Media Studies Thesis Prize

What is the Media Studies Thesis Prize?

With the Thesis Prize, we aim to encourage student excellence by rewarding one student within each of the four Media Studies programmes (Media & Business, Media & Creative Industries, Media, Culture & Society and Media & Journalistiek) for their Master Thesis. Each year, supervisors of graduating Media Studies students are invited to submit Master Theses of their students. The winners of the Prize receive an official certificate and a book voucher of €100.

Who is eligible for the Media Studies Thesis Prize?

We invite all Master Thesis supervisors to nominate their student(s), of whom they believe should be rewarded for their excellent thesis. However, a few conditions must apply. The Master Thesis must be:

  • Completed between 1 September – 1 July of the academic year concerned;
  • Graded 8.5 or higher;
  • Written in English or Dutch (in case of Media & Journalistiek)

Media & Business

  • Emil Hadzhiev - The effects of internal and external CSR on employees' online ambassadorship intentions. Exploring the differences (supervisor: dr. Anne-Marie van Prooijen);
  • Matteo Vivi - Representations of masculinity in Tesla´s consumer stories: A multimodal critical discourse analysis (supervisor: dr. Anne-Mette Hermans);
  • Nina Wehnemann - #TabooMatters: An Empowering Strategy in Feminine Hygiene Advertising (supervisor: dr. Marco Scalvini)

Media & Creative Industries

  • Alysa Karels - Come Play Along! An Exploration of How Advertisers are Using Playful Strategies in Print Advertising (supervisor: dr. Teresa de la Hera)
  • Luise Härtel - The green food rhetoric of music festivals (supervisor: dr. Radhika Mittal)
  • Anne-Claire Kofflard - A small series of serendipity. Balancing serendipity in the algorithmic recommendation design of video-on-demand layouts based on consumer characteristics (supervisor: dr. João Fernando Ferreira Gonçalves)

Media, Culture & Society

  • Chi Mai Do - Asian Sexuality and Romantic Comedies: A Love Story? A Critical Analysis of the Construction of Asian Sexuality in Hollywood Romantic Comedies from 2018 to 2019 (supervisor: dr. Mélodine Sommier)
  • Lis Camelia - Contextualising Creolization: An Analysis of Afro-Caribbean Spiritual Performances in the Dutch Caribbean Context (supervisor: dr. Mélodine Sommier)
  • Emma Georget - The influence of gender traits, Instagram use, motivation and self-objectification on Instagram users' well-being (supervisor: dr. Julia Kneer)

Media & Journalistiek

  • Tom Claessens - Constructieve journalistiek in het klimaatdebat (supervisor: dr. Nel Ruigrok)
  • Kimberley Truin - Virtually home: Sudanese migrants in the Netherlands and the role of (connective) journalists in a diasporic public sphere (supervisor: dr. Chris Aalberts)
  • Anne Bothmer - World Impressed Photo? Een multi-methodologisch onderzoek naar de reacties van het publiek op de beelden van World Press Photo (dr. Eline Huiberts)

Media & Business

  • Matteo Vivi - Representations of masculinity in Tesla´s consumer stories: A multimodal critical discourse analysis (supervisor: dr. Anne-Mette Hermans)
    Read Matteo's thesis here.

Media & Creative Industries

  • Anne-Claire Kofflard - A small series of serendipity. Balancing serendipity in the algorithmic recommendation design of video-on-demand layouts based on consumer characteristics (supervisor: dr. João Fernando Ferreira Gonçalves)
    Read Anne-Claire's thesis here.

Media, Culture & Society

  • Chi Mai Do - Asian Sexuality and Romantic Comedies: A Love Story? A Critical Analysis of the Construction of Asian Sexuality in Hollywood Romantic Comedies from 2018 to 2019 (supervisor: dr. Mélodine Sommier)
    Read Chi Mai's Thesis here.

Media & Journalistiek

  • Kimberley Truin - Virtually home: Sudanese migrants in the Netherlands and the role of (connective) journalists in a diasporic public sphere (supervisor: dr. Chris Aalberts)
    Read Kimberly's thesis here.

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