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Uli Köppen’s research focuses on AI and automation in journalism.

She is head of data journalism at the German public broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk (ARD). She oversees an interdisciplinary team of journalists, coders, and designers specializing in investigative data stories, interactive storytelling, and experimentation with new research methods such as bots and machine learning. She is a 2019 Nieman Fellow at Harvard and a founding member of butterland, a group dedicated to slow journalism. Together with her colleagues, she has won several awards including two CIVIS Media Prizes and a Philip Meyer Award as part of the first non-American team.