Aina Laura Errando
Aina is a PhD Researcher at imec-SMIT since April 2023.
With a background in journalism, she has studied a master’s degree in Political Science: International and European Governance (VUB), an Advanced Master’s in European Integration (BSOG), and a Master’s in Digital and Data Journalism (Nebrija Univeristy).
As a PhD researcher in the ALGEPI project (understanding ALGorithmic gatekeepers to promote EPIstemic welfare), she works analysing some of the most pressing challenges facing the media industry today. Her research focuses on algorithmic gatekeepers and media strategies, exploring why and how algorithms are designed to fit and influence media consumption.
In an algorithmic media environment, it is crucial to understand which mechanisms help retain or regain trust in media as well as to assess how algorithmic gatekeepers can contribute to or hinder media diversity.