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Ike Picone

prof. dr.

  • Pleinlaan 2

    1050 Brussels


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Since 2015, Ike Picone is Assistant Professor in Media and Journalism Studies at the Dept. of Communication Sciences of the VUB. He teaches mainly in the MsC in Communication Sciences: Journalism and Media in Europe. His main courses include Journalism: trends and technologies, Journalism Practice in Europe and Journalism and Democracy. He also supervises traineeships and the journalistic project of the students in the Media, Journalism and Politics profile. At the researh group imec-SMIT, he heads the unit on Journalism, Trust and Participation, regrouping close to 15 researchers working in the field of Journalism Studies. He acts as chairholder of the Roularta Chair on Personalisation, Trust and Sustainable Media. 


  • Ike Picone is since April 2006 researcher at the SMIT. His research focuses on user activity in a digital and social media environment. He specializes in qualitative user research, especially semi-experimental digital ethnography, with links to Living Labs, Proxy Technology Assessment and methods like in-depth/diary/expert/laddering interviews and focus groups.
  • Since December 2010, Ike Picone is Senior Researcher at the IBBT-SMIT-VUB research group. In this function he is responsible for project acquisition, coordination within research projects, counseling junior researchers and valorisation.

External positions

Member of the Advisory Board of the Project Datafied News Media – Datafied Publics? Transforming Journalism and Publics in the age of datafication, Roskilde University

2 Jun 202030 Oct 2022

Member of the Advisory Board of the Rhetoric ICON project, KU Leuven

10 Oct 201910 Oct 2021

Member of the Board, En-GAJE - Ensemble-Group d'Aide aux Journalistes Exilés

1 Jan 2019 → …

Member of the Advisory Board, BRUZZ

4 Jun 2018 → …

Member of the Expert Group on Fake News installed by Minister of Digital Agenda Alexander De Croo, Cabinet of the Deputy Prime Minister

27 Mar 201818 Jul 2018

Member of the Scientific Committee, Helsingin Sanomat Foundation

22 Mar 2018 → …

Member of the Advisory Board of Burgekabinet Media, Kabinet van de Minister van Media Sven Gatz

23 Jan 201821 Apr 2018

Member, Raad voor de Journalistiek

1 Jan 2015 → …


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