Kiki de Bruin (1993) is researcher on the two-year researchproject Immersive Journalism and the Engaged Audience. This research looks into the impact and journalistic value of immersive storytelling (using VR, AR, 360-video). She is also responsible for the communication of the research group, involved in various researchprojects and lecturer at the Utrecht School of Journalism. Her teaching subjects are Researching the news and Multimedia productions.
She works at the research group since March 2017. In 2016 she graduated from the master Communication- and Information Sciences/ Journalism at VU University of Amsterdam. Prior, she did a Bachelor in Interdisciplinairy Social Sciences at the University of Utrecht and the State University van St. Petersburg, Russia.
After graduation, Kiki worked at the De Persgroep publishing house as a projectmanager. She also worked as a freelance editor for various media (including the De Volkskrant, AD Utrechts Nieuwsblad).
As a journalism researcher, Kiki is interested in the influence of digitalization on journalism and its functions. How can you monitor independent quality journalism in this digital age?