News

22 September: Acceptance of paper about ‘managing social media – whither social media guidelines in news organizations‘ for special issue in the International Journal on Media Management.

21 September: Start of the academic year of master in journalism

18 September: Article in De Morgen about our #CampingVRT project

15-17 September: Lectures about news selection criteria and new values on social news media at Junior College KU Leuven and KULAK

31 August: Introduction day of #CampingVRT of our Nieuwslab.be project

14 July 2015: Start of research project on the evaluation of MediAcademie (internal education program for journalists and media organizations), granted by Flemish government.

17 June 2015: Training about social media for location-based and profile searching by journalists at VRT (Belgian Public Broadcaster)

12 June 2015: Lecture about social media for value-driven media, at meeting of Medianetwerk Plus, Leuven.

4 June 2015: Training about social media as advanced research tool at RTL News

20-26 May 2015: ICA Conference in Puerto Rico, where I presented two papers: 1) Multiple Media or Multiple Modalities? Redefining Multimedia as a Framework for Journalism Scholars, and 2) Between Hope and Fear: The Use of Social Media Guidelines in Companies (paper together with An-Sophie Claeys).

20-21 April 2015: Organisation of a news hack weekend, in the context of our Nieuwslab project funded by our university.

3 March 2015: Workshop about social media as research tool and tool for personal branding at De Persgroep Campus.

27 February 2015: Publication of a research report (European Commission, DG Justice) about ‘chat as an information and communication tool for runaways’ (in collaboration with researcher Kristof Vanderhoeven and Child Focus).

9 February 2015: start of two new BA-courses: Media landscape (BA 2) and Social Media (BA 3).

2 February 2015: Presentation of a paper on the Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap: What makes news social news? An investigation of the form and content of and users’ engagement with news coverage on the NOS Facebook page.

22 January 2015: Member of panel discussing entrepeneurial journalism at inauguration dr. Andra Leurdijk as lector Entrepreneurial Journalism & Windesheim

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20 January 2015: Workshop about Twitter for journalists at De Persgroep Campus in Amsterdam

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15 Januari 2015: Acceptance of two papers that will be presented at the ICA Conference in Puerto Rico (May 2015). First paper will elaborate on the concept of multimedia in journalism studies. Second paper is about the use of social media guidelines in organisations.

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6 December 2014: Acceptance of paper that will be presented at Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap 2015 in Antwerp. Paper is about the news selection and remediation of Facebook news messages of NOS (Dutch Public Broadcaster). Co-author is Maarten Van Ast (University of Leiden).

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5 November 2014: Appearance in Volt TV about social media and privacy

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31 October 2014: Lecture about Twitter as conversational tool and social media as research tool at The Persgroep in Kobbegem (Freelance day)

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1 October 2014: Start of our OOF-project about setting up an innovative, crossdisciplinary newsroom at campus Antwerp

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9 September 2014: Workshop about social media as journalistic instrument for Mediacademie in Gent.

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28 May 2014: Received funding for setting up an innovative, crossdisciplinary newsroom as teaching hospital at campus Antwerp (funded by OOF – internal KUL funding).

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22-27 May 2014: ICA Conference in Seattle with 2 paper presentations (one was awarded with a Top Faculty Paper Award from Journalism Studies Division)

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30 April 2014: Workshop about social media as journalistic instrument for Mediacademie in Mechelen.

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28 April 2014: Great news about ICA’s Journalism Division: I will receive a top faculty paper award of the Journalism Studies Division for my paper about social media guidelines among Flemish news media. In other words: my paper is one of the three best papers about journalism of this year’s conference, and I’m very delighted with that news! This award will be celebrated at the Journalism Studies Division business meeting in Seattle.

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01 April 2014: Publication of our special issue about Cross-continental Views on Journalistic Skills as book in book series Journalism Studies: Theory and Practice (Routledge), see http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415734912/

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26-28 March 2014: two lectures about strategies to search and use social media in COI research at the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) conference in Malta (European Commission).

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12 March 2014: Publication of chapter about journalistic competencies among Flemish radio journalists in edited book about Radio studies (Academia Press)

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15 Januari 2014: Acceptance of two papers for presentation at the annual ICA conference in Seattle (22-26 May). First paper is about the results of the study on social media guidelines. Second paper is about “When Two Disciplines Meet, Data Mining for Communication Science“, co-authored with colleagues from Computer Science and Communication Science. KU Leuven.

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08 Januari 2014: Publication of our manuscript on “social media guidelines for journalists. An investigation into the sense and nonsense among Flemish journalists” in Journalism Practice

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26 November 2013: Lecture about Sociale Media, News & Personal Branding at De Persgroep Campus (Parool, Trouw, Volkskrant), Amsterdam.

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20 November 2013: Masterclass Social Media & Education at Lerenhoezo, Gent.

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18 November 2013: Lecture about Social Media as research tools at De Persgroep Campus, Kobbegem

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14 November 2013: Lecture about Social Media & Journalism at De Persgroep Campus (Parool, Trouw, Volksrant), Amsterdam

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12 November 2013: Lecture about Social Media as research tools at Gazet van Antwerpen, Antwerpen

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12 November 2013: Lecture about Social Media & Journalism at VMMa (Q-music), Vilvoorde.

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22 October 2013: Lecture about Sociale Media, News & Personal Branding at De Persgroep Campus, Brussel (De Morgen).

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16 October: Lecture about Social Media & Education at symposium Bisdom Gent, Houffalize

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18 September 2013: Presentation of paper ‘Datamining for Computational Journalism‘ (Mathias Verbeke, Bettina Berendt, Leen d’Haenens & Michaël Opgenhaffen) at European Journalism Observatory (EJO) Workshop in Berlin (18-19 September)

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12 September 2013: Publication of “De geloofwaardigheid van het nieuws via sociale media. Gevaren en uitdagingen” in “Wij en de media” (Paulus Van Bortel, red.)

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9 August 2013: Interview on VRT – TerZake about click farms and social media

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4 June 2013: Talk at the third conference on missing children in European Commission (Justice) about the benefits and drawbacks of the use of social media to find missing children

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16 April 2013: Interview on radio and television on the social media’s role in Boston bombing media coverage and investigation

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21 March 2013: Presentation at the Youth 2.0 conference in Antwerp on “the unusual suspects: the perceived online and social media intruders among young adults.”

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11-15 March 2013: Visit to The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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7-8 February 2013: Presentation of two papers at Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap. The first paper was about Social Media Guidelines for Journalists: An investigation into the Sense and Nonsense among Flemish Journalists. Second one was about The Medium is the Comment: the relation between online platforms and readers’ comments.

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1 February 2013: Publication of special issue of  Journalism Practice about cross-continental views on journalistic skills with our paper on Journalistic Tools of the Trade in Flanders: Is there a fit between journalism education and professional practice?