dr. J.A.C. (Joëlle) Swart
Academic work experience
2021-now Assistant Professor at the Centre for Media and Journalism Studies, University of Groningen
2018-2021 Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Media and Journalism Studies, University of Groningen
2013-2017 PhD Candidate at the Centre for Media and Journalism Studies, University of Groningen
For my non-academic work experience, see LinkedIn.
2013-2017 PhD, Centre of Media and Journalism Studies, University of Groningen
2009-2011 MA in Journalism, University of Groningen (cum laude)
2006-2009 BA in International Relations, University of Groningen. Minor: Journalism
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2023 What feels like news? Young people’s perceptions of news(-ness) on Instagram. Future of Journalism, Cardiff, Verenigd Koninkrijk.
2023 A non-news-centric audience turn in journalism: a critical reflection on approaches, challenges, and implications. ICA, Toronto, Canada.
2023 Playing with the digital. How children build digital literacy via offline engagement with online media. ICA, Toronto, Canada.
2022 Making space for news. How young people organize their homescreens to form and sustain news habits on the smartphone. ECREA, Aarhus, Denmark.
2022 A plea for a haptic turn in journalism studies. ECREA Journalism Studies, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
2022 No sense of time. Towards a theory of news and in-betweenness.
ICA, Paris, France.
2022 What feels like news to you? Young people’s perceptions of news(ness) on Instagram. ICA preconference Young People and News in a Digital World: Local and Global Perspectives, Paris, France
2021 Composing social media repertoires. The proliferation of social media platforms and young people’s patterns of news use. Future of Journalism, online.
2021 The paradox of play. How children develop digital literacy through practices of offline play. ECREA, online.
2021 Do novel routines stick after the pandemic? The formation of news habits during COVID-19. ICA, online.
2020 Tactics of algorithmic literacy. How young people understand and negotiate algorithmic news selection. AoIR, online.
2019 Practising news literacy. How young people develop and express knowledge, skills and competences around news on social media. Future of Journalism, Cardiff, United Kingdom.
2019 The news gap. Young people’s tactics for determining the reliability of political news. ICA, Washington D.C., USA.
2018 The relevance of news within different communities. Conversations on current affairs in location, work and leisure-based social media groups. ICA, Prague, Czech Republic (first author of conference paper, paper presented by co-author prof.dr. Chris Peters).
2017 News conversations in the everyday. The connective role of current affairs in location-based, work-oriented and leisure-based social media communities. Future of Journalism, Cardiff, United Kingdom.
2017 Cross-mediaal nieuwsgebruik in het Nederlands taalgebied. [Cross-medial news use in the Dutch language area.] NeFCA: Wanted. Dead or alive. Journalists, journalism and their audiences in a changing media landscape. Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
2016 What feels like news to you? News use of millennials on social media platforms. ECREA, Prague, Czech Republic.
2016 New rituals for public connection. Audiences’ everyday experiences of digital journalism, civic engagement and social life. ECREA, Prague, Czech Republic.
2015 The changing faces of public connection. The impact of cross-media news use on civic engagement. U4, Groningen, The Netherlands.
2015 Frequently used, highly appreciated?: The value of news in people’s everyday lives. Future of Journalism, Cardiff, United Kingdom.
2023 What trusting the news means. News fluency in the age of disinformation - University of Coimbra
2023 Making sense of algorithms. The epistemological and methodological challenges of studying users' algorithmic literacy - University of Milan
2022 Leren door te doen - Ervaringen van nieuwsgebruik en de ontwikkeling van mediawijsheid bij jongeren [Learning by doing: experiences of news use and the development of media literacy in young people] - Leiden University
2019 What's it in for me? Thinking from the perspective of the news user - Noordelijke Dagblad Combinatie
2019 Digital literacy: Growing up with media – Research School for Media Studies
2019 Wat verwacht het publiek van de regionale omroep? [What does the public expert of the regional broadcaster?] – Omrôp Fryslân
2020 NWO Digital Society: The Informed Citizen grant (with prof.dr. Marcel Broersma and dr. Anna van Cauwenberge, €590.000)
2020 Team Science grant (with prof.dr. Marcel Broersma, prof.dr. Liesbet van Zoonen, dr. Jiska Engelbert, dr. Aodhán Kelly and Martine Schophuizen, MSc, €45.000)
2019 Writing-up grant, Faculty of Arts (personal grant; €5.000)
2021 Science Prize RUG/Campus Fryslân, second place (€3.000)
2023-now Theme coordinator Digital Inclusion Jantina Tammes School
2021-now Editorial board member Digital Journalism
2019-now Vice-Chair en First Secretary of the dr. Catherine van Tussenbroek Fund, supporting female research talent in Dutch academia by awarding travel grants for research abroad
2019-2020 Member Postdoc Council Social Sciences and Humanities
2015-2017 Member PhD Council of the Graduate School for the Humanities
Other academic activities:
In the past 12 months, I have been reviewing articles ad hoc for the following journals:
New Media & Society
Information, Communication & Society
Media & Communication
Public Opinion Quarterly
The International Journal of Press/Politics
In the media
Dagblad van het Noorden
Nu.nl 1 & 2
NRC Handelsblad 1 & 2
De Nieuwe Reporter
European Journalism Observatory
NiemanLab & 2
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