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Miriam Boon currently works as a postdoctoral fellow at University of Amsterdam. Miriam does research in Communication and Media, Computer and Society and Human-computer Interaction.
Modern election news reporting tends to focus on who is winning and on campaign strategies - what is often called "Horse Race" coverage. With the ultimate goals of better understanding the mix of election story types presented by different venues, helping people to understand their own news consumption, and recommending stories with more useful con...
News articles often use narrative frames to present people, organizations, and facts. These narrative frames follow cultural archetypes, enabling readers to associate each of the presented elements with familiar stereotypes, well-known characters, and recognizable outcomes. In this way, authors can cast real people or organizations as heroes, villa...
Media literacy allows individuals to better interpret the information they need to absorb to contribute to our democratic, knowledge-based society. I propose that by automatically notifying readers of an article's problematic pragmatic characteristics, an application could augment their media literacy. I describe two characteristics for which I hav...
We describe intelligent information technologies designed to automatically provide both journalists and ordinary newsreaders with a broad range of the contextual information they need in order to better understand news stories, presented in an immediate and compelling fashion. These systems automatically identify, select, and present appropriate co...