Funding for New Interdisciplinary Project on Media Bias

The Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften has awarded a 3-year research grant for an interdisciplinary research project entitled "Fake News and Collective Decision Making: Rapid Automated Assessment of Media Bias". The project will be carried out jointly by the team of Karsten Donnay (Politics and Public Administration) and Bela Gipp (Computer Science).

The project aims to automatically identify specific instances of media bias, thus ultimately helping news consumers to more effectively and efficiently become aware of media bias in news coverage. The interdisciplinary research will be conducted by the team of Karsten Donnay at the CDM in collaboration with the team of Bela Gipp in the department of Computer Science. The project is supported by the WIN Kolleg of the Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften and will begin in 2019.