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Laurence Dierickx

Université Libre de Bruxelles
PhD Student

Laurence Dierickx is journalist and developer, working as professional for fifteen years. After obtaining a master degree in Science and Technology of Information and Communication (Université Libre de Bruxelles), she has started a doctoral research project about how the automated production of news can support investigative reporting. More specifically, she is studying the relationships between human journalists and algorithmic programs through the lens of uses, which draws the question of journalist’s perception of news automation. Her approach is transdisciplinary, binding constructive and critical technology and journalism theories. It is also shaped by her hybrid professional background.