Koen Panis

Koen Panis
University of Antwerp | UA · Department of Communication Studies

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Koen Panis has a doctoral degree in Social Sciences: Communication Studies (University of Antwerp, 2013), and master’s degrees in Comparative and International Politics (KU Leuven, 2008) and Communication Studies (KU Leuven, 2007). Currently he is working as a post-doctoral researcher and teaching as a guest professor at the University of Antwerp (BE) and Thomas More University of Applied Sciences in Mechelen (BE). He previously worked at Ghent University (BE) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (NL).
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Will Publish December 2015. More information: http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/C/bo22228906.html
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Recent waves of cross-media concentration, in Flanders (Belgium) and elsewhere, reinvigorate concerns regarding the impact of ownership structures on media content and the way in which it is produced, including discussions about editorial autonomy. However, with a main focus on hard news, this debate pays little attention to corporate influence on...
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While media coverage is a main aim of celebrities’ societal engagement, academic analysis of its news-making ability is scarce. As a diverse phenomenon, we argue that the ability of celebrities’ societal engagement to attract media attention depends on how certain characteristics (i.e., celebrities’ claim to fame, roles they take on and issues they...
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Although one of the main aims of celebrities’ societal engagement is to grab the attention of a wide audience for a social cause, research about public perceptions of the phenomenon is scarce. This study wants to gain a theoretical and empirical insight into the possible influence of celebrities’ engagements on the general population. An internet s...
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This study examines and evaluates the representation of ethnocultural diversity in non-fiction TV programmes broadcasted by the Flemish (Belgian Dutch-speaking) public service broadcaster VRT in the 2016-2017 TV season. A qualitative content analysis of a sample comprising 36 clips and episodes of 14 non-fiction programmes was supplemented by four...
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Voor de vijfde keer sinds 1997 realiseerden we in 2017 bij Memori (Thomas More) een grootschalige bevraging bij de communicatiediensten van de Vlaamse steden en gemeenten. Zo brengen we markante evoluties in beeld. Dit is een synthesetekst. Het grafiekenrapport kan je downloaden via www.memori.be/lokalecommunicatie .
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The characteristics and scope of media concentration are of great concern to media and communication studies, especially in relation to media diversity and pluralism, considered key in democratic societies. However, to date, there have been few analyses of audiences’ knowledge of media ownership. This contribution explores knowledge of media owne...
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Het rapport brengt verslag uit van een publieksbevraging over de toekomstige plaats en rol van de VRT in de samenleving en het medialandschap. Op basis van de resultaten van de bevraging worden conclusies en aanbevelingen geformuleerd voor het toekomstige publieke omroepbeleid in Vlaanderen, met het oog op de nieuwe beheersovereenkomst van de Vlaam...
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The literature illustrates how media research on the energy question is characterized by a limited focus on separate energy options, resulting in a lack of research into the diversity of and mutual relations between various energy options. This paper reports on a quantitative content analysis of eight Belgian newspapers (N=1181), focusing on whethe...
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This chapter wishes to explore telethons as media interventions by focussing on the relationships between non-profit organisations, the media, and the public, with a stress on the latter. Therefore, our broad research question is ‘Who participates in telethons, for what reasons, and with what outcome (donation behaviour, awareness . . .)? To this e...
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Although one of the main aims of celebrities’ societal engagement is to grab the attention of a wide audience for a social cause, research about public perceptions of the phenomenon is scarce. This study wants to gain a theoretical and empirical insight into the possible influence of celebrities’ engagements on the general population. An internet s...
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This article studies the effectiveness of Flemish celebrities as endorsers in non-profit campaigns. Six existing Flemish campaigns were selected and tested on the public in three regards: the recognition of the campaign, the ability to name the organisation behind it and the intention to support the organisation. Recognising specific differences be...
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De effectiviteit van Bekende Vlamingen in non-profitcampagnes De auteurs van dit artikel hebben onderzocht of het gebruik van Bekende Vlamingen in non-profitcampagnes van invloed is op het publiek. Drie aspecten worden getest: de cam-pagne herkennen, het kunnen benoemen van de organisatie en steun aan de organisatie. Mits onderlinge verschillen tus...
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HILDE VAN DEN BULCK, KOEN PANIS, ANNE HARDY & PETER VAN AELST Famous Flemings' Effectiveness in Non-Profit Campaigns. This article studies the effectiveness of Flemish celebrities as endorsers in non-profit campaigns. Six existing Flemish campaigns were selected and tested on the public in three regards: the recognition of the campaign, the ability...