Silvia Montaña-Niño received her PhD in Digital Media from the Queensland University of Technology (2020), holds a MA in Politics and the Mass Media, University of Liverpool (UK), and a BA in Journalism and Social Communication from the Pontifical Xavierian University, Bogotá (Colombia).

Her research is focused on the influence of metrics and algorithms on journalistic newsgathering, production, and distribution. She also studies the evolution of digital journalism and the interdependencies between social media platforms and news outlets.

Silvia will undertake research with news and media workers at established and emerging outlets to understand the role of automation, algorithms, and data-driven approaches in personal professional practice, training, and career development, as well as strategic, institutional approaches to these emerging tools and technologies.