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On November 17th, the CNRS Centre Internet et Société will welcome Angèle Christin for an online lecture, in French, to discuss her book, Metrics at Work. Journalism and the Contested Meaning of Algorithms.

The talk will be within the framework of Hypertextes, the center’s new series of monthly meetings. Please register in advance.

In Metrics at Work, Angèle Christin analyzes the ways that journalists grapple with audience data in the form of clicks, and how new forms of clickbait journalism travel across national borders. The book shows how distinct cultural forces and journalistic traditions shape how journalists make sense of digital metrics. Contrary to the popular belief that analytics and algorithms are globally homogenizing forces, Metrics at Work shows that computational technologies can have surprisingly divergent ramifications for work and organizations worldwide.

About the speaker

Angèle Christin is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at Stanford University, and is currently a Visiting Researcher with the Social Media Collective at Microsoft Research New England. She studies how algorithms and analytics transform professional values, expertise, and work practices.

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