Stefan Baack

Stefan Baack is a PhD student at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and a research fellow at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. He studied Media Culture at the University of Bremen and wrote his thesis about the German open data movement.

His research is about the interconnections between hackers and data journalists and the related effects of ‘datafication’, the ongoing and increasingly ubiquitous quantification and categorization of culture and society.


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Relevant Publications
Conference contributions and other activities
Relevant Publications

Journal articles and conference proceedings

Baack, S. (2017). Practically Engaged: The Entanglements between Data Journalism and Civic Tech. Digital Journalism. Publication details

Baack, S., Velkova, J., Kubitschko, S., Ferrer, R., & Handler, R. (2016). Acting through technology: The proliferation of open source practices and its consequences. AoIR Selected Papers of Internet Research. Publication details

Baack, S. (2016). What big data leaks tell us about the future of journalism – and its past. Internet Policy Review. Publication details

Baack, S. (2015). Datafication and empowerment: How the open data movement re-articulates notions of democracy, participation, and journalism. Big Data & Society, 2(2). Publication details

Book contributions and chapters

Baack, S. (2013). A New Style of News Reporting. Wikileaks and Data-Driven Journalism. In Rambatan, B. & Johanssen, J., Cyborg subjects: discourses on digital culture (pp. 113-122). [S.l.]: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Publication details

Other publications

Djeffal, C. & Baack, S. (2017). Kunde, Zeitungsleser oder Aktivist? BürgerInnen im Kontext der Verwaltungsdigitalisierung. HIIG Blog. Publication details

Baack, S., Badiei, F., & Hölzel, J. (2017). Blockchain technology: From privacy advocacy to supply chains. HIIG Blog. Publication details

Baack, S. (2012). Gibt es ein ‘Open Movement’? Publication details

Conference contributions and other activities