Academia

In my daily work I deal with various sub disciplines from the wide range of Computational Journalism. That is, the influence of algorithms on today's journalism. To get a better idea of what I do, think of relatively new phenomena within journalism—data and data-driven journalism, robot and automated journalism, aggregated journalism, "Filter Bubble" and "Echo Chamber" effects—as well as relatively old questions transferred to new environments—who sets the agenda or how do news reach recipients (within online media).

After studying in Augsburg, Munich, and Helsinki, I now work as PhD student at LMU Munich.

Besides research, I also teach within the University. My range of lectures includes Computational Journalism as a whole, data-driven journalism (both theoretically and practically, i.e., for journalism students), and the role of media within Surveillance states.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Haim, Mario, & Graefe, Andreas (2017). Automated news: Better than expected? Digital Journalism, 5(6), 1044-1059. DOI: 10.1080/21670811.2017.1345643. Churnalism: Revised and Revisited. Guest-edited by Jane Johnston and Susan Forde.

Haim, Mario, Graefe, Andreas, & Brosius, Hans-Bernd (2017). Burst of the Filter Bubble? Effects of personalization on the diversity of Google News. Digital Journalism. DOI: 10.1080/21670811.2017.1338145.

Haim, Mario, Arendt, Florian, & Scherr, Sebastian (2017). Abyss or shelter? On the relevance of web search engines' search results when people google for suicide. Health Communication, 32(2), 253-258. DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2015.1113484.

Graefe, Andreas, Haim, Mario, Haarmann, Bastian, & Brosius, Hans-Bernd (2016). Readers' perception of computer-written news: Credibility, expertise, and readability. Journalism. DOI: 10.1177/1464884916641269.

Berger, Mathias, Haim, Mario, Graefe, Andreas, Brosius, Hans-Bernd, & Hess, Thomas (2015). Aktuelles Stichwort: Computational Journalism. [Current Catchphrase: Computational Journalism.] Medienwirtschaft, 12(1), 20-23. http://www.medienwirtschaft-online.de/aktuellesstichwort/detail.php?rubric=Aktuelles+Stichwort&nr=2955.

Haim, Mario (2015). Der Preis der Parteien. Zum Einfluss der Motivation der Teilnehmer von Wahl-Prognosemärkten auf ihr Verhalten. Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft, 25(1), 27-52. DOI: 10.5771/1430-6387-2015-1-27.

Obermaier, Magdalena, Haim, Mario, & Reinemann, Carsten (2014). Emotionen bewegen? Ein Experiment zur Wirkung von Medienbeiträgen mit Emotionalisierungspotenzial auf Emotionen, politische Partizipationsabsichten und weiterführende Informationssuche. Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft, 62(2), 216-235. DOI: 10.5771/1615-634x-2014-2-216. *

Chapters in Edited Volumes

Haim, Mario, & Graefe, Andreas (2018). Automatisch interessant? Der Einfluss von Involvement auf die Wahrnehmung computergenerierter Texte. In P. Rössler, & C. Rossmann (eds.), Kumulierte Evidenzen. Replikationsstudien in der empirischen Kommunikationsforschung (S. 189-206). Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

Dörr, Konstantin, Köberer, Nina, & Haim, Mario (2017). Normative Qualitätsansprüche an algorithmischen Journalismus. In I. Stapf, M. Prinzing, & A. Filipović (eds.), Gesellschaft ohne Diskurs? Digitaler Wandel und Journalismus aus medienethischer Perspektive (S. 121-133). Baden-Baden: Nomos. http://www.nomos-shop.de/Stapf-Prinzing-Filipovic-Gesellschaft-Diskurs/productview.aspx?product=28577.

Haim, Mario, Arendt, Florian, & Scherr, Sebastian (2016). Zum Einfluss von Suchmaschinen-Algorithmen auf das Erscheinen von Hinweisen zur Telefonseelsorge bei erhöhter Suizidalität. In A. Camerini, R. Ludolph, & F. Rothenfluh (eds.), Gesundheitskommunikation im Spannungsfeld zwischen Theorie und Praxis (S. 224-234). Baden-Baden: Nomos. DOI: 10.5771/9783845274256-225.

