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Peer-reviewed articles

Heft, A., & Baack, S. (2021). Cross-Bordering Journalism: How Intermediaries of Change Drive the Adoption of New Practices. Journalism.

Cheruiyot, D., Baack, S. & Ferrer-Conill, R. (2019). Data journalism beyond legacy media: The case of African and European civic technology organizations. Digital Journalism 7(9), 1215-1229.

Baack, S. (2018). Practically Engaged: The entanglements between data journalism and civic tech. Digital Journalism 6(6), 673-692.

Baack, S. (2018). Civic Tech at mySociety: How the Imagined Affordances of Data Shape Data Activism. Krisis 2018 (1), 44-56.

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


Knowing what counts: How journalists and civic technologists use and imagine data. University of Groningen.

Book chapters

Baack, S. (2021). Data Journalism’s Entanglements with Civic Tech. In J. Gray & L. Bounegru (Eds.), The Data Journalism Handbook: Towards a Critical Data Practice, pp. 286-290. Amsterdam. University Press.

Baack, S., Djeffal, C., Jarke, J. & Send, H. (2020). Civic Tech. Ein Beispiel für Bürgerzentrierung und Bürgerbeteiligung als Leitbild der Verwaltungsdigitalisierung. In T. Klenk, F. Nullmeier & G. Wewer (Eds.), Handbuch Digitalisierung in Staat und Verwaltung. Springer.

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


Baack, S., & Maxwell, M. (2020). Alternative Data Governance Approaches: Global Landscape Scan and Analysis.

Baack, S., Witschge, T. & Ziyatdinova, T. (2018). The European cultural journals sector. Diversity, common characteristics, and challenges. Research report for Eurozine.

Other publications (selection)

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

Baack, S. (2013). Die Open-Data-Bewegung. Das Verhältnis von Praktiken, Zielen und Selbstbild der Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland. Masterarbeit, Universität Bremen.

Baack, S. (2012): Gibt es ein "Open Movement"? Gastkommentar auf

Selected conference presentations

'Global, Networked and Collaborative'. How the normalization of leaking shaped the identity and practice of investigative journalism. AOIR 2019 conference, Brisbane.

Peripheral entanglements. How civic tech and data journalism expand and cement journalistic discourses and practices. ECREA 2018 conference, Lugano.

Data journalism and its blurry boundaries: the relationship between data journalists and civic technologists. SciCAR conference 2018, Dortmund.

Leaking: Nur Strohfeuer, oder Ausdruck einer nachhaltigen Veränderung im Journalismus? (~Leaking: One hit wonders or expression of enduring changes in journalism?). "#krassmedial: Gute Daten, schlechte Daten". Presentation at the workshop "#krassmedial: Gute Daten, schlechte Daten" organized by the German trade union ver.di, Berlin June 2018.

Fact-checking and journalistic discourse. The perceived influence of data driven non-profits in Africa. ICA Annual Conference 2018, Prague.

Data and democracy: How journalists and civil society actors imagine the affordances of data. "Digital Democracy. Critical Perspectives in the Age of Big Data" conference, Stockholm November 2017.

Structuring Civic Engagement Through Data: How Civic Tech Is Shaping Citizenship. ECREA conference, Prague.

Civic tech. Restructuring publics through data. AoIR 2016, Berlin.

Civic hacking: Re-Imagining Civic Engagement in Datafied Publics. Data Power conference 2015, Sheffield. Summary and slides available here

Open Data and Empowering Intermediaries. Why and how the Open Data Movement wants to transform Journalism. Social Media and the Transformation of Public Space conference 2014, Amsterdam. Slides available at