The circulation and transformation of global climate change in public discourse: an investigation into frame sponsorship, news media representation and audience reception University of Antwerp
Who sponsors climate change? An investigation into the representation and reception of climate change in news media. University of Antwerp
Representations of intra- and extra-EU mobilities in digital-only media in the Brexit context Ghent University
The coverage of migration in the media is considered partly to blame for the Brexit vote. While all published studies focus on broadsheets and tabloids, our project will involve content and discourse analyses with a view to identifying the approach to migration by three major digital-only media, in
the Brexit context: Buzzfeed UK, The Huffington Post UK and Vice UK.
Extracting structured event representations from social media Ghent University
Social media offer a wealth of information, often complementary with respect to more tradiational
information sources (such as web pages from TV channels or journals). This research aims at extracting events from social media streams (typically Twitter), also extracting event attributes. Algorithms to achieve this will be evaluated through a posteriori knowledge gathered from parallel information channels.
Delegation of power and the local representation of the Seleucid dynasty in Babylonia during the Hellenistic period. A study of Greco-Macedonian and Babylonian intermediaries. KU Leuven
The project will examine the legitimacy of regulation in the case of nuisance/ incivilties. Drawing on criminalisation theory, comparative jurisprudence and contemporary criminological theories as well as on the basis of empirical research (analysis of media representations), the phenomenon will be analysed in the national and international of comparative perspective, and implications for future policy suggested.
Out of the past. A multi-methodological research project on the role and representation of the colonial past in contemporary news coverage: Africa on Belgium and vice versa. Ghent University
This project wants to critically investigate if and how colonial constructions and discourses are present in contemporary representations of former colonies (Congo, Rwanda and Burundi) in Belgian news reporting and vice versa. Drawing on a comparative design of a content analysis, a production analysis and an audience research, we examine the role of a shared colonial past.
The Online Stage. Youth and heteronormativity, self representation and identity construction in online communication: a multi methodical audience study Ghent University
Media assign meanings to gender and sexuality which are ideological/cultural conceptions. These conceptions are mostly heteronormative, which has possible implications on the gender- and sexual identity of individuals. New media such as social networking sites know a rising importance. This research wishes to describe how early adolescents articulate heteronormative assumptions and possibly reinforce or break through them in these online ...