Sarah Vis is a doctoral candidate at imec-SMIT-VUB since 2019. She’s a member of the Media and Society program and connected to the Journalism, Trust and Participation unit. Besides her research trajectory, she works as a teaching assistant at the department of Communication Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Her doctoral thesis explores how the role of cultural journalists and critics are evolving in a changing media landscape. From a qualitative audience approach, her study analyzes how (new) digital intermediaries influence young media users’ cultural interests. She is highly interested in the interconnectedness between everyday media use, youngsters and the cultural field. Her study is situated in between the fields of (digital) journalism studies, audience research and cultural studies.