The general conference starts on Thursday June 16 2022 at 9.00. Registration starts at 8.00.
The conference ends on Friday June 17 2022 at 15.30. 

Keynote presentations will be given on Thursday June 16. More information on speakers and keynotes you can find on the Keynote Page

The conference dinner is on Thursday June 16 at Stadskasteel Oudaen. You can find more information about the location on the Location page.

On Wednesday June 15 there will be a special PhD program. You can find more information or the PhD Program page

The conference will feature both traditional paper presentations and practitioner sessions, where researchers will first present after which they will go in debate with a media professional who has expertise in the topic of the panel. 

In both type of sessions, we want to stimulate a lively debate on the overarching panel topic. Therefore, presenters will be given no more than 10 minutes to present. In some sessions, this will even be just 7 minutes. We will let you know for which sessions this is the case. 

Throughout the conference participants will be interviewed on specific themes by students. The summary compilation of these interviews will be published afterwards in a podcast.

Conference schedule
Thursday (16 june)


Registration & coffee


Opening & keynote by Thomas Poell

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee break


Session 1: Local Journalism

Chair: Sebastiaan van der Lubben

Respondent: Bart Brouwers

Authors: Rijk van den Broek, Piet Bakker, Quint Kik, Yael de Haan

Institutions: University of Applied Sciences Utrecht & Stimuleringsfonds voor de Journalistiek

Title: The continuous rise of the hyperlocal

Authors: Maria Cruz Negreira Rey

Institution: Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Title: Financing challenges in the Spanish local and hyperlocal digital media

Authors: Daniel Jackson & Antje Glück

Institution: Bournemouth University

Title: Fighting against the machine: The anatomy of a solutions journalism campaign across local news outlets in the UK

Authors: Astrid Vandendaele & Jaap de Jong

Institution: Leiden University

Title: Sub-editing as a collective and collaborative process – A qualitative study of the role of the sub-editor at local and regional news media in the Netherlands.


Session 2: Covid-19

Chair: Phoebe Maares

Authors: Rita Araújo, Felisbela Lopes, Ana Teresa Peixinho, Clara Almeida Santos, Olga Magalhães & Catarina Duff Burnay

Institutions: Universidade do Minho, Universidade de Coimbra, Universidade do Porto & Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Title: The challenges of Covid-19 in Portuguese journalism and the rise of a post-pandemic paradigm

Authors: Clara Almeida Santos, Rita Araújo, Ana Teresa Peixinho & Olga Magalhães

Institutions: Universidade do Minho, Universidade de Coimbra & Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Title:The power of expert sources in the media coverage of Covid-19 and its impact in reconfiguring journalism

Authors: Jana Rick & Corinna Lauerer

Institution: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Title: Precarity, Covid-19 and Gender: Women as precarious workers in journalism?

Authors: Sarah Van Leuven, Bart Vanhaelewyn and Karin Raeymaeckers

Institution: Ghent University

Title: Precarity in the journalistic workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic: A representative survey of Belgian journalists

Authors: Hannes Cools, Baldwin Van Gorp , Michaël Opgenhaffen

Institution: KU Leuven

Title: How COVID-19 Changed the Way Newsrooms Innovate: The Impact on the Individual Work Packages and The Collective Roles of Innovation Labs


Session 3: Journalism education

Chair: Chris van der Heijden

Respondent: Loeki Abram

Authors: Carl-Jannis Frech & Jessica Kunert

Institution: University of Hamburg

Title: Innovation in journalism education through learning by doing: 360° video between research and practice

Authors: Mette Stentoft & Ida Skytte

Institution: The Danish School for Media and Journalism

Title: Educational Podcasts: a Double Win

Authors: Marc-Christian Ollrog & Marcel Franze

Institution: Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences

Title: Is there a European pattern in journalism education?

Authors: Maaike Severijnen, Chris van der Heijden & Yael de Haan

Institution: University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

Title: Educating for a changing media landscape: Four scenarios for teaching journalism in 2030

Authors: Dorien Luyckx & Steve Paulussen

Institution: University of Antwerp

Title: Bridging the gap. Journalism students’ views on commercial, editorial and technological skills and their future job.

Authors: Chloë Salles & Emmanuel Marty

Institution: Université Grenoble Alpes

Title: Training to cover climate change

12.00 – 12.45


12.45 – 14.15

Session 4: AI & Journalism

Chair: Nele Goutier

Respondent: Laurens Vreekamp

Author: Lia T. Spyridou

Institution: Cyprus University of Technology

Title: Artificial intelligence and story-telling support: Do algorithms do it better?

Authors: Yael de Haan, Nele Goutier, Eric van den Berg, Sanne Kruikemeier, Sophie Lecheler

Institutions: University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, University of Amsterdam & University of Vienna

Title: The Ultimate Guide? The Impact of Algorithmic Search Results in Journalistic Information Gathering Routines

Author: Samuel Danzon-Chambaud

Institution: Dublin City University

Title: Evaluating the impacts of automated news on media practitioners: Key implications for journalism practice

Author: Stuart Duncan

Institution: Ryerson University

Title: News Personalization: Do Journalism Audiences Prefer Algorithms Over Editors?

