Designing new(s) perspectives

How do we shape a new form of journalism that better meets human needs? That provides direction at a time when facts, fictions, and manipulated truths fill our news menu. The journalism and innovation professorship conducts design research into new forms of journalism. In this lecture, Danielle Arets and Marije Arentze (professorship of Journalism & Innovation) discuss … Read more

Marije Arentze

Marije Arentze is Eastern Europe expert and disinformation expert, with experience in journalistic innovation and social entrepreneurship. She deals with Russian disinformation and developing interventions against deception. She is a researcher and tutor at the Fontys School of Journalism.

Social Aversion and Online Aggression

Online aggression is a form of antisocial online behavior that has been widely studied among adolescents, but adults of all ages are involved as well. During this presentation, potential risk factors of online aggression perpetration among adults will be discussed. More precisely, this presentation will focus on (potential) associations between socially aversive personality traits and … Read more

Digital media as ideological actors

When studying digital discourse researchers initially focused on discourse enabled by and found on digital media. Increasingly, digital discourse analysts shifted attention to the interaction between humans and digital media in the realization of digital discourse. Digital discourse in these novel approaches is understood as a socio-technical assemblage. Digital platforms not only enable and constrain … Read more

Babette Hermans

Driven by a large amount of curiosity, Babette Hermans is a Strategic Communications master’s student at the University of Antwerp with a specific interest in the spread of information, both correct and incorrect, and how humans make sense of all of it. This interest was deepened by taking on extra courses and an internship, adding … Read more

Sara Pabian

Sara Pabian is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication and Cognition of the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences where she teaches course on Online Public Relations and Risks and Opportunities of Social Media. Prior to joining Tilburg University, she worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication Sciences, Faculty … Read more

Ico Maly

Ico Maly is an Associate Professor at the Department of Culture Studies of the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences where he teaches Digital Media & Politics, Digital Ethnography, and Social Groups in the digital World. He studied comparative cultural studies and development cooperation at Ghent University and received his PhD from Tilburg University … Read more

Nathan Wildman

Nathan Wildman is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy of the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences, as well as a member of the Tilburg Center for Logic, Ethics, and Philosophy of Sciences. He was a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Glasgow and collaborated with with Prof. Dr. Schnieder at … Read more

Online affective manipulation

In January 2012, members of Facebook’s Data Science Team conducted an experiment: using algorithms, they tailored the feeds of 689,003 Facebook users such that, for one week, some users saw significantly fewer posts featuring negative emotional words/phrases, while others fewer positive posts.   This is a particularly explicit example of online affective manipulation, but there are other, … Read more

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