Digital infrastructures prioritize and make media and cultural content searchable, visible and ‘usable’, shaping what citizens know, discover and experience.
This project aims to explore and study the inception of smart digital infrastructures in the media landscape, working with two distinct cases – NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) and Polaris Media (a privately owned media group).
If algorithms come to dictate news decisions, how does that change what we read, and what sort of democracy we might have in the future? Can personalized news make more empowered audience? In this project I want to study how is the press is able to retain its social obligations to society when cultural content and news are subject to automation and algorithmic governance.