12.45 – 14.15

Session 5: News Consumption

Chair: Zvi Reich

Author: Dina Farouk

Institution: Abou Zeid Ain Shams University

Title: Egyptian Youth News Consumption in the 21st Century

Authors: Tena Perišin, Andrija Henjak, Petra Kovačević & Stela Lechpammer, Dejan Oblak

Institution: University of Zagreb

Title: What the young audiences in Croatia want: Development of new storytelling approaches at the Journalism Research Lab

Authors: Kristin Van Damme & Stefaan Anrys

Institution: Artevelde University of Applied Sciences

Title: News moments 

Authors: Kiki de Bruin, Yael de Haan, Sanne Kruikemeier & Rens Vliegenthart

Institutions: University of Applied Sciences Utrecht & University of Amstedam

Title: News avoidance or conscious consuming? In-depth Interviews with News Avoiders in The Netherlands

14.15 – 14.45

Tea & Drinks

14.45 – 16.15

Session 6: Audience engagement, storytelling and emotions

Chair: Evelyn Runge

Authors: Hannah Greber, Sophie Lecheler & Loes Aaldering

Institutions: University of Vienna & Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Title: Audience Evaluation of Worthwhileness of Immersive Journalism

Authors: Renée van der Nat, Piet Bakker & Eggo Müller

Institutions: University of Applied Sciences Utrecht & Utrecht University

Title: Capturing Audience Engagement The experience of interactivity in journalistic narratives

Authors: Libby van den Besselaar, Renske van Enschot & Christian Roth

Institutions: Tilburg University, University of Arts Utrecht (HKU) & Steck

Title: War in your own city. The effects on transformative learning of agency and personal relevance in a narrative news game.

Author: Scott Eldridge II

Institutions: University of Groningen

Title: A critical dialogue: The construction of metajournalistic counter-publics

14.45 – 16.15

Session 7: Datafication of Journalism

Chair: Kenza Lemot

Author: Ana Milojevic

Institution: University of Bergen

Title: Balancing out quality and quantity: Datafied audience and media in Norway

Authors: Danielle Arets, Jessy de Cooker, Jeroen van de Nieuwenhof, Shirbaz, H. & Bart van Teeffelen

Institution: Fontys University of Applied Sciences Tilburg

Title: Journalism by the dashboard light. Audience metrics in Dutch newsrooms

Author: Alice Fubini

Institution: University of Bologna

Title: Is it just data journalism? New entanglements between journalism and activism in a challenging digital era from the perspective of informative activism.

Authors: Inbal Avraham-Klein & Zvi Reich

Institution: Bun Gurion University of the Nagev

Title: Mapping the emergence of visual biases in journalism interactive visualizations

14.45 – 16.15

Session 8: Constructive Journalism

Chair: Sergio Splendore

Authors: Nadia Swijtink, Liesbeth Hermans & Tineke Prins

Institutions: Windesheim University of Applied Sciences & Radboud University

Title: Message Received: The Impact of Constructive News Reporting on the Perception of Social Issues

Authors: Marju Himma-Kadakas & Hindrek Pärg

Institution: Karlstad University

Title: What is that ’bleeding’? Negativity in the news: how and why it is constructed in the newsroom

Authors: An Nguyen & Noha Mellor

Institution: Bournemouth University

Title: Relationship between public perceptions of problems-focused news and those of solutions-oriented news: should journalism abandon its negative bias in favour of more positive news?

Authors: Kim Smeenk, Frank Harbers & Marcel Broersma

Institution: University of Groningen

Title: When the journalist becomes the story: ethos as a key legitimization strategy in personal journalism

17:15 – 18.00

Keynote by Geert-Jan Bogaerts

18:00 – 19.00



Conference dinner

Friday (17 june)

9.00 – 10.30

Session 9: Declining safety of journalism

Chair: Maaike Severijnen

Author: Philip Di Salvo

Institution: Università della Svizzera Italiana

Title: Spyware technology and the existential digital threat against journalism safety

Author: Maja Šimunjak

Institution: Middlesex University London

Title: ‘Being a lab rat and a punch bag’: British journalists’ emotional labour in negotiating harassment on Twitter

Authors: Lada Price & Ola Ogunyemi

Institutions: University of Lincoln & Sheffield Hallam University

Title: The role of journalism educators in offering trauma informed literacy to journalism students

Authors: Lenka Waschková Císařová & Johana Kotišová

Institutions: Masaryk University & University of Amsterdam

Title: “I know which devil I write for”: Two types of autonomy among Czech journalists remaining in and leaving the Prime Minister’s newspapers; and my co-author is Johana Kotisova.

