Bernadette Kester (1959) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media & Communication at Erasmus University. Her teaching and research activities lie in the fields of journalism studies, media and representation, and film history. Her current research examines the representation of foreign news in Dutch and European media and the position and role of foreign correspondents.
Bernadette Kester holds an MA degree in History and received her PhD from Erasmus University Rotterdam in 1998. Her dissertation concerned the representation of World War I in German movies during the Weimar period. After her doctorate, she has lectured at various institutions,including the Amsterdam International School for Humanities and Social Sciences and the Media and Culture Studies Department of the University of Amsterdam. From 2000 to 2004, she worked as a research fellow for the Dutch Royal Institute for Military History. In 2004, she joined the Media Department in Rotterdam.
Bernadette Kester is a former board member of the Dutch Association for Audiovisual History (GBG) and she presently serves on the editorial board of Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis, the Dutch Journal for Media History.
Bernadette Kester & R Van der Hoeven (2020) - Demythologizing war journalism: Motivation and role perception of Dutch war journalists - Media, War & Conflict, 1-17 - doi: 10.1177/1750635220917411
Bernadette Kester & MAE Prenger (2020) - The Turncoat Phenomenon: Role Conceptions of PR Practitioners Who Used To Be Journalists - Journalism Practice, 15 (3), 420-437 - doi: 10.1080/17512786.2020.1727354
Bernadette Kester & Martijn Kleppe (2015) - Persfotografie. Acceptatie, professionalisering en innovatie - Amsterdam University Press
Bernadette Kester & M Goudswaard (2014) - Foreign correspondents in The Netherlands. Everything that would be of interest for our readers - Routledge
Bernadette Kester (2014) - Sources, Transparency and Narrative. Foreign correspondence in the People's Republic of China - Peeters Publisher
Bernadette Kester (2013) - Maybe if the world would have paid more attention. Western Cinematic Perspectives on the Rwandan Genocide and the Role of the West: Hotel Rwanda, Shooting dogs and Sometimes in April - Ashgate Publishing
Bernadette Kester, N Ruigrok, O Scholten & N Ismaïli (2011) - De persrichtlijn in een veranderend medialandschap - Sdu Uitgevers
Bernadette Kester & M Goudswaard (2011) - De persrichtlijn in werking - Sdu Uitgevers
Bernadette Kester (2008) - Uit de slaap gewekt: Nederlandse dagbladen verslaan de oorlog, 1870-1914 - Bert Bakker
Bernadette Kester (2007) - Huns versus John Bull¿ Representations of the English enemy in German war films of the Weimar period - Universitätverlag Osnabrück
Bernadette Kester (2007) - Gegner zur See, Freunde für immer. Deutsch-englische Beziehungen im Marinefilm der Weimarer Republik - CineGraph Buch
Bernadette Kester (2007) - Windows on the world. The presentation of international news, 1880-1980 - Peeters Publishers
Bernadette Kester (2004) - Kamelen op het Binnenhof. Beeldvorming over blauwhelmen in Libanon 1979-1985 - Sdu Uitgevers
Bernadette Kester (2004) - Bad News from Israel - Pluto Press
Bernadette Kester (2004) - War and the Media: Reporting Conflict 24/7 - Sage
Bernadette Kester (2004) - Journalism after September 11 - Routledge
Bernadette Kester (2006) - Het Geïllustreerd Stuiversblad en 'Het Leven' - Waanders
Bernadette Kester, Isabel Awad Cherit & N Ruigrok (2017) - Dutch Journalism Students: shifting motivation, role perceptions and preferences
Bernadette Kester & Isabel Awad Cherit (2016) - Dutch journalism students in a changing media and educational environment
Isabel Awad Cherit, L Hermans, N Drok & Bernadette Kester (2015) - Journalistic values across generations: Comparing practitioners and journalism students in the Netherlands
Bernadette Kester & Isabel Awad Cherit (2015) - Dutch journalism students looking at (their future in) journalism
Bernadette Kester (2011) - Rechtbankverslaggeving in een veranderend Medialandschap
Bernadette Kester (2010) - Foreign reporting in Non-Free countries (China): By default impossible?
Bernadette Kester (2010) - News from China. Limits to representation?
Bernadette Kester (2009) - Correspondence in Context: Strategies for practicing journalism in Non-Democratic countries
Bernadette Kester (2009) - Dutch correspondents in Moscow
Bernadette Kester (2007) - Beeldvorming en Media
Bernadette Kester (2007) - Crying in the wilderness. Churchill's Iron Curtain speech in the Dutch press
Bernadette Kester (2006) - Honour, defeat and the 'enemy' in German navy films of the Weimar period
Bernadette Kester (2006) - John Bull versus Huns. Representations of the British enemy in German World War I films
Bernadette Kester (2005) - Representing the World. How International Affairs were (Re)presented in Twentieth Century Dutch Newspapers and Press Photography
Bernadette Kester (2005) - International News and Foreign Correspondence in the Dutch Press