Awards at the (virtual) Etmaal 2022 Conference

At the virtual Etmaal 2022 conference, the following scholars were awarded for their achievements:

Dr. Sanne Kruikemeier (ASCoR) was awarded the Young scholar award. The young scholar award is meant to honor the accomplishments of young doctors (e.g., post-doc, assistant-professor, lecturer) who succeed in combining their individual academic career with contributions to the discipline of communication and media research.

Dr. Roel Lutkenhaus (Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam) was awarded the NeFCA dissertation award (YSN) with his dissertation titled: “Entertainment-Education in the New Media Landscape: Stimulating Creative Engagement in Online Communities for Social and Behavioral Change.” The award aims to acknowledge excellent dissertations in the field of Communication Sciences and wants to recognize the quality of doctoral research in the Netherlands and Flanders.

Dr. Sofie Vranken (KU Leuven) was awarded the Frieda Seys foundation prize with her research on: “A Qualitative Study Exploring How Boys and Girls Construct Gender Norms in
Alcohol-Related Self-Presentations on Social Media.” The Frieda Saeys Foundation strives to stimulate research in the fields of media, gender, policy, and diversity. Since 2019, the annual Frieda Saeys Foundation Prize is awarded to a young scholar or student who conducted excellent research on topics related to gender and media.

Willem Buyens was awarded the best paper by a junior author in Tijdschrift voor Communicatiewetenschap with the following paper: Buyens, W., & Van Aelst, P. (2021). Eén bril, vele visies?
Diversiteit in Vlaamse nieuwsmedia en de perceptie bij het publiek. Tijdschrift voor Communicatiewetenschap, 49(1), 29-50.

Congratulations to all award winners!