Felix Simon

Journalist, Writer, and Researcher in London, Vereinigtes Königreich

Felix Simon

Journalist, Writer, and Researcher in London, Vereinigtes Königreich

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I am a journalist, researcher, and a doctoral student at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) at the University of Oxford. As a Leverhulme Doctoral Scholar, I am currently researching AI in journalism and the news industry.

I also work as a research assistant at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ), where I’ve looked at various issues relating to a changing news environment. My writing on tech, politics, and the media has appeared, amongst others, in the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”, “Die Welt” and “Der Freitag”, the Swiss “NZZ” as well as the “Telegraph” and “The New European”. My research has been published in journals such as “Journalism Studies”, “The Information Society” and “Transformative Works and Cultures”. Over the years, I have also co-authored various RISJ reports on topics ranging from innovation in the media to diversity in newsrooms.

My 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. I also take a side interest in populism and the future of disinformation.

Apart from thinking and writing, I also enjoy giving talks about these topics, most recently at the OII's Connected Life conference, the Salzburg Global Seminar and the IJPP 2018.

After earning a BA in Film- and Media Studies at Frankfurt's Goethe-University, I studied for an MSc in Social Science of the Internet at the University of Oxford’s Internet Institute. During my studies, I was a fellow of the journalism programme of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and I currently am a fellow at the Salzburg Global Seminar. Past work experience includes the BBC and Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) in London and Innsbruck.

Samples of my journalistic work can be found here, my academic work to date can be found here. Occasionally, I also publish pieces on Medium.

If you would like to contact me or commission my writing, please get in touch on Twitter, LinkedIn, or send me an email at felixmarvinsimon[at]gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you.

  • Education
    • Goethe University Frankfurt
    • University of Oxford