Peer-Reviewed Presentations

Haim, Mario (9/2017). Up to date. Zu Aktualisierungsmustern und Änderungsintervallen im Online-Journalismus. [Up to date. Refresh cycles and update patterns in online journalism.] Presented at the 19th Annual Conference of the Methods Division of the DGPuK, Mainz.

Haim, Mario, Kümpel, Anna Sophie, & Brosius, Hans-Bernd (5/2017). Popularity cues in online media. A review of conceptualizations, operationalizations, and effects. Presented at the 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, San Diego.

Graefe, Andreas, Haim, Mario, & Diakopoulos, Nick (5/2017). Should news outlets let their readers know that they are reading automated content? Effects of algorithmic transparency on perceptions of automated news. Presented at the 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, San Diego.

Kümpel, Anna Sophie, Haim, Mario, & Brosius, Hans-Bernd (4/2017). Popularitätshinweise in Online-Medien: Ein systematischer Überblick über Konzeptualisierungen, Operationalisierungen und Effekte. [Popularity indicators in online media. A review of research on the effects of metric user information.] Presented at the 62nd Annual Conference of the DGPuK, Dusseldorf.

Kümpel, Anna Sophie, & Haim, Mario (10/2016). Popularity indicators in online media. A review of research on the effects of metric user information. Presented at the 17th Conference of the Assocication of Internet Researchers, Berlin.

Haim, Mario, Graefe, Andreas, & Brosius, Hans-Bernd (6/2016). The burst of the bubble? Effects of automated personalization on news diversity. Presented at the 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka.

Graefe, Andreas, Haim, Mario, Haarmann, Bastian, & Brosius, Hans-Bernd (6/2016). Readers' perception of computer-written news: Credibility, expertise, and readability. Presented at the 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka.

Haim, Mario, Arendt, Florian, & Scherr, Sebastian (6/2016). Abyss or shelter? On the relevance of web search engines' search results when people google for suicide. Presented at the 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka.

Haim, Mario, & Graefe, Andreas (6/2016). Automated news: Better than expected? Presented at the 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka.

Haim, Mario, Weimann, Gabriel, & Brosius, Hans-Bernd (6/2016). Who sets the cyber agenda? Intermedia agenda-setting online: The case of NSA. Presented at the 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka.

Haim, Mario, & Dörr, Konstantin (4/2016). Automatisierte Qualität? Zur Institutionalisierung und normativen Qualität von algorithmischem Journalismus. [Automated quality? On the institutionalization and normative quality of algorithmic journalism.] Presented at the 61st Annual Conference of the DGPuK, Leipzig.

Haim, Mario, Arendt, Florian, & Scherr, Sebastian (11/2015). Abyss or shelter? On the relevance of web search engines' search results when people google for suicide. Presented at the 3rd Conference of the Health Communication Division of the DGPuK, Lugano.

Graefe, Andreas, Haim, Mario, Haarmann, Bastian, & Brosius, Hans-Bernd (10/2015). Readers' perception of computer-written news: Credibility, expertise, and readability. Presented at the 11th Dubrovnik Media Days, Dubrovnik.

Haim, Mario, Goodwin, Bernhard, & Graefe, Andreas (7/2015). A classification of technological advances in journalism. Presented at the Annual Conference of the IAMCR, Montreal.

Haim, Mario (6/2015). Resetting the agenda? How Snowden's NSA revelations were covered in traditional and new online media. Presented at the Surveillance and Citizenship. State-Media-Citizen Relations After the Snowden Leaks, Cardiff.

Oechslein, Oliver, Haim, Mario, Graefe, Andreas, Brosius, Hans-Bernd, Hess, Thomas, & Koslow, Anton (1/2015). The digitization of news aggregation: Experimental evidence on intention to use and willingness to pay for personalized news aggregators. Presented at the 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Hawaii. Manuscript in Proceedings of the 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, IEEE Computer Society, 4181-4190.

Keyling, Till, & Haim, Mario (10/2014). Zur Stichprobenqualität von Online-Nachrichtenmedien. [On the quality of sampling in online media.] Presented at the 16th Annual Conference of the Methods Division of the DGPuK, Munich.

Other Presentations

Haim, Mario, Pache, Sarah, & Graefe, Andreas (6/2017). Visualisierte Unsicherheit. Wie (unsichere) Wahlprognosen kommuniziert und verstanden werden können. [Visualized uncertainty. How (uncertain) election forecasts can be communicated and understood.] Invited presentation at DDJ Monaco, Munich.

