Stefanie Sirén-Heikel


    Research areas

  • 518 Media and communications - Media studies, Journalism, Media management, Big Data, Automation, Innovation, Critical Social Theory

Description of research and teaching

Stefanie Sirén-Heikel is a Doctoral Student in media and communication studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki. She has a B.Soc.Sc. in journalism studies and a M.Soc.Sc. in media and global communication from the University of Helsinki. Her research is focused on how algorithmic decision-making and automation impacts on journalistic processes and newsroom management. She has a particular interest in the sociotechnical aspects of innovation and communication. Sirén-Heikel has a background in broadcast and print journalism, as a reporter and producer. 


Latest publications

  1. Finding and Expressing News from Structured Data

    Leppänen, L., Munezero, M., Sirén-Heikel, S., Granroth-Wilding, M. & Toivonen, H., 20 Sep 2017, AcademicMindtrek '17: Proceedings of the 21st International Academic Mindtrek Conference. New York: ACM, p. 174-183 10 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

  2. The Fragility of Photo-truth: Verification of amateur images in Finnish newsrooms

    Pantti, M. K. & Siren-Heikel, S. J., 2017, Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism: Co-operation, Collaboration and Connectivity. Allan, S. (ed.). Abingdon: Routledge, p. 178-195 18 p. 11. (Journalism Studies: Theory and Practice).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

  3. The Fragility of the Photo-Truth: Verification of Amateur Images in Finnish Newsrooms

    Pantti, M. & Siren-Heikel, S., 2015, In : Digital Journalism. 3, 4, 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. Algorithms, Automation, and News

    Tommy Carl-Gustav Linden (Attendee), Stefanie Sirén-Heikel (Attendee)
    22 May 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  2. Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

    Stefanie Sirén-Heikel (Other role)
    5 Feb 20189 Feb 2018

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

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Latest projects

  1. IA: Immersive Automation: automated storytelling, audience engagement and user experience in a news ecosystem

    Linden, C., Moring, T., Backholm, K., Hujanen, J., Toivonen, H., Granroth-Wilding, M., Leppänen, L., Munezero, M., Haapanen, L. & Sirén-Heikel, S.

    Viestintäalan tutkimussäätiö, Sanoma Media Finland Oy, Alma Media Oyj, Conmio Oy, Tekes, Svenska kulturfonden, KSF Media Ab, Keski Pohjanmaan Kirjapaino Oyj


    Project: Research project

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