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Dr. H. (Hannes) Cools

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
CW : Political Communication & Journalism

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number: C8.00
Postal address
  • Postbus 15791
    1001 NG Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    Hannes Cools is a postdoctoral researcher at the AI, Media, and Democracy Lab at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He is also a postdoctoral researcher at the Digital Democracy Centre (DDC) at the University of Southern Denmark. His research interests include (generative) AI, computational journalism, algorithmic recommender systems and newsroom innovation. He is also an affiliated researcher at the Brown Institute of the Columbia Journalism School in New York City. From 2018 till 2022, he was a PhD-candidate at the Institute for Media Studies (IMS), University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium where he studied AI in journalism. Before, he worked as a journalist at De Morgen (DPG Media) in Belgium where he covered technology and international politics.

    Expertise and research groups

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • News automation
    • Newsroom Innovation
    • AI in News
    • Generative AI
  • Research

    Research methods

    • Qualitative methods
  • Publications




    • Cools, H., Van Gorp, B., & Opgenhaffen, M. (2021). When algorithms recommend what’s new(S): New dynamics of decision‐making and autonomy in newsgathering. Media and Communication, 9(4), 198-207.


    • Cools, H. (2022). How algorithms are augmenting the journalistic institution: In search of evidence from newsrooms and its innovation labs.
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