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Experimenting with How Facebook’s Algorithm Works. Feedback on a Case Study with Journalism Students

Abstract : This paper presents reflective feedback on a teaching experiment conducted over three consecutive years by the authors together with students pursuing a Master’s degree in journalism. The experiment brought together students and teachers from three universities belonging to the same international network of journalism schools (ARPPEJ, Association internationale de recherche sur les pratiques et la pédagogie du journalisme). Together, we investigated the way the algorithm of the social network Facebook organizes the distribution of news reports on its “News Feed.” This experiment tried to reflect some of the challenges that journalism schools are currently facing in their attempt to grasp the specific nature of digital journalism (Witschge et al., 2016; Eldridge & Franklin, 2018).
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Nathalie Pignard-Cheynel, Olivier Standaert, Lara van Dievoet, Loïc Ballarini. Experimenting with How Facebook’s Algorithm Works. Feedback on a Case Study with Journalism Students. 5th World Journalism Education Congress Teaching Journalism During a Disruptive Age, World Journalism Education Council (WJEC), Jul 2019, Paris, France. pp.1032-1042. ⟨hal-02969006⟩

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