Jos Huypens

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Jos Huypens
Jos Maria Alfons Huypens

(1948-03-07)7 March 1948
Geel, Belgium
Died29 November 2022(2022-11-29) (aged 74)
Leuven, Belgium

Jos Maria Alfons Huypens (7 March 1948 – 29 November 2022) was a Belgian journalist, contributing editor and docent.[1] He was editor-in-chief of Gazet van Antwerpen newspaper between 1991 and 1996.

Biography[change | change source]

Huypens studied communication sciences at the KU Leuven. He became a doctor in social sciences in 1971, with specializing in communication sciences.

He started his career at Gazet van Antwerpen in Leuven, where he became office superior in 1978. He moved to Antwerp, where he headed the Antwerp editorial office of Gazet van Antwerpen and became in 1985 deputy editor-in-chief. In December 1991 he became editor-in-chief of this newspaper, succeeding Lou De Clerck.[2] In 1996 he was succeeded by Luc Van Loon.[3]

Until 2013 he was senior lecturer (in Dutch: hoofddocent [nl]) in communication sciences at the University of Antwerp and UAMS.[4]

Huypens died at home in Leuven on 29 November 2022, at the age of 74.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Oud-hoofdredacteur Jos Huypens (74) overleden". Gazet van Antwerpen (in Dutch). 29 November 2022. Retrieved 29 November 2022.
  2. "Jos Huypens hoofdredakteur GvA". De Tijd (in Dutch). 4 December 1991. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  3. DURNEZ Gaston; Gazet van Antwerpen; Encyclopedie van de Vlaamse Beweging; Lannoo
  4. Jos Huypens, University of Antwerp