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dr. J.A.C. Swart

Assistant Professor in Journalism Studies
dr. J.A.C. Swart

Informed Citizenship For All

Over 4 million Dutch citizens are unable to participate in today's digital society. From evaluating news and information to communicating with the government: citizens require increasing levels of digital literacy. Especially people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds run the risk of being excluded. This project studies what individual, technological and social factors support or prohibit people’s development of digital literacy.

Consortium partners: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, SKSG, Alfa College, Biblionet Groningen

Growing up with media: Digital literacy and media literacy in children

Media play an increasingly central role in the lives of growing children. Childcare providers, schools, and parents wonder what the consequences are and struggle with the question of how to deal with smartphones, social media, and gaming. This project investigates the individual, social, and technological factors that determine how children develop digital literacy and media literacy. 

Consortium partner: SKSG

The New News Consumer: User-Based Innovation to Meet Paradigmatic Change in News Use and Media Habits

In this project, in cooperation with 13 leading Dutch news organizations, we study how digitalization enables and inhibits new habits and patterns of news consumption, and how news organisations can optimally cater to changing practices and preferences.

Consortium partners: Buitenhof, De Persgroep, EenVandaag, EO Informatief, NCRV Informatief, Nieuwsuur, Noordelijke Dagblad Combinatie, NOS Nieuws, Vrije Universiteit, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

Last modified:12 April 2021 4.58 p.m.

Contact information

Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands

Visiting address: Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26

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Postdoctoral researcher
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