Find Out Why is a Digital Fluency Lab for innovation and civic engagement. Here we discuss contemporary issues: the new culture on the Internet, digital literacy, high quality journalism, critical thinking on social media, evidence based content, mis(dis)information online, AI, data, data governance and other topics of relevant interest.
Defend Democracy and Digital Rights: an interview with Alice Stollmeyer
Alice Stollmeyer, the number one female digital EU influencer in 2019 and 2020 and the Founder and Executive Director of Defend Democracy, talks to Find Out Why about the importance of defending democracy from the threat that the business model of big tech companies poses to societies and shares her reflections on the issue of online manipulation based on Defend Democracy's successful run of “Kieskijker”, a social media watchdog monitoring manipulation and disinformation around the Dutch elections on 17 March 2021.
For more about Defend Democracy follow this link: https://defenddemocracy.eu/
Data materialization and digital literacies: an interview with dr. Luci Pangrazio
Dr. Luci Pangrazio, author of the book ‘Young People’s Literacies in the Digital Age’ and Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Educational Impact (REDI) talks to Find Out Why about the data literacies in young people's digital worlds. Dr. Pangrazio argues that creative ways to materialise digital data are necessary in critical analysis.
The global impact of the Digital Services Act: an interview with dr. Aída Ponce Del Castillo
Dr. Aída Ponce Del Castillo, senior researcher at the Brussels based Foresight Unit of the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) talks to Find Out Why about the EU’s Digital Services Act (DSA). DSA is a legislative proposal which aims to regulate online and intermediary platforms that bring together users and providers of goods and services as well as information. The DSA builds on the existing rules (established by the E-Commerce directive) to provide a framework for identifying and removing harmful digital content and illegal products. Dr. Ponce Del Castillo has extensively focused on the impact of this regulatory package on digital labour in her recent research paper. In this interview she discusses the global impact of DSA in its attempt to regulate the Internet.
Monetization and trust in online innovative Dutch media outlets: an interview with Gyurka Jansen
Find Out Why is delighted to present Gyurka Jansen whose work has played an important role in the Dutch innovative media ecosystem. Jansen is a new media and online communities analyst and journalists' consultant. In our discussion he shared his views on issues such as freelance journalism monetization systems & building online communities, instead of traditionally reaching out to the audience. Furthermore he emphasized the importance of transparency and trust online and provided tips for outstanding content creation with high journalistic standards.
Democratized Access to Journalism: the model of City Bureau
Bettina Chang, the co-founder of City Bureau - a civic journalism lab based in Chicago- talks to Find Out Why about the future of journalism, the value of civic journalism, the debate around the financial models of news business and the need for a democratized access to journalism so that meaningful civic engagement and equitable news production can be truly achieved.
Trustworthy Reliable Engaging Scientific Communication Project: interviewing dr. Marina Tulin
Dr. Marina Tulin, post doctorate at Erasmus University in the Department of Media and Communication and the Coordination Manager of the TRESCA project, talks to Find Out Why about the effective communication of science, the importance of social science knowledge and how trust is built online.