Research group Quality Journalism in Digital Transition
Digitisation provides many new opportunities within journalism, but also poses immense challenges to media professionals. Our research group, referred to as Journalismlab, conducts practice-oriented research into this new journalistic field. This research is scientific by nature, but always brings about results that are valuable to the daily practice of journalism. We focus on studying the production of journalistic stories in a digital context and the effect on its public.
Lines of research within the research group
In recent years, more and more digital, automated and machine learning tools have appeared on the market for the benefit of journalism. How is the research practice of journalists changing in this digitized field of work? And what role do algorithms and Artificial Intelligence play in journalism?
Technological developments allow stories to be made in various ways. We investigate how new forms of digital storytelling arise, what challenges these pose for the journalist and how they are experienced by consumers.
In a highly digitized media landscape, the public's news consumption has changed on a large scale. How do journalists and consumers deal with different forms of news and what is their effect on the informed society?
Both journalism and education are undergoing extensive development. We investigate how education and lifelong learning in journalism can take shape in an ever-changing world.
The digital transition has led to radical changes, also in local and regional journalism. What developments are taking place in the world of (online) local journalism?
From black box to glass box: hidden mechanisms in automated journalism
How do journalists use automated tools and what is the effect is on the gathering, selection and use of the found information and sources within it?
- Feeling the News? The Differential Effects of ImmersiveJournalism on Emotional Response
- Avoiding the news to participate in society? The longitudinal relationship between news avoidance and civic engagement
- Interactive journalistic narratives: Balancing authorial, user, and technological agency
Journalismlab is actively involved in educational innovation and development. Our research group is closely intertwined with various study programs in formal and informal partnerships. A learning trajectory on research has resulted in a strong focus on investigative capacity.