Sofie Verkest

Sofie Verkest
Ghent University | UGhent · Department of Linguistics

Master of Arts
Interested in all things science communication.

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Introduction
In my research, I focus on science communication, citizen science, and the relationship between media, science, and politics. I am currently conducting a linguistic ethnographic study on a collaboration between journalists, scientists, and policymakers in the field of air quality. Before stepping into the world of research, she has been active as a journalist and worked as a copywriter, project manager, and policy advisor in science communication.

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Publications (3)
Article
This paper sheds new light on collaborative journalism and investigates how this innovative newsroom practice affects the news production process and product. More particularly, we focus on a collaborative project on air pollution involving a newspaper, university, and environmental government agency and examine how journalists and professionals wi...

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Project
In recent years several forms of collaboration between journalists, scientific experts, scientific institutions (and their PR staff) and citizen groups have become more frequent (Houston, 2010; Spangenberg & Heise, 2016). This project aims to investigate collaboration between these actors within the news production process, using a linguistic ethnographic approach. The project focuses on a citizen science case set up by a newspaper organization, university and government organization and examines, amongst others, the construction of expertise, professional identity and practices, news values and (de)politicization processes.