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Felix Simon

Research Assistant

Felix M. Simon is a journalist, researcher, and doctoral student at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) at the University of Oxford. He works as a research assistant at the RISJ and writes about technology, media, and politics for various international newspapers, among them the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Die Welt, and the Telegraph. As a Leverhulme Doctoral Scholar he is currently researching AI in journalism and the news industry. His research has been published in journals such as Journalism Studies, The Information Society, and Transformative Works and Cultures and he has co-authored various RISJ reports.

His past and current research focus on AI in the news, political communication in the digital age, big data in politics and the entertainment industry, as well as the changing nature of journalism and the media in the 21st century. He also takes a side interest in populism and the future of disinformation. Felix graduated with a BA in Film and Media Studies as well as English Studies from Goethe-University Frankfurt, and he holds an MSc in Social Science of the Internet from Oxford University. He can be found on Twitter at @_FelixSimon_