Steve Paulussen is an assistant professor in media and journalism studies at the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Antwerp. He is member of the research group Media, Policy and Culture (MPC). Between 2000 and 2012 he was a researcher at Ghent University, where he worked in the research group for Media & ICT (iMinds-MICT) and the Center for Journalism Studies (CJS). He also held part-time lecturer positions at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (2008-2012) and Erasmus University College Brussels (2012). Most of his publications focus on different aspects of online journalism, participatory journalism, the professional profile of journalists, new media consumption and newsroom convergence. Paulussen is co-author of the book Participatory Journalism: Guarding Open Gates at Online Newspapers (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011) and member of the editorial board of the new journal Digital Journalism. He is currently involved as a supervisor in two PhD research projects on the role of social media in news and journalism (Raymond Harder and Michiel Johnson) and one PhD project on the representation of political violence in mainstream and alternative media (Robin Reul).