Kiki de Bruin MA (1993) graduated in 2016 from the the VU university in Amsterdam, where she studied Communication and Information Sciences/Journalism studies. The questions that concern her most are: What is the influence of the digital era on journalism and its functions? And how can you monitor independent quality journalism in this digital age? For this reason, she studied the digital newspaper (e-paper) during her master's degree, with the aim of mapping the digital newspaper experience and possibly optimizing this experience.
Prior to the master, Kiki graduated from the bachelor of Interdisciplinairy Social Sciences at the University of Utrecht. During her bachelor, she studied a semester at St Petersburg University of Russia, where she studied the Russian history, culture and language.
After graduating, Kiki started working at De Persgroep publishing company as project manager. She did market research at the customer intelligence-department and created an internal online library. Since March 2017, Kiki is junior researcher at JournalismLab and a freelance journalist, amongst others: editor for the website of the Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant, and journalist for AD Utrechts Nieuwsblad.
As a junior researcher, Kiki supports various researchprojets and does the communication on behalf of the research group.