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YouTube’s News Conundrum

13 December 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm AEST

Free
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Join Hacks/Hackers Brisbane in-person at ABC South Bank to hear ADM+S researcher, Arjun Srinivas talk about his internship at ABC investigating how a public service media organisation like ABC navigates the recommender systems of large commercial platforms like YouTube.

Where does the ABC feature among the platform’s designation of ‘authoritive voices’?

ADM+S PhD student, Arjun Srinivas has completed a 3-month internship with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) investigating how a public service media organisation like ABC navigates the recommender systems of large commercial platforms like YouTube in order to distribute content and optimise audience engagement.

In this talk, Arjun will discuss his PhD research on YouTube’s curation of news based on the Australian Search Experience Project, as well as learnings from his internship with ABC’s YouTube team. He will share insights from a host of ABC’s YouTube internal analytics, as well as third party news databases.

A private Zoom link is available to ADM+S members.
Please contact katherine.nickels@qut.edu.au for the link and further information.

SPEAKER

Arjun Srinivas

Arjun Srinivas is a PhD Student at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society at QUT. His research  focuses on news consumption on YouTube from mainstream news outlets and journalists in Australia to understand how algorithms affect access to information. Arjun works with crowd sourced search and recommendation data from YouTube obtained through the Australian Search Experience project at the ADM+S.

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Date:
13 December 2023
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm AEST
Cost:
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Venue

ABC South Brisbane
114 Grey St
Brisbane, QLD 4101