Why does the public trust a live blog when they know that rarely any time is spent thoroughly checking all the information presented before it is published? And how do journalists convince the public that they are offering a credible picture of reality?
Sebastiaan van der Lubben (1973) is conducting research into the ‘coding’ (by journalists) and ‘decoding’ (by consumers of the news) of the credibility of live blogs. Journalistic credibility is a social construct that requires a lot of work by both producers and consumers. How this process takes place is central to the research ‘Journalistieke geloofwaardigheid onder onmiddellijke omstandigheden. Liveblogs in Nederlandse media’ (‘Journalistic credibility under immediate circumstances. Liveblogs in Dutch media’).
Sebastiaan van der Lubben graduated with degrees from the School of Journalism in Zwolle (2000) and from the Political Science department at Leiden University (2005). He was editor-in-chief at Maters en Hermsen (corporate journalism) for eight years, and a lecturer in journalism at Leiden University.
He is currently a lecturer in Politics and Research at the HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, and in Journalism at VU Amsterdam, as well as a political reporter for the Leidsch Dagblad.
Fields of expertise
- Content analysis