Research group at imec & Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Media & Society

About this Research Area

The Media & Society Program of SMIT specializes in various policy, market, and user research methods. The work of the researchers spans the fields of national and European media and competition policy, cultural diversity, public broadcasting, the sustainability of creative industries, immersive media, data and valorisation, privacy, media literacy, and digital inclusion.

The programme is also in charge of Mediahub Brussel, that is investing in education, innovation and collaboration in the Flemish and Brussels media sectors. The Mediahub Brussel is supported by the Flemish Government.

The Media & Society Program consists of three research units:

Key Results

Policy Brief
25 Jun 2020
Policy Brief #39: Nieuwsdiversiteit in Mediahuiskranten flink afgenomen tussen 2013 en 2018
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Policy Brief
25 Jun 2020
Policy Brief #38: Nieuws uit Eigen Huis. Een analyse van zelfpromotie in journalistiek aanbod in Vlaanderen
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Policy Brief
25 Jun 2020
Policy Brief #37: Declining trust, concerns over misinformation & low willingness-to-pay. News media in troubled waters in Flanders and Wallonia.
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Policy Brief
3 Jun 2020
Policy Brief #36: COVID-19 information on Social Media in Europe: A threat or a blessing?
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Policy Brief
10 Mar 2020
Policy Brief #35: Finally beyond the status quo? An analysis of steps taken to improve gender equality in the European audiovisual sector.
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Policy Brief
10 Mar 2020
Policy Brief #34: Vlaams middenveld en mediasector voor een sterke en slagvaardige VRT, maar wel één die zich op alle vlakken onderscheidt
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