Julian Ausserhofer

Julian Ausserhofer
University of Vienna | UniWien · Institut für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft

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Publications (15)
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This book is about how different communicators - whether crisis managers, first responders, journalists, or private citizens and disaster victims - have used social media to communicate about risks and crises. It is also about how these very different actors can play a crucial role in mitigating or preventing crises. How can they use social media t...
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The 2013 Central European floods were not only one of the most severe natural disasters in Austria in the last decades, but also constituted a landmark in crisis communication. For the first time, social media and online newspapers were important news channels, creating a need for new crisis communication strategies. Based on 20 semi-structured int...
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Using and understanding social media in the context of networked publics enhances crisis communication. This chapter describes models and ideas for integrating social media into the communication strategies of rescue organisations. The authors develop their recommendations for the use of social media by these organisations from both a summary and c...
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The use of social media to communicate in cases of emergencies has gained more and more importance in recent years. Studying such web and social media data is not only a methodological challenge, but ethical questions also arise. In this article we describe some of those ethical issues and our reflections with a focus on dissemination of results ba...
Conference Paper
Our research is concerned with the influence of social media on communication strategies of organisations, journalists and the public in the context of crisis communication. Crisis communication theory emphasizes the increasingly important role of social media not only during a disaster, but especially in the pre-crisis phase. Thus, this paper deal...
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Social media (SoMe) platforms provide potentially important information for news journalists during everyday work and in crisis-related contexts. The aims of this study were (a) to map central journalistic challenges and emerging practices related to using SoMe for collecting and validating newsworthy content; and (b) to investigate how practices m...
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This paper explores the existing research literature on data journalism. Over the past years this emerging journalistic practice has attracted significant attention from researchers in different fields and produced an increasing number of publications across a variety of channels. To better understand its current state, we surveyed the published ac...
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This article describes the Styrian Diversity Visualisation Project (SVV)1 focusing on three main parts: the development of the prototype SVV web app which enables users to explore their own situation in relation to others within the wider community, a corresponding data blog demonstrating the journalistic potential of data visualisation, and, final...
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Today, journalists increasingly deal with complex, large, and heterogeneous datasets and, thus, face challenges in integration, wrangling, analysis, and reporting these data. Besides, the lack of money, time, and skills influence their journalistic work. Information visualization and visual analytics offer possibilities to support data journalists....
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Statistical open data is usually provided only in the form of spreadsheets or CSV files. The developers of open data apps must either restrict themselves to managable bite-sized chunks of data, which can be consumed (read, parsed, and held in memory) in one go, or must install and maintain their own data server which the app can query on demand. Th...
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In the past decade, the “experimental use of algorithms, data and social science methods” (Gynnild, 2014, p. 715) in journalism has been growing rapidly. What was known as Computer-assisted reporting and database journalism and what was mainly employed by election analysts, weather reporters, and investigative journalists in the United States (Cox,...
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Statistical open data is usually provided only in the form of spreadsheets or CSV files, which can sometimes be very large. The writer of an open data app is confronted with two choices: restrict themselves to managable bite-sized chunks of data, which can be consumed (read, parsed, and held in memory) in one go, or install and maintain their own d...
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Barcamps are conferences without predefined content, often referred to as ad-hoc conferences or unconferences. There-fore, the outcomes of a barcamp are largely unknown before the event. This raises the question of participants' motiva-tions to attend and contribute. To answer this question, we conducted an exploratory empirical study at the Barcam...
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The increasing use of Twitter by politicians, journalists, political strategists and citizens has made it an important part of the networked sphere in which political issues are publicly negotiated. The growing number of studies investigating the relationship between Twitter and politics supports this claim. To the knowledge of the authors, this is...

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The research project VALID investigates how journalists routinely deal with large volumes of data. Based on interactive visualisations, the consortium develops digital tools designed to help journalists obtain information from large volumes of data from various sources.