Nicholas W. Jankowski is Associate Professor at the Department of Communication, University of Nijmegen. He has been involved in the investigation of community media and other small-scale communication facilities since the mid-1970s. His publications include: The People’s Voice: Local Radio and Television in Europe (with O. Prehn and J. Stappers, Libbey, 1992); The Contours of Multimedia (with L. Hanssen, Luton, 1996); Community Media in the Information Age (Hampton, 2002); and A Handbook of Qualitative Methodologies for Mass Communication Research (with K.B. Jensen, Routledge, 1991). He is preparing a methodology textbook on new media research with Martine van Selm (Sage, 2003). One of his current research interests involves the study of public discourse through Internet-based discussions. Jankowski is initiator and co-editor of the journal New Media & Society, and Associate Editor of Communications: The European Journal of Communication Research. He is founding board member of the European Institute of Communication and Culture (Euricom) and editorial board member of the journal Javnost-The Public.
Nick is visiting fellow with VKS since June 2006.