Christina Elmer

Netzwerk Recherche / Der Spiegel

Christina Elmer is a managing editor at SPIEGEL ONLINE, where she had previously established the data journalism department. She also trains journalists in data reporting and online research. Before she joined SPIEGEL ONLINE as a science editor in 2013, Elmer worked at Stern magazine’s investigative unit. Her journalistic career began in 2007 at the German press agency dpa, where she was part of a team which set up Germany’s first department for data journalism and computer assisted reporting. Elmer studied Journalism and Biology. As a board member of netzwerk recherche, Germany’s largest association supporting investigative reporters, she is actively engaged in pushing data journalism forward and encouraging colleagues to use new techniques and tools. Christina Elmer wrote a chapter in the Data Journalism Handbook 2 on Algorithms in the Spotlight: Collaborative Investigations at Spiegel Online.

Christina is speaking at

September 28, 2019
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Room 2.107, HafenCity Universität (HCU)

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AI is everywhere: Algorithms navigate us, run Uber’s dispatcher, help judges make decisions and make governments smarter. It’s time for investigative journalists to step back from the hype and hold tech giants and governments accountable for algorithmic systems influencing society.

This panel will discuss current examples of algorithmic accountability reporting, its conundrums and how newsrooms can step up to investigate algorithms with algorithms. The speakers will also demonstrate this in projects that they themselves have set up and launched in the past – including on the central scoring algorithm in Germany.

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