus currently touched on by algorithms, ranging from news exposure, public opinion forming, information retrieval, and political communication processes among others. However, a scientific sound and objective consideration of algorithms as actors in digital (mass) communication is still scarce. The special issue “Algorithms and Communication” addresses this research gap. It presents theoretical as well as empirical results in important fields of communication science, such as media literacy, news aggregation or robotics. With this, it aims to shed light on the black-box of algorithms as “hidden actors” in communication processes.


Table of Contents

Christina Schumann & Monika Taddicken
Algorithms as Research Objects for Communication Science

Marius Becker
Neutral News Aggregation? Comparing the Portrayal of German Politicians in Bing News and Google News Search Results

Leyla Dogruel
What is Algorithm Literacy? A Conceptualization and Challenges Regarding its Empirical Measurement

Frauke Zeller
Algorithmic Machines: From Binary Communication Designs to Human-Robot Interactions

Taddicken, M., & Schumann, C. (Eds.) (2021). Algorithms and Communication. Digital Communication Research. https://doi.org/10.48541/dcr.v9.0

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