prof. dr. Irene Costera Meijer

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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 2019

Audiences for Journalism

Costera Meijer, I. & Groot Kormelink, T., 14 May 2019, International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies. Vos, T. P. & Hanusch, F. (eds.). Wiley Blackwell, 7 p. (The Wiley Blackwell-ICA International Encyclopedias of Communication).

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionaryAcademicpeer-review


A User Perspective on Time Spent: Temporal Experiences of Everyday News Use

Groot Kormelink, T. & Costera Meijer, I., 2019, In : Journalism Studies. p. 1-17 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
know how

Capturing and making sense of everyday news use

Groot Kormelink, T., 2019, 184 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access

Journalism, Audiences and News Experience

Costera-Meijer, I. C., Jun 2019, Handbook of Journalism Studies. Wahl-Jorgensen, K. & Hanitzsch, T. (eds.). 2nd ed. Routledge, p. 389-405 17 p. (ICA Handbook Series).

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

Audience Studies

Material and sensory dimensions of everyday news use

Groot Kormelink, T. & Costera Meijer, I., 2019, In : Media, Culture & Society. 41, 5, p. 637–653 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
religious behavior

Activities 2007 2018

Changing news use, changing journalism

Irene Costera Meijer (Keynote speaker)
23 Mar 2017

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

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

Irene Costera Meijer (Keynote speaker)
23 Oct 201726 Oct 2017

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

expertmeeting medewerkers

I.C. Costera-Meijer (Participant), J Stienstra (Participant)
27 Feb 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventExpert meetingSocietal