Irene Costera Meijer

prof. dr.

  • De Boelelaan 1105, main building, room 13A-96

    1081HV Amsterdam


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Irene Costera Meijer is Professor of Journalism Studies and head of the Journalism Studies Department (Ma and Ba-program) at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. 

In addition she works as a professor II at the Research group for Media Use and Audience Studies of the Department of Information Science and Media Studies at University of Bergen (Norway). 

Costera Meijer is an international expert on media audiences and the principal investigator of both the NWO Research project The New News Consumer and the research project Reinventing Quality Journalism in the Digital Age.

Her research interests focus on audience studies and in particular on the impact of digitalization on changing practices of media consumption and news use and their consequences for media organisations. Related to this Costera Meijer often collaborates with media organisations which makes it easier to translate research results into relevant suggestions for every day professional practices. Costera Meijer is on the editorial board of the academic journals Digital Journalism and Journalism Practice



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Research Output 2006 2018

news value
local journalism

Audiences for Journalism

Costera Meijer, I. & Groot Kormelink, T., 10 Oct 2018, International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies. Vos, T. P. & Hanusch, F. (eds.). p. 1-7

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review


Costera Meijer, I. & Groot Kormelink, T., 2018, Digital News Report 2018. Newman, N., Fletcher, R., Kalogeropoulos, A., Levy, D. A. L. & Nielsen, R. K. (eds.). p. 90-91

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademic


Nothing but the Facts? Exploring the discursive space for storytelling and truth-seeking in journalism

Boesman, J. & Costera Meijer, I., 14 Sep 2018, In : Journalism Practice. 12, 8, p. 997-1007 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Activities 2007 2018

Changing news use, changing journalism

Costera-Meijer, I. C. (Keynote speaker)
23 Mar 2017

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

The experience of news. How journalism matters to its users Key Note Paris

Costera-Meijer, I. C. (Keynote speaker)
23 Oct 201726 Oct 2017

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic