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Digital Methods for Media and Democracy

EIT Digital Master School
2 weeks
Summer / Short course
Scholarships available
Amsterdam
English

Program description

Digital Methods for Media and Democracy

News reports of ‘click farms’ or ‘follower factories’ have pushed the phenomenon of ‘fake’ likes, followers, and views to the centre of public debates. The more recent rise of conspiracy theories around the COVID-19 pandemic makes it clear that social media are increasingly being compromised and used to amplify information in distinct ways.

This summer school is focused on exploring and developing innovative methods of artificial amplification, inauthentic behaviour, and automated coordinated activity. It aims to develop concrete innovative tools to enable journalists and researchers to detect the implications of the inauthentic activities for democracy and explore the boundaries within which these activities can be produced online.

The topic will be explored through lectures, tutorials, and hands-on collaborations with advanced innovators, researchers and topical experts. During the first week, you will work in small interdisciplinary teams on problems that will be initiated by leading experts working on innovative methods and also journalism. In the second week, you will develop the project further into a business case. The summer school concludes with final presentations, which is a public event open to a large audience.

The Amsterdam Summer School offers you in-depth training in the latest innovative digital methods and the opportunity to participate in data sprints with international innovators and researchers. It is situated within a pioneering new media cultural scene in Amsterdam and in a top-ranked academic environment among universities worldwide.

Located in the vibrant heart of Amsterdam’s city centre, the University Quarter will be the place for summer school workshops, with accommodation and catering nearby. Several social events will complement the programme.

Admission requirements

Each programme has a focus on business innovation and entrepreneurship, there is no need to have specific technical backgrounds or any coding knowledge to join our Summer School.

To qualify for admission, fulfil the admission requirements:

  1. Academic qualification - post-secondary education (bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctoral degree). Undergraduate students still studying must have completed at least one academic year of their bachelor’s degree programme and have at least one year of work or internship experience.
  2. English language proficiency (English language proficiency test such as TOEFL or IELTS, successful completion of previous education in English, completion of ESL programme, completion of other English language courses, etc.).
  3. Submit a Curriculum Vitae
  4. Submit a copy of the photo page of the passport or ID

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Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the school's website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • Individuals: €1,650
  • Organisations**: €1,250

**Special tuition fees for organisations which register 5 or more participants. Please contact EIT Digital Summer School for invoicing details.

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EIT Digital Master School

EIT Digital Master School is a collaboration between the best technical universities in Europe, top European research institutes and leading business organisations. We aim to forge entrepreneurial talents in digital innovation through outstanding education. By joining the Master School, you...


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EIT Digital Master School

Rue Guimard 7
1040 Brussels
Belgium

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