Felix Simon

Oxford Internet Institute

Felix M. Simon is a journalist, researcher, and doctoral student at the Oxford Internet Institute and a Knight News Innovation Fellow at Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism. He also works as a research assistant at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and regularly writes and comments on technology, media, and politics for various international outlets.

As a member of the Leverhulme Doctoral Centre “Publication beyond Print”, he is currently researching the implications of AI in journalism and the news industry. He has published in various scholarly journals and has co-authored reports on topics ranging from innovation in the media to COVID-19 misinformation. His research has been covered, among others, in The Guardian, The Washington Post, Politico, Financial Times, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Nature, New Statesman, Business Insider, CNN, and the BBC, and he has given evidence to inquiries of the UK House of Lords and the UN.

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 an active interest in populism and the future of mis- and disinformation. Felix holds degrees from Goethe-University and the University of Oxford. He is currently a fellow at the Salzburg Global Seminar.

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