Diekerhof is a PhD candidate within the Research group Quality journalism in Digital Transition (J-lab). She is also a lecturer at the School of Journalism. She teaches Journalism Research and Investigative Journalism, among other things, and lectures in international education at SvJ Comparative Cross-cultural Studies.
Els Diekerhof was director of the Utrecht School of Journalism from 1991 to 1997. She also worked at the SISWO scientific institute, as a training assistant at the Dutch Association of Journalists (NVJ) and as a researcher at the Stichting Vrouw & Media. Among other things, she wrote the classic ‘Voor zover plaats aan de perstafel’ in 1986 (‘As long as there is space at the press table’).
Fields of expertise
- Journalism research
- Investigative journalism
- Changing Journalistic Information-Gathering Practices? Reliability in Everyday Information Gathering in High-Speed Newsrooms
- Teaching journalistic research skills in the digital age Between traditional routines and advanced tools
- To check or not to check? An exploratory study on source checking by Dutch journalists. [Preprint version]