Sanne Hille (1980) studied Art and Culture Studies (BA) and Media and Journalism at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Since 2008 she is affiliated with the Research Group Cross-Medial Quality Journalism at the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, School of Journalism. This research group aims specifically at the consequences of digitalization and the impact on cross-media for the journalistic sector. In 2011 she started her PhD thesis about audience participation in journalism, under supervision of prof. dr. Susanne Janssen (EUR) and dr. Piet Bakker (HU). She published about the use of Facebook in journalism and comments on news sites and Facebook. The dissertation will be finished in 2015.