Research group at imec & Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Jonathan Hendrickx


Personal Description

As a PhD student part of the DIAMOND project (Diversity and Information Media: New Tools for a Multifaceted Public Debate), I get to study the rapidly and drastically changing world of journalism from an academic perspective, through a Flemish lens. Journalism and media in all their facets have always been among my key personal interests, in particular the constant strive for incorporating more diversity, again in a myriad of ways. I am thrilled to actively contribute to the existing research in the coming years.

Having obtained my bachelor’s degree in Applied Linguistics and my master’s degree in Journalism, I first ventured to become an all-round journalist. I interned at Het Journaal (VRT) as a TV journalist, later worked at Gazet van Antwerpen (Mediahuis) as an online journalist. I also gathered plenty of experiences in print journalism through the youth press agency StampMedia. During my master’s year, I devoted my thesis to a quantitative analysis of the programming of TV channels of various European public broadcasters, for which I was awarded the prestigious Thesis Prize presented by the Flemish Regulator for the Media.