Overview of In Media Res podcast Season 2

Episode Description

The RMeS PhD council will in the upcoming season of In Media Res interview expert in ‘PhD soft skills’. As PhD’s in Media Studies you often need to work on other skills beside deepening out your research. How do you make sure that you are being seen in the academic discourse or by popular media? How do you deal with media appearances? How do you keep the right balance between your research and your teaching? In season 2, we will go through all of these skills and learn from the best (non-)academic experts.

 

Episode 1: Liesbeth Volbeda and Anita Wagner

In the first episode of season 2 of In Media Res, Bartosz Zerebecki (EUR) interviews Liesbeth Volbeda and Anita Wagner at the University of Groningen about career choices for early career researchers.

Episode 2: Hermen Visser

In the second episode of season 2 of In Media Res, Zheyu Shang (UL) interviews Hermen Visser (UL), the trainer of a course Blogging About Your Research. In this episode, Hermen shares tips for students to start academic blogs and improve blog writing skills. For more information about academic blogging, Hermen provides more practical suggestions in his blog: https://academicblogging.nl/.

Episode 3: Vincent Crone

In the third episode of season 2 of In Media Res, Bjorn Beijnon (UvA) interviews Vincent Crone (UU), Senior Fellow at the Teaching Academy Utrecht University.

As a fellow, he studies and teaches about the development and training of starting teachers in the humanities and the possible differences in the development of teachers within different disciplines. In this episode, Vincent shares his experiences with the teaching positions that PhD’s in Media Studies usually have to take.
How do you make sure that you are in charge of the content in your classroom? What are the ways to make students get more ownership over their education? How can you find the right balance between teaching and research? Vincent provides some practical suggestions in this interview.

Episode 4: Julia Kneer

Bartek Zerebecki (EUR) interviews Julia Kneer, an associate professor at the Department of Media and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam. As a scholar, Dr. Kneer researchers the effects of gaming on violence but she also boasts rich experience in mentoring younger scholars. In this episode, she talks about networking effectively and connecting with others during conferences. Dr. Kneer concludes with some anecdotes about why hats and towels might help you connect with other scholars better.

Episode 5: Mirko Tobias Schäfer

Bjorn Beijnon (UvA) interviews Mirko Tobias Schäfer (UU), Associate Professor at the Department for Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht University. His publications cover user participation in cultural production, datafication, politics of software design and communication in social media. In this episode, Mirko shares his experiences with the co-creation of knowledge with partners ‘in the field’. As one of the co-founders of the Utrecht Data School, Mirko evaluates how you as a researcher build relationships with stakeholders in your research, and how you make sure that your research is also impactful. What are the best ways to find partnerships with institutions and organizations? How do you find the right balance between what your partners want and what you want as a researcher? Mirko provides some tips, tricks, and many practical suggestions in this interview.

Episode 6: Lejo Siepe

Bartosz Zerebecki (EUR) interviews Lejo Siepe, a director of the Media Training Center Northern Netherlands. Lejo is a journalist for daily and weekly newspapers, radio and TV programs. He made several documentaries, wrote countless articles, and published four books. In this episode, Lejo gives advice to scholars about connecting media and making scientific research more available to the publics through media.

Episode 7: RMeS/NICA special with Pepita Hesselberth

This is the first of three special episodes that were recorded during the RMeS/NICA career event in June 2023. In this episode, Bjorn Beijnon (UvA) interviews Pepita Hesselberth, director of NICA and lecturer in Film and Digital Media at Leiden University. Pepita shares her academic journey and which choices she has made to find funding for her research. How do you write just the right PhD proposal? How do you make sure that your research is appealing to NWO?  Pepita provides in this episode some tips, tricks, and practical suggestions for these questions.

S02E08 In Media Res RMeS/NICA special: Karin van Es

This is the second of three special episodes that were recorded during the RMeS/NICA career event in June 2023. In this episode, Bjorn Beijnon (UvA) interviews Karin van Es, Associate Professor of Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University.  Karin shares her academic journey and how she found the balance in working with people in- and outside academia. How do you make sure that your research stays connected to world? What can researchers do to rightly manage all potential stakeholders in a research project? Karin provides in this episode some tips, tricks, and practical suggestions for these questions.

S02E09 In Media Res RMeS/NICA special: Thomas Poell

This is the third of three special episodes that were recorded during the RMeS/NICA career event in June 2023. In this episode, Bjorn Beijnon (UvA) interviews Thomas Poell, Professor of Data, Culture & Institutions at the University of Amsterdam. Thomas tells about his journey as an academic scholar and gives tips and tricks on how to thrive in academia. How do you know if academia is the place where you want to work in? How do you get recognized within a university as a starting scholar?  In this episode Thomas provides some tips, tricks, and practical suggestions for these questions.