The media industry represents a significant set of sectors that are developing in fast pace. Driven by these changes entirely new sectors have emerged (e.g. computer games, social media) and the industry is growing enormously profiting and being challenged by the technological advancements. This makes the media industry not only very important for the economy and an interesting study object but this makes the sector especially divers and harder to grasp than ever. My research interest lies in how the media industry copes with these developments and how cities and politicians are involved in their local media industries. The geography and networks of media players are especially relevant not only for academics but also for politicians from all kind of levels.
I am currently doctoral candidate at Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB) and work at imec-SMIT (Studies on Media, Innovation & Technology). I hold two Bachelor degrees (Bachelor of Honours in International Management, Bachelor of Science in Economics and Law) and completed my Master’s degree in International Communication Studies at VUB in 2013 summa cum laude. My expertise lies in quantitative research methods as well as statistics and advanced research methodologies while focussing on media economics. Within the Media Clusters Brussels (MCB) project I am in charge of the project organisation and lead the analysis of the media organisations.