Mario Haim

Welcome! Glad you are here. My name is Dr. Mario Haim.
I am a communication scholar with a background in informatics at LMU Munich.

In my daily work I deal mostly with various sub disciplines from the wide range of Computational Social Science. That is, the influence of algorithms on societies, such as in journalism, public political discourse, or health communication. Prominent questions and phenomena include data-driven, robot, and automated journalism, "Filter Bubble" and "Echo Chamber" effects, news-diffusion patterns, as well as individual media use in algorithmically curated environments.

After studying in Augsburg, Munich, and Helsinki, I gained my PhD at LMU Munich in 2018. Currently I work as post-doctoral researcher at LMU Munich. Besides research, I also teach within the university. My range of lectures includes Computational Journalism, data-driven journalism (both theoretically and practically, i.e., for journalism students), statistics, business applications within the digital news environment, or the role of media within surveillance states.

To get in touch with me, please do not hesitate using the contact form, my university profile, or, simply, my email: mario email haim.it

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Chapters in Edited Volumes

  • Haim, M. & Graefe, A. (2018). Automatisierter Journalismus. Anwendungsbereiche, Formen und Qualitat. In C. Nuernbergk & C. Neuberger (eds.), Journalismus im Internet. Profession - Partizipation - Technisierung (S. 139-160). Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

  • Haim, M. & Graefe, A. (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, K., Köberer, N., & Haim, M. (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, M., Arendt, F., & Scherr, S. (2016). Zum Einfluss von Suchmaschinen-Algorithmen auf das Erscheinen von Hinweisen zur Telefonseelsorge bei erhöhter Suizidalität. In A.-L. Camerini, R. Ludolph, & F. Rothenfluh (eds.), Gesundheitskommunikation im Spannungsfeld zwischen Theorie und Praxis (S. 224-234). Baden-Baden: Nomos. https://dx.doi.org/10.5771/9783845274256-225

Other Publications

Peer-Reviewed Presentations

  • Springer, N. & Haim, M. (11/2018). Machines in moderation: A theoretical framework for the application of machine learning in the management of user commentary. Presented at the 7th Annual ECREA Conference, Lugano.

  • Haim, M. & Nienierza, A. (9/2018). Computational observation: Möglichkeiten und Herausforderungen automatisierter Beobachtungen in algorithmischen Informationsumgebungen mithilfe eines eigens entwickelten Browser-Plugins. [Computational observation: Challenges and Opportunities of automated observations within algorithmic information environments using a dedicated browser plug-in.] Presented at the 20th Annual Conference of the Methods Division of the DGPuK, Ilmenau. *

  • Scherr, S., Haim, M., & Arendt, F. (8/2018). Equal access to online information? Google’s suicide-prevention disparities may amplify a global digital divide. Presented at the 101st AEJMC Conference, Washington D.C.

  • Brosius, H.-B., Haim, M., & Weimann, G. (7/2018). Diffusion as a future perspective of agenda setting. Presented at the 50 Years in Agenda Setting Research, Boulder, CO.

  • Unkel, J. & Haim, M. (5/2018). Googling politics: Usage patterns, information sources, and issue ownerships in the 2017 German Federal Election. Presented at the 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Prag.

  • Arendt, F., Haim, M., & Beck, J. (5/2018). Fake News, Warnhinweise und perzipierter Wahrheitsgehalt: Zur differenziellen Suszeptibilität in Abhängigkeit der politischen Orientierung. [Fake news, warning labels and perceived truth: Differential susceptibility depending on political orientation.] Presented at the 63rd Annual Conference of the DGPuK, Mannheim.

  • Haim, M. (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, M., Kümpel, A. S., & Brosius, H.-B. (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, A., Haim, M., & Diakopoulos, N. (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, A. S., Haim, M., & Brosius, H.-B. (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, A. S. & Haim, M. (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, M., Graefe, A., & Brosius, H.-B. (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, A., Haim, M., Haarmann, B., & Brosius, H.-B. (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, M., Arendt, F., & Scherr, S. (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, M. & Graefe, A. (6/2016). Automated news: Better than expected? Presented at the 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka.

  • Haim, M., Weimann, G., & Brosius, H.-B. (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, M. & Dörr, K. (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, M., Arendt, F., & Scherr, S. (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, A., Haim, M., Haarmann, B., & Brosius, H.-B. (10/2015). Readers' perception of computer-written news: Credibility, expertise, and readability. Presented at the 11th Dubrovnik Media Days, Dubrovnik.

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

  • Haim, M. (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, O., Haim, M., Graefe, A., Brosius, H.-B., Hess, T., & Koslow, A. (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, T. & Haim, M. (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, M. (11/2018). Demokratie im Netz: Fake News, Hass-Postings, Wahlmanipulation? [Democracy online: Fake news, hatespeech, election manipulation?] Invited presentation at Kodex-E, VVG, Dornbirn.

  • Haim, M. (9/2018). Challenges and experiences from the automated observation of social media use through a browser plug-in. Computational Social Science in the Age of Networked Media, Stavanger.

  • Haim, M. (6/2018). Akkurat, objektiv, unlesbar? Zur Wahrnehmung von automatisiertem Journalismus. [Accurate, objective, unreadable? Perceptions of automated journalism.] Invited presentation at DNIe Roboterjournalismus, Munich.

  • Springer, N. & Haim, M. (3/2018). Identifying the good and the bad: How machine learning is applied and applicable in the moderation of user comments on news. Invited presentation at ThursdAI, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA.

  • Haim, M. (3/2018). Moderne Mediennutzung, moderne Suizidprävention? Stand der Forschung und aktuelle Herausforderungen. [Modern media use, modern suicide prevention?] DGS Frühjahrstagung: Suizidprophylaxe 4.0: Internet und Soziale Medien. Möglichkeiten und Risiken, Günzburg.

  • Haim, M. (10/2017). Online suicide prevention. Global findings for a global health imperative. Invited presentation at the 3rd LMU-ChAN Scientific Forum, Munich.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Haim, M. & Kümpel, A. S. (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, M., Arendt, F., & Scherr, S. (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, M. (10/2015). The burst of the bubble? Effects of automated personalization on news diversity. Invited presentation at the 7th IfKW Mediengespräch, Munich.

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

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

  • Haim, M. & Brosius, H.-B. (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

Projects

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).

  • Computational Journalism (2014).

Software

Data

Other Information

  • 2018: * Auszeichnung für die beste Einreichung für die Tagung der Fachgruppe Methoden der Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft der DGPuK für den Beitrag Computational observation: Möglichkeiten und Herausforderungen automatisierter Beobachtungen in algorithmischen Informationsumgebungen mithilfe eines eigens entwickelten Browser-Plugins.

  • 2018: Co-Organizer of the preconference on "Audience Analytics" at the 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Prag (together with Edson Tandoc, Patrick Ferucci, Folker Hanusch, and Rodrigo Zamith).

  • 2018: Ausgezeichnet für Exzellente Lehre am IfKW der LMU (Award for Excellence in Teaching), 2nd place, for the seminar Media Communication.

  • 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: Co-Organizer of bi-annual "Young Member’s Conference" of the German Association for Communication (together with Marc Jungblut, Andrea Kloß, Angela Nienierza, Magdalena Obermaier, Christina Peter, Nina Springer, Nina Steindl, and Julian Unkel).

  • 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).