Julian Ausserhofer

PhD Candidate, Department of Communication, University of Vienna
Research Associate, Institute for Journalism and Public Relations, Graz University of Applied Sciences
Graz University of Applied Sciences
University of Vienna

CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies
Affiliation period: August 2014 - March 2015


Degrees MA in Journalism and Public Relations :: Graz University of Applied Sciences (2008)
Research Areas

Data Journalism, Open Data, Social Media in News and Politics, Digital Methods in Journalism and the Social Sciences, Algorithmic Accountability

Julian Ausserhofer is a digital communication researcher and an open knowledge advocate. He pursues his PhD in Communication at the University of Vienna and works as a research associate at the Institute of Journalism and PR in Graz, Austria. Julian’s focus includes computational methods in the social sciences and in journalism as well as the dynamics of social media in news and politics. In particular, he examines practices in data journalism and the interactions between users, databases, algorithms and other actors in the formation of networked publics. Julian also works for Open Knowledge, a think/do tank promoting open data and transparency. He was a 2013 research fellow at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin.

last updated: November 18th, 2014