Haim, Mario (2/2017). Daten, Maschinen, Automatisierung. Eine Chance für die Medien? [Data, Machines, Automation. A chance for the media?] Invited presentation at DJU, Nuremburg.

Haim, Mario (12/2016). Wahlprognosen mit PollyVote.com. [Election forecasting with PollyVote.com.] Invited presentation at Hacks/Hackers, Munich.

Haim, Mario (12/2016). In media res. The (mass) media's role within past and present surveillance states. Invited presentation at the LMU/HAW seminar "Surveillance-Culture-Society", Munich.

Haim, Mario, & Goodwin, Bernhard (11/2016). Education for data journalism. Invited presentation at the 2nd LMU-ChAN Scientific Forum, Hangzhou.

Haim, Mario (10/2016). Automatisierter Journalismus am Beispiel des US-Wahlkampfs. [Automated journalism. A case study from the US presidential election.] Invited presentation at BJV, Munich.

Haim, Mario (9/2016). Computational Campaign Coverage with the PollyVote (a.k.a. the automated prediction parrot). Invited presentation at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia University, New York.

Haim, Mario (9/2016). Computational Campaign Coverage with the PollyVote (a.k.a. the automated prediction parrot). Invited presentation at Botland, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, New York.

Haim, Mario (8/2016). Automated journalism. Experiences, boundaries, potentials. Invited presentation at IXDS labs' pre-work talks, Munich. Video at YouTube

Graefe, Andreas, & Haim, Mario (7/2016). Roboterjournalismus und Wahlprognosen . [Robot journalism and election forecasting.] Invited presentation at Hacks/Hackers, Munich.

Haim, Mario, & Kümpel, Anna Sophie (1/2016). Sie sind der Meinung, das ist spitze. Status Quo der Forschung zu Popularitätshinweisen. [I like that. Status quo on popularity-indicator research.] Invited presentation at the 8th IfKW Mediengespräch, Munich.

Haim, Mario, Arendt, Florian, & Scherr, Sebastian (10/2015). Abyss or shelter? On the relevance of web search engines' search results when people google for suicide. Invited presentation at the 7th IfKW Mediengespräch, Munich.

Haim, Mario (10/2015). The burst of the bubble? Effects of automated personalization on news diversity. Invited presentation at the 7th IfKW Mediengespräch, Munich.

Graefe, Andreas, & Haim, Mario (10/2015). Achtung, automatisierter Artikel! [Beware of automated news!] Organized panel at the Munich Media Days, Munich. Video at YouTube

Haim, Mario (4/2015). Der Lokal-Roboter. Automatisierter Journalismus im Lokalteil? [Automated journalism for local reporting?] Invited presentation at the 5th Local Web Conference, Nuremburg. Video at YouTube.

Haim, Mario (11/2014). The modern-day digital age: Surveillance & censorship and social change. Invited presentation at the Model United Nations of Munich, Munich.

Haim, Mario, & Brosius, Hans-Bernd (5/2014). Geteilt und getrieben? Intermedia Agenda Setting zwischen Online-Ablegern klassischer Massenmedien, Blogs und sozialen Netzwerken. [Shared and pushed? Intermedia agenda-setting between online instances of legacy media, blogs, and social network sites.] Presented at the 6th IfKW Mediengespräch "The Future of Agenda-Setting", Munich.

In the Media

3/2017, WDR5 (radio), Töne, Texte, Bilder: Interview partner on artificial intelligence in journalism. https://haim.it/download/Interview_20170325_WDR5-ToeneTexteBilder_KuenstlicheIntelligenz.mp3.

5/2015, Die ZEIT (print): Interview partner on robot journalism. https://haim.it/download/Interview_20150528_Zeit_WillkommenKollege.png.

5/2015, NDR (television), ZAPP: Interview partner on robot journalism. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4tdYSN5usY.

5/2015, WDR5 (radio), Töne, Texte, Bilder: Interview partner on robot journalism. https://haim.it/download/Interview_20150502_WDR5-ToeneTexteBilder_Roboterjournalist.mp3.

4/2015, B5aktuell (radio), Medienmagazin: Interview partner on robot journalism. https://haim.it/download/Interview_20150419_B5aktuell-Medienmagazin_Roboterjournalismus-Medien-im-intelligenten-Netz.mp3.

