Rubing Shen

PhD Candidate in Sociology



I am a PhD candidate in sociology at the Sciences Po’s Médialab and at the CREST (Institut Polytechnique de Paris), under the supervision of Jean-Philippe Cointet and Étienne Ollion.

My research focuses on the transformations of political journalism in France over the last decades, with a special focus on the changing framing of politics-related events in French print media. By combining machine learning (especially natural language processing) and econometric methods, I aim to identify the driving forces accounting for changes in journalistic norms.

I also have a methodological interest in computational social sciences. Based on examples from my empirical research, I attempt to illustrate how machine learning can provide new insights into some classic research questions in social sciences.

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