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Utrecht Centre for Television in Transition


4 April 2016
15:30 - 17:30
Munstraat 2a, room 1.11, Department Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht University

Datafication of Television – Karin van Es

During this TViT session Karin van Es will present her ongoing and future research. In terms of the former, she will discuss Social Research in the Age of Data, the volume she is editing with Mirko Tobias Schäfer (to be published at AUP, summer 2016). In terms of the latter, she will briefly share her first thoughts for an NWO Veni proposal (tentatively titled: The Datafication of Televisions) inspired by a project she has recently completed at Utrecht Data School (see product: Re-imagining Television Audience Research: Tracing Viewing Patterns on Twitter). To stimulate a discussion about the intended application, we will be reading the following two texts:

Bourdon, Jerome and Cecile Meadel. 2011. “Inside Television Audience Measurement: Deconstructing the Ratings Machine.” Media, Culture & Society 33(5). 791-800.

Kosterich, Allie and Philip M. Napoli. 2016. “Reconfiguring the Audience Commodity: The Institutionalization of Social TV Analytics as Market Information Regime.” Television & New Media 17(3) 254-271.

Please send an email to e.mueller[at]uu.nl if you want to receive a pdf version of the two texts.