1/2015, Wirtschaftsjournalist (print): Interview partner on robot journalism. https://haim.it/download/Interview_201501_Wirtschaftsjournalist_KollegeRoboter.pdf.

9/2014, Bayern 2 (radio), Theo.Logik: Interview partner on "What are algorithms and where do I meet them?" https://haim.it/download/Interview_20140915_Bayern2-TheoLogik_Ich-mache-mir-die-Welt-wie-sie-mir-gefaellt.mp3.

Projects

2016-2019, PollyVote: Computational Campaign Coverage. Funded by the Google Digital News Initiative (round 3). https://digitalnewsinitiative.com/dni-projects/pollyvote-computational-campaign-coverage/.

2015-2016, Computational Campaign Coverage. Funded by Columbia University's Tow Center for Digital Journalism.

2015-2016, Data-Driven Campaign Coverage. Funded by the Volkswagenstiftung.

2013-2015, Computational Journalism. Zum Einfluss algorithmenbasierter Aggregation und Bündelung von Medieninhalten auf das Mediensystem. Funded by LMU Munich. http://www.ifkw.uni-muenchen.de/forschung/forschungsprojekte/projekte-abgeschlossen/projekte2015/hb009/index.html.

Teaching

"Ihr Kommentar ist zu 42 % rassistisch." Der Einsatz von künstlicher Intelligenz für die Moderation von Online-Kommentaren ["Your comment's racist at 42%." The use of artificial intelligence for the management of online comments] (2017).

Datenanalyse [Statistics] (2017).

Media Communication (2017).

Media Communication (2016).

Data-Driven Journalism (2015).

Zur Rolle von Medien in Überwachungsstaaten [The (mass) media's role within surveillance states] (2015).

Software

Exam Timer (2017). JavaScript-based easy-to-use timer for display at (school/university) exams. https://timer.stuperman.org/, https://github.com/MarHai/examtimer.

Easy Transcript (2016). Easy-to-use online tool for transcribing audio files. https://easytranscript.haim.it/, https://github.com/MarHai/easytranscript.

Stuperman (2016). Organizational tool to overlook students' performances. https://stuperman.org/, https://github.com/MarHai/stuperman.

ScrapeBot (2015). CasperJS-based tool for automatized website interaction and scraping. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2015.1113484, https://github.com/MarHai/ScrapeBot.

Other Information

2017: Ausgezeichnet für Exzellente Lehre am IfKW der LMU (Award for Excellence in Teaching), 2nd place, for the seminar Datenanalyse.

2017: Ausgezeichnet für Exzellente Lehre am IfKW der LMU (Award for Excellence in Teaching), 5th place, for the seminar Media Communication.

2016: Part of an official LMU delegation to the 2nd forum of the LMU-China Academic Network (LMU-ChAN) in order to discuss possible research cooperations as well as share thoughs on the education of data journalism. http://www.en.uni-muenchen.de/about_lmu/international_net/lmu-chan/index.html

2016: Visiting scholar to the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School, New York, NY. The visit dealt with both automated journalism throughout the course of the Computational Campaign Coverage project and the influence of audience metrics on online newsrooms.

2016: Ausgezeichnet für Exzellente Lehre am IfKW der LMU (Award for Excellence in Teaching), 2nd place, for the seminar Zur Rolle von Medien in Überwachungsstaaten.

2015: * Deutscher Zeitschriftenpreis der DGPuK (Journal Paper Award of the German Association for Communication), 2nd place, for the article Emotionen bewegen? together with Magdalena Obermaier and Carsten Reinemann. http://www.dgpuk.de/uber-die-dgpuk/preise-und-preistrager/zeitschriftenpreis/

2015: Guest lecturer on data-driven journalism at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense. The course lasted for three weeks, was located within the Master's program on journalism, and dealt with the whole process of story extraction from data.

2015: Organizer of and lecturer at the Summer School on Surveillance at the Faculty of Social Sciences within the LMU Munich with 100+ participants, 3 disciplines, 5 days, 1 topic, and lots of additional events (i.e., guests, discussions, get together, one-day simulation). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGds14PD_8w

Board member of the PollyVote forecasting project. http://pollyvote.com

Member of the German Association for Communication (DGPuK) and the International Communication Association (ICA).