Digitalisation provides many new opportunities within journalism. But it is also providing for a host of complications. Our research group - referred to as J-Lab for short - studies both phenomena. We focus primarily on digital research and digital narrative forms within journalism. We are also investigating what digitalisation might mean for journalism. 

Lines of research within the research group

The way journalists acquired their sources used to be a matter of routine. Nowadays, the online world displays an abundance of information. It is becoming increasingly difficult to select and verify relevant and reliable information sources from the immense range on offer. Our study therefore focuses on the way journalists nowadays go about doing this.

Due to technological developments, stories can be composed in a multiple of ways. New forms in which to tell a story are constantly emerging. Immersive journalism is one example of this. In this form of journalism, the audience is, as it were, included as part of the story.

Our research takes a close look at the way journalistic organisations discover new forms of independent storytelling. In addition, we are interested in the tension that such changes are creating for the social and economic position of the profession.

Digitalisation also entails certain complications. One of these concerns journalistic independence. Examples of where this comes into play are the dominant position of Google, the increasingly difficult distinction between real and virtual or between true and false information. It is the social task of journalism to familiarise the public with such distinctions.

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Education

The J-Lab contributes to the education of research skills and is also actively involved in educational innovation and development. Degree programmes and the research group are strongly intertwined in both formal and informal partnerships. The development of a learning continuity pathway committed to research ensures for our strong focus on professional research competence.

Our professors and researchers

Yael de Haan | Professor | Quality Journalism in Digital Transition

Yael de Haan

Professor Quality Journalism in Digital Transition Show profile
Kiki de Bruin | Researcher | Quality Journalism in Digital Transition

Kiki de Bruin

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Els Diekerhof | Researcher | Quality Journalism in Digital Transition

Els Diekerhof

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Nele Goutier | Researcher | Quality Journalism in Digital Transition

Nele Goutier

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Yael de Haan | Professor | Quality Journalism in Digital Transition

Yael de Haan

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  • Research group: Quality Journalism in Digital Transition

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