BECKERS Kathleen, PhD

  • Position :
  • Adjunct Professor

  • Department :
  • Communications
  • Phone :
  • 0032 3 265 50 34
  • E-mail :
  • Kathleen.beckers2@uantwerpen.be
  • Nationality :
  • Belgian
  • Languages :
  • Dutch, English and French
  • Education :
  • PhD in Social Sciences – Communication Studies, University of Antwerp (2017)

     

    Master of International Relations and Diplomacy, University of Antwerp (2013

     

    Master of Communication Studies, University of Leuven (2012)

     

    Bachelor of Communication Studies, University of Leuven (2011)

  • Teaching :
  • International Journalism

  • Research area(s) :
    • Journalism
    • Mass Media
    • News Sources
    • Public opinion
    • Vox Pops
  • Selected Publications :
  • Beckers, K., Masini, A., Sevenans, J., van der Burg, M., De Smedt, J., Van den Bulck, H., & Walgrave, S. (2017). Are newspapers’ news stories becoming more alike? Media content diversity in Belgium, 1983–2013. Journalism, Advance Online Publication.

     

    Beckers, K. (2017). Vox pops in the news: The journalists’ perspective. Communications, Advance Online Publication.

     

    Beckers, K. (2017). How Ordinary is the Ordinary (Wo)man on the Street? Journalism Practice, 11(8), 1026-1041.

     

    Beckers, K., Walgrave, S., & Van den Bulck, H. (2016). Opinion Balance in Vox Pop Television News. Journalism Studies, Advance Online Publication.

     

    Beckers, K., & Harder, R. A. (2016). “Twitter Just Exploded” Social media as alternative vox pop. Digital Journalism, 4(7), 910-920.

  • Honours & Awards :
  • Journalism Studies Division Top Student Paper Award: 1st place. International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan (2016).