Research group at imec & Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Training 8: Economics of Journalism (22/04 – 24/04)

This training 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 (new devices and cross-media formats), industrial (new players & disruptors) and social disruptions (changing consumption habits, how they specifically challenge the business of journalism and how to be best prepared to face these challenges.

Training 8: Economics of journalism

For those that are following the full programme training 8 is elective.

If you want to register for this training only, you have the option between a 1, 2 or  3 day programme.

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Key Objectives:

  • Acquire a strategic and analytical perspective on shifting revenue streams for news content and journalistic production.
  • Acquire in-depth understanding of the changing news consumption patterns and how this impacts the business of journalism.
  • Provide best practices in addressing the economic and democratic challenges news media are confronted with, presented by leading experts in the field.
  • Acquire actionable insights to prepare journalists, newsrooms and news organisations for future disruptions, and how to tackle them.

Cases and topics:

  • Business models for news
  • Changing news ecosystem
  • Diversification of revenue streams
  • Intrapreneurial units
  • Cross media newsrooms
  • Journalism innovation
  • Technological disruptions
  • Changing news consumption patterns
  • Disinformation
  • Journalism & democracy

Academic Experts

  • To be confirmed

Industry Experts

  • To be confirmed
22 Apr 2020 24 Apr 2020

09:30 - 17:30


Pleinlaan 9
1050 Brussels

Close to public transport (Station Etterbeek)
Car parking available


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