Course in Media Economics: Economics of Journalism
This course is part of the Media Economics Programme, a new programme at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel that is organized by SMIT. The programme combines facts and figures of state of the art scientific research with interesting and sometimes conflicting insights from industry experts.
You can participate in the course through:
- the full Postgraduate programme organized by the VUB or
- the Training programme in Media Economics via SMIT.
Economics of Journalism (course 7)
Course 7 focuses on the on-going developments in journalism and their impact on the viability of journalism, both as an economic commodity and as a fundamental cornerstone of a strong democracy. Building on the latest insights in journalism studies, media economics and innovation theory, attention is given to technological, industrial and social disruptions, how they challenge the practice of journalism and how to be best prepared to face these challenges.
Course 7 is an elective course for participants of the full Postgraduate programme.
- Acquire a strategic and analytical perspective on shifting revenue streams for news content and journalistic production.
- Acquire in-depth understanding of the technological, industrial and social context shaping the European news market.
- Provide best practices in addressing the challenges of contemporary journalistic production, i.e. international collaborations, interdisciplinary working environments, editorial analytics, accelerated innovation, etc.
- Acquire strategic, actionable insights to prepare journalists, newsrooms and news organisations for future disruptions, and how to tackle them.
Cases and Topics
- Value creation through news
- Innovation theory
- Technological disruptions
- European news market
- Journalistic production
- Fake news
- Data-driven investigative journalism
- Prof. Dr. Ike Picone – Senior Researcher, imec-SMIT-VUB
- Nic Newman – Lead Digital News Report, Reuters Institute for Journalism
- Dr. Andra Leurdijk – Independent Advisor, Forallmedia & member of the Dutch Journalism Fund
- Luc Rademakers – Global Advisory Consultant, WANIFRA
- Ole Reissmann – Managing Editor, bento.de
- Nicholas Lataire – Editor in Chief Information, VTM NEWS at Medialaan
Date24 Apr 2019 — 26 Apr 2019
9:30 to 18:30
SMIT, Pleinlaan 9, 1050 Brussels - 1st floor, Weber RoomOpen in Google Maps
Apr 24 2019, 09:00-09:30Registration
Apr 24 2019, 09:30-17:30Academic Lectures
Apr 25 2019, 09:30-17:30Industry Lectures
Apr 26 2019, 09:30-17:30Exercises
Register for event
Course 7 is also part of the full Postgraduate in Media Economics programme. Participants of the Postgraduate need to register via the VUB website.