On June 15, 2022, one day before the ECREA Journalism Studies Section conference, YECREA JSS and NeFCA have organized a PhD-Workshop hosted at the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht. This workshop connects up-and-coming journalism researchers with experienced colleagues in the field, providing mentorship to doctoral students. Participants present their PhD projects and receive detailed feedback from scholars working on related topics.

Taking place on Wednesday June 15, 2022 at the following venue:

Room 2.020
Institute for Media, Applied University of Utrecht
Heidelberglaan 15
3584 CS Utrecht

Workshop schedule

10:45 - 11:00Welcome & Introduction
Session 1Influences on Journalistic Practice
11:00 - 11:30Gabrielle Ramain: HR management and newsrooms
Respondent: Dan Jackson
11:30 - 12:00Lise Ménalque: Gender asymmetries in the profession of journalist in French-speaking Belgium. Impacts of the reorganizational plan “Vision 2022” on the news staff at the public service broadcaster RTBF
Respondent: Sara De Vuyst
12:00 - 12:30Endah Saptorini: Journalists and objects of journalism relations during the COVID-19 pandemic, citing three Indonesian newsrooms
Respondent: Scott A. Eldridge
12:30 - 13:30Lunch (sponsored by NeFCA)
Session 2The Future of Journalistic Work
13:30 - 14:00 Giulia Ferri: Who is in the driver’s seat and who is riding the shotgun? How automation is affecting the power dynamics in the machine-journalist relation in newsrooms
Respondent: Yael De Haan
14:00 - 14:30Irene Psychari: Designing the future newsroom. How human-centered design and big data drive innovation in traditional newspapers: implications for journalism.
Respondent: Kristin Van Damme
14:30 - 15:00Klára Smejkal: Challenges for the public service media in fragmented media environments
Respondent: Scott A. Eldridge
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break (sponsored by NeFCA)
Session 3Factors Shaping Journalistic Content
15:30 - 16:00Hanne Tillemans: The objectivity objective: A multiperspective study on media bias
Respondent: Rens Vliegenthart
16:00 - 16:30 Xiaoyang Zhao: Framing EU-China trade relations: A content analysis of the UK newspaper coverage
Respondent: Willem Joris
16:30 - 17:00Mike Sunderland: Exploring the key forces controlling media coverage of humanitarian crises in East, West and Central Africa
Respondent: Sarah Van Leuven
17:00 - 17:30Irene Broer: Newsroom ethnography investigating the role of the Science Media Center in the construction and mediation of scientific expertise through journalism
Respondent: Marcel Broersma
18:30Dinner and drinks in city center