I’m currently doing research on journalism innovation for the University of Groningen:
- Entrepreneurship at Work: Analysing practice, labour, and creativity in journalism;
- PhD thesis in preparation – Unpacking ‘collaboration’: Inside the blackbox of practices, processes and perceptions in journalism innovation projects.
Previously, I was Project Coordinator at WAN-IFRA’s Global Alliance for Media Innovation, where I was mainly responsible for the Research & Innovation Projects that GAMI participates in (INJECT, CPN, Media Innovation Mapping). I get most energy from projects like these that bridge research and practice, applying new insights about media innovation to real-life situations.
My eternal quest for new challenges led me to move to France in September 2015, in the hope to learn more about the French media landscape as a researcher and journalist in Paris. Teaching 3rd year Communications students of the Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle the basics of journalism, I had the opportunity to dive into this more deeply.
From February 2015 to September 2015 I specialised as a researcher and editor at RUIMTEVOLK in innovation, the new economy and the ways in which the built environment will change as a result of technological developments and globalisation. This allowed me to develop myself as an independent researcher, with an obsession for thoroughness as well as an accessible presentation of the results.
Whether it’s through research, journalism, teaching, writing or speaking, I’m always looking for new ways to expand my own horizons as well as those of others.