Communication Sciences

Postal address
Pleinlaan 2
1050
Brussels
Belgium
Contact
Phone: +32-2-6294996

Expertise

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. 

Expertise

  • 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. http://www.ikepicone.be
  • 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. smit.vub.ac.be

Research output

  1. POLICY BRIEF #22: The future of mediapark.brussels: a chance to boost the local media industry

    Research output: Contribution to specialist/vulgarizing publicationArticleSpecialist

  2. Digital news users... and how to find them: Theoretical and methodological innovations in news use studies

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

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Activities

  1. A mediapark in Reyers? Brussels’ media industry and its regional dynamics

    Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a workshop/seminar

  2. Digital news users... and where to find them

    Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a workshop/seminar

  3. Information and Audiences

    Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at a public lecture/debate

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Prizes

  1. Junior Researcher Award

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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