Pauljan Truyens is a PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), under the supervision of Professor Ike Picone and Professor Karen Donders. He works at the SMIT-imec research group, where he is part of the News Innovation: Users and Strategies Unit.
In his PhD-research he focuses on the (dis)connection between the audience and journalism. In researching journalistic roles and norms from an audience perspective he tries to explore sustainable newsmedia, both for the user as the news organisations.His main project is contributing to the Roularta Chair on Trust, Personalisation and Sustainable Media.
He has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a Masters degree in Communication Sciences.