Jorn Beeckmans

intern at the research group for Media, Innovation and Communication Technologies, Department of Communication Sciences, Ghent University.

Jorn Beeckmans

Jorn holds a bachelor’s degree in Secundary Education for the subjects of history and geography (Artevelde. Ghent) and last year he started his education in Communcations Sciences, new media and society at the Ghent University. For his internship at MICT he works with Ben Robaeyst and Bastiaan Baccarne on two projects: Hello Jenny and CoGhent. For Hello Jenny he will make his own research design to evaluate the second prototype of the Hello Jenny box with the different participants: Seniors, caretakers and buddy’s. For CoGhent he already participated in multiple interviews to investigate the customer journey.

Next to the internship he participates, under guidance of Lieven De Marez, Glen Joris and Amandine Hendrickx, in the VRT Challenge for the UGent. We are searching for an answer to the question: “Which challenges characterizes the current news environment and how can the VRT respond to the challenges of its role as a public broadcaster?”