Kathleen Beckers is an assistant professor of political communication and journalism at the University of Amsterdam. She gained her PhD from the University of Antwerp (Belgium). Her primary research interest is the relationship between journalism and public opinion. Here, she focuses on how public opinion is represented in the news; and how these representations influence audiences. In broader terms, she focuses on how several societal trends such as polarization and platformization impact journalism, studying how this comes about explicitly in journalists’ news reporting, but also more implicitly in their daily work routines.
Tillemans Hanne (2021-2025): “Impartiality in the news: A multiperspective study on how journalists, citizens and politicians understand impartial journalism.” Co-supervisor: Peter Van Aelst (UAntwerpen)