Communication Sciences

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Since 2015, Ike Picone is Assistant Professor in Media and Journalism Studies at the Dept. of Communication Sciences of the VUB. He teaches mainly in the MsC in Communication Sciences: Journalism and Media in Europe. His main courses include Journalism: trends and technologies, Journalism Practice in Europe and Journalism and Democracy. He also supervises traineeships and the journalistic project of the students in the Media, Journalism and Politics profile. At the researh group imec-SMIT, he heads the unit on Journalism, Trust and Participation, regrouping close to 15 researchers working in the field of Journalism Studies. He acts as chairholder of the Roularta Chair on Personalisation, Trust and Sustainable Media. 


  • Ike Picone is since April 2006 researcher at the SMIT. His research focuses on user activity in a digital and social media environment. He specializes in qualitative user research, especially semi-experimental digital ethnography, with links to Living Labs, Proxy Technology Assessment and methods like in-depth/diary/expert/laddering interviews and focus groups.
  • Since December 2010, Ike Picone is Senior Researcher at the IBBT-SMIT-VUB research group. In this function he is responsible for project acquisition, coordination within research projects, counseling junior researchers and valorisation.


  1. Hoorzitting Artificiële intelligentie (en algoritmes) en de impact op de sociale media in het democratisch proces

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  2. Who is Gatewatching the Cultural Field? An Audience Perspective

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  3. Journalistiek en desinformatie

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  1. Junior Researcher Award

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