Author: Johana Kotišová

Institution: University of Amsterdam

Title: Decolonizing conflict journalism studies: A critical review of research on fixers

Authors: Ansgard Heinrich & David Cheruiyot

Institution: University of Groningen

Title: “Journalism from the heart of crises”. How ‘The New Humanitarian’ shapes global conflict reporting

9.00 – 10.30

Session 10: Sourcing & Investigative journalism

Chair: Yael de Haan

Author: Dolors Palau Sampio

Institution: Universitat de València

Title: Challenges in quality digital transition: Cross-border collaboration in investigative journalism

Authors: Bart Vanhaelewyn, Sarah Van Leuven & Karin Raeymaeckers

Institution: Ghent University

Title: Blowing hot and cold? A quantitative content analysis of climate change coverage on Belgian news sites

Authors: Niek Hietbrink & Liesbeth Hermans

Institutions: Windesheim University of Applied Sciences & Radboud University

Title: “What’s this all about?!”: Talkshows as a metaphor for the public sphere.

Authors: Cristal Kolopaking & Jasmijn Van Gorp

Institution: Utrecht University

Title: ‘Tracing Frames through the Broadcast Archive: the Use of ASR in Multimodal Framing Analysis

10.30 – 11.00

Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30

Session 11: Journalism Innovation

Chair: Kiki de Bruin

Authors: Ornella Porcu, Liesbeth Hermans & Marcel Broersma

Institutions: Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Radboud University &University of Groningen

Title: Trust and Fear in the Newsroom. How emotional drivers impact the exchange of innovative ideas

Authors: Amanda Daniëlle Brouwers & Rachel Lara van der Merwe

Institution: University of Groningen

Title: When even an interview is not enough: The struggle with subjective experiences of journalists and their place in innovation research

Authors: Venia Papa & Theodoros Kouros

Institution: University of Cyprus

Title: ‘Facebook and Google cares deeply about journalism’? Mapping audience-based monetization projects and the impact on journalistic practices and values

11.00 – 12.30

Session 12: Designing for deeper audience engagement. Researchers and journalism practitioners join forces to put forward a practice-based research agenda focussed on questions concerning the design for deeper audience engagement.

Respondents: José de Vries & Yael de Haan

Contributor: Catalina Albeanu, Decât o Revistă, Romania

Contributor: Shirish Kulkarni, Bureau Local, UK

Topic: Moving past the metrics: The politics of assessing engagement through technical-behavioral parameters

Contributor: Bissie Anderson, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK

Contributor: Robin Kwong, Wall Street Journal, UK/US

Topic: (Beyond) interactive design: Relational, experiential, and transformative potential of new journalism form(at)s

Contributor: Ester Appelgren, Södertörn University, Sweden

Contributor: Renée van der Nat, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, the Netherlands

Topic: The case for audience-centered news products: Finding the balance between designing for engagement and journalistic principles

Contributor: Eddy Borges-Rey, Northwestern University, Qatar

Contributor: Christian Roth, Utrecht School of the Arts, the Netherlands

Topic: The endgame of engagement: Finding the balance in the audience-journalist participation

Contributor:  Raul Ferrer-Conill University of Stavanger, Norway; Karlstad University, Sweden

Contributor: Steen Steensen, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

12.30 – 13.30


13.30 – 15.00

Session 13: Changing News Habits

Chair: Renée van der Nat

Respondent: Maike Olij

Authors: Marcel Broersma & Joëlle Swart

Institution: University of Groningen

Title: A haptic turn in journalism studies

Author: Jorge Vázquez-Herrero

Institution: University of Santiago de Compostela

Title: Journalism’s transition to TikTok: Media and journalists exploring a new world

Author: Jonathan Hendrickx

Institution: Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Title: Scrolling through the news: An explorative study of a youth-oriented Instagram news channel in Belgium

Authors: Tim Groot Kormelink, Brendan Hadden, Doortje Linssen, Elisabetta Santangelo, Frédérique Blaauw, Lisa Kiewiet & Pepijn Keppel

Institution: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Title: Everyday podcast use: A qualitative study of news habit formation

13.30 – 15.00

Session 14: Digitization in the News room

Chair: Hannes Cools

Authors: Oded Jackman & Zvi Reich

Institution: Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Title: Applying the Delphi Technique to Journalism Studies

Authors: Sebastiaan van der Lubben, Jaap de Jong, Willem Koetsenruijter & Yael de Haan

Institutions: University of Applied Sciences Utrecht & Leiden University

Title: “All journalists in this organization should know how to liveblog, but not all of them are livebloggers.” Traits, Practices and Conventions for Realizing Credibility in Breaking News

Authors: Phoebe Maares & Folker Hanusch

Institution: University of Vienna

Title: A question of belonging: The self-description and claims of authority of political peripheral actors on the edge of the journalistic field

Authors: Daniel Nölleke, Phoebe Maares & Sandra Banjac

Institutions: University of Vienna & University of Groningen

Title: The elimination of coincidence in remote newsrooms. On the relevance of place and unexpected objects for journalistic practice.

Authors: Dimitris Trimithiotis & Sophia Stavrou

Institution: University of Cyprus

Title: Digitalization of Journalism: Discours, Labor and Horizon of Expectation


Drinks & Closure