Ike Picone

Prof. Dr. Ike Picone
Senior Researcher
Ike Picone is project leader/Senior Researcher at iMinds-SMIT and research professor at the department of Communication Sciences of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, which he combines with a part time doctoral-assistantship on journalism studies. Since October 2012 he is also acting as joint research coordinator of the Brussels Platform for Journalism.

His research focusses are situated in the domain of news and journalism studies and focus on the theme of interactive and participatory news use, with a special interest in digital storytelling and self-publication. 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. His study on the participatory news practices of regular news users resulted in a PhD in september 2010. 


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