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Tanja Aitamurto

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Stanford University
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Recent publications

  • Sense of Presence, Attitude Change, Perspective-Taking and Usability in First-Person Split-Sphere 360° Video

    • Aitamurto T
    • Zhou S
    • Sakshuwong S
    • et al.
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  • The Constructive Role of Journalism: Contentious metadiscourse on constructive journalism and solutions journalism

    • Aitamurto T
    • Varma A
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Professional experience

Postdoctoral Fellow

Stanford University

June 2014 - Present

Team lead, Crowdsourced Democracy Team, Management Science and Engineering

Stanford University

January 2012 - August 2014(3 years)

Visiting Researcher, Data and Democracy Initiative

UC Berkeley

October 2013 - June 2014(8 months)

PhD Student

Tampereen Yliopisto

September 2010 - June 2014(4 years)

Visiting Researcher

Stanford, Program on Liberation Technology

April 2012 - October 2013(2 years)

Visiting Researcher, Center for Design Research

Stanford University

April 2011 - April 2012(a year)

Media Producer

New Media Lab&Incubator

October 2009 - October 2010(a year)

Reporter

VentureBeat

April 2008 - August 2008(4 months)

Staff Writer

Helsingin Sanomat

May 2006 - February 2008(2 years)

Research Assistant

Jyväskylän yliopisto - University of Jyväskylä

September 2005 - April 2006(7 months)

Education

Visiting Researcher, Data and Democracy Initiative

UC Berkeley

October 2013 - June 2014(8 months)

PhD in Social Sciences, majoring in Communication

University of Tampere

August 2010 - June 2014(4 years)

Visiting Researcher, Program on Liberation Technology

Stanford University

April 2012 - October 2013(2 years)

Visiting Researcher, Center for Design Research

Stanford University

April 2011 - April 2012(a year)

Innovation Journalism Fellowship, H-STAR Institute

Stanford University

March 2008 - August 2008(5 months)

Master of Social Sciences

Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä

December 2005 - December 2007(2 years)

Licentiate in Journalism

Jyväskylän yliopisto - University of Jyväskylä

September 2005 - April 2006(7 months)

Master of Arts

Jyväskylän yliopisto - University of Jyväskylä

September 1998 - April 2004(6 years)

Research interests

democratic innovationsaugmented realityvirtual realitymedia innovationsdigital journalismco-creationcrowdsourcingcrowdfundingopen dataopen innovationopen journalismcollective intelligence

About

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University, examining new media technologies for informing, empowering, and connecting people. In my research I address two fundamental questions: i) How do new media technologies impact human behavior and society? ii) How can we harness these technologies for social good, to foster a more diverse and inclusive society through journalism and media? My studies are situated in the fields of computer-mediated communication, computer-supported collaborative work, and human-computer interaction. More about my work on my website: www.tanjaaitamurto.com

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