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BPJ
Brussels Platform for Journalism
01/10/2012
Has been initialized

The Brussels Platform for Journalism (BPJ) is a newly set up UAB initiative aimed at developing strong synergies in terms of education, research and valorisation between the Vrije Universiteit Brussel's Department of Communication Sciences (VUB-SCOM) and the Erasmus Hogeschool Brussel’s Department of Applied Linguistics (TTK) and Bachelor in Journalism. As regards research facilitation and planning, the BPJ aims at achieving international recognition and scientific state of the art research by fostering collaboration between the involved research groups BIJouS, Cemeso and iMInds-SMIT. It will stimulate fundamental, strategic and applied research on journalism and news media in an interdisciplinary and international perspective, coordinating applications for joint research projects and stimulating academic valorization through high-level publications.

The Brussels Platform for Journalism has four strategic objectives:

The Brussels Platform for Journalism has four strategic objectives:

1. Optimization of journalism education and future perspectives: BPJ wants to optimize the courses and trajectories of the involved curricula by knowledge and information exchange between them and organising explorative exercises in term of journalism education;

2. Research facilitation and planning: BPJ stimulates the set-up of fundamental, strategic and applied research in journalism and news media in an interdisciplinary and international perspective. The BPJ coordinates the submission of joint research projects as well as the scientific reputation of publications:

3. Valorisation and visibility: the BPJ actively looks for collaborations with journalism and media professionals as well as other stakeholders and cares for a structural valorisation of educational and research activities towards the academic field, policy, the media sector, NGO’s and the larger public;

4. Sustainability of the Platform: The BPJ explores alternative means to finance the organisation of its activities through external financial partnerships, chairs, foundation and other collaborations.

Partners: Erasmus University College; Brussels Institute for Journalism Studies (BIJouS)