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dr. J.A.C. Swart

Postdoctoral Researcher Media and Journalism Studies
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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

Digital Literacy Coalition

Digitalization and datafication increasingly impact citizens’ everyday life. Understanding how ICT and media work and being able to deal with digital technologies have become prerequisites for citizenship and inclusion in the digital society. In the Digital Literacy Coalition, eightteen partners from science, business, the government and the educational and cultural sector research how digital literacy can be promoted in all layers of society.

Consortium partners: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Hanzehogeschool Groningen, Gemeente Groningen, Provincie Groningen, UMCG, Alfa College, Noorderpoort, SKSG, O2G2, MKB Noord, Noordhoff Uitgevers, NDC Mediagroep, Goldmund, Wyldebeast & Wunderliebe, Basicly, Bossers & Cnossen, Biblionet Groningen & Groninger Forum

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 February 2020 10.22 a.m.

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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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