Journalism Studies and research
Our Journalism Studies staff implements diverse research projects in the field of Journalism Studies, sometimes collaborating with universities such as Sheffield and Cardiff. During the Master's track you will learn about the staff's projects for example during the research seminars. You will acquire knowledge of theories and methodologies and learn to apply this in your own research projects, for example with your master's thesis.
Sometimes this leads to joint publications, like The editor-in-chief. Entrepreneurial journalism leadership (2011; in Dutch), that was the result of a research seminar on the role and function of modern editors-in-chief.
The department encourages students to participate in conferences and symposia in the area of Journalism and Journalism Studies. You might well be asked to help out with research projects as a student-assistant.
Examples of long-term research projects are:
- Reporting at the boundaries of the public sphere. Form, Style and Strategy of European Journalism, 1880-2005
- The New News Consumer: User-Based Innovation to Meet Paradigmatic Change in News Use and Media Habits
- Television Histories in (Post)Socialist Europe
On the staff pages you may find additional information on research projects our staff is working on.
Examples of master's theses can be found in the thesis repository.