Peer-reviewed articles Link to heading

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).

Reports Link to heading

Baack, S., & Larsen, S. (2022). Who Has Power Over AI? Compilation of facts and figures for the Internet Health Report 2022, Mozilla.

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.

Book chapters Link to heading

Baack, S., Djeffal, C., Jarke, J. & Send, H. (2023). 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., Cheruiyot, D., Ferrer-Conill, R. (2022), Journalism is not a one-way street. Recognizing multi-directional dynamics. In P. Ferrucci & S. A. Eldridge II (Eds.), The Institutions Changing Journalism. Barbarians Inside the Gate. Routledge. PDF available at

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. (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.

Other publications (selection) Link to heading

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

Dissertation Link to heading

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