Sanne Hille (1980) studied Art & Culture Studies (BA) and Media and Journalism (MA) at Erasmus University Rotterdam. After graduating in 2005 she became lecturer New Media and since 2008 researcher at the Research Group Cross-Medial Quality Journalism at the HU University of Applied Sciences. This research group aims specifically at the consequences of digitalization and the impact on cross-media for the (social role of the) journalistic sector. In 2009 she finished a paper about “Blogging on Newspaper websites”, together with her supervisor dr. Piet Bakker (HU).
In 2011, she received a PhD grant from the Hogeschool Utrecht for a project “Sixteen Million Reporters? Determinants of Success and Failure of Audience Participation in Journalism” with Prof. dr. Susanne Janssen and dr. Piet Bakker (HU). The first study focuses on traditional news media like daily newspapers, weeklies, television/radio broadcasters and news programs and how they deal with audience comments on their online platforms.