Political Communication Research Group

ICA 2019: Post-Conference

Politics, Gender and Communication

Loes Aaldering and Daphne van der Pas (University of Amsterdam) are organizing the post-conference 'Politics, Gender and Communication: Theoretical Insights and Emperical Evidence' on next year's ICA.

You can find the call for papers here!

December, 2018

Research Talk

Sophie Lecheler is invited by the European Commission to speak about 'tackling disinformation to support democracy' on December 4th.

More information can be found here.

November, 2018

Profile Uni:View Magazin

Inaugural Lecture

On November 21, 2018 at 5.30 pm, Sophie Lecheler will give her inaugural lecture More than Just News. Beyond the Boundaries of Political Communication and Journalism, together with Folker Hanusch.

With her inaugural lecture coming up, the Uni:View Magazin did a profile on Sophie Lecheler.

The profile can be viewed here. More information on the inaugural lecture, can be found here.

November, 2018

Research Talk

Sophie Lecheler is invited to speak about the role of emotions in politics and the media for the Catholic Academy on November 5th.

More information can be found here.

November, 2018

Research Talk

Sophie Lecheler is invited to speak at the Science and Technology Options assessment of the European Parliament on the topic: How to win elections: Reflections on the use and misuse of technology in electoral campaigns.

More information can be found here.

October, 2018

VieCER PhD-club Research Talk

Rens Vliegenthart

Professor Rens Vliegenthart from the University of Amsterdam is invited for the VieCER PhD-club research talk. On Wednesday November 21, from 1 to 3 pm, he will talk about 'Economic news coverage: content and consequences for politics and citizens'.

More information can be found here.

October, 2018

More than Just News: Beyond the Boundaries of Political Communication and Journalism

Inaugural Lecture

On November 21, 2018 at 5.30 pm, Sophie Lecheler will give her inaugural lecture More than Just News. Beyond the Boundaries of Political Communication and Journalism, together with Folker Hanusch.

October, 2018

Leadership Images, Media and Voters

Loes Aaldering wrote a blog for the Dutch website Stuk Rood Vlees about her research on leadership images in the media and how these affect voters. See here.

October, 2018

Dean of Study Program

As of October 1, Sophie Lecheler will be the Dean of the study program for the (English) Master in Communication Science at the University of Vienna.

October, 2018

Head of the Departmental Ethics Committee

Sophie Lecheler will serve as the Head of the Departmental Ethics Committee of the department of Communication Science of the University of Vienna.

October, 2018

New Framing Effects

Out Now!

News Framing Effects is a guide to framing effects theory, one of the most prominent theories in media and communication science. Rooted in both psychology and sociology, framing effects theory describes the ability of news media to influence peoples’ attitudes and behaviours by subtle changes to how they report on an issue. The book gives expert commentary on this complex theoretical notion alongside practical instruction on how to apply it to research.

Lecheler, S., & de Vreese, C. H. (2018). News Framing Effects: Theory and Practice. Routledge.

October, 2018

Associate Editor for the International Journal of Press/Politics

Sophie Lecheler is the associate editor for the International Journal of Press/Politics.

September, 2018

Special Issue: Online and Newsworthy

Out Now!

The Special Issue 'Online and Newsworthy: Have Online Sources Changed Journalism?', edited by Sarah van Leuven, Sanne Kruikemeier, Sophie Lecheler and Liesbeth Hermans, is out.

September, 2018

Special Issue: Meeting a Digital Demand

CfP

Journalism Studies will publish a special issue on Meeting a Digital Demand: Advancing Methodological Knowledge in Journalism Studies. The editors of the special issue are Sophie Lecheler, Yael Woortman - de Haan and Sanne Kruikemeier and the deadline for submissions is April 1, 2019. More information can be found here.

September, 2018

Special Issue: Refugees, Media, and Public Opinion. Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives

CfP

Mass Communication and Society will publish a special issue on Refugees, Media, and Public Opinion: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives. The editors of the special issue are Hajo Boomgaarden, Jorg Matthes and Sophie Lecheler and the deadline for submissions is November 1, 2018. More information can be found here.

September, 2018

ECPR Standing Group on Political Communication

ECPR's Research Network on Political Communication successfully transformed into a Standing Group on Political Communication. Loes Aaldering is a member of the Steering Committee of this standing group. Do you want to become a member of this standing group and receive the monthly newsletter, sign up here.

 

September, 2018

Social Science One

Sophie Lecheler has been chosen as a member of the European Advisory Committee of the newly founded research commission Social Science One. Social Science One's inaugural project is “the effects of social media on democracy and elections”, which offers researchers privacy-preserving data access from Facebook. More information, as well as how to apply for data access and funding can be found here.


August, 2018

ECPR

Sophie Lecheler, Jana Egelhofer and Loes Aaldering went to the ECPR General Conference in Hamburg.

Sophie was one of the speakers in the roundtable session 'Political Communication in a Post-truth Era: Much Ado about Nothing?'.

Jana and Loes presented the following papers:

Egelhofer, J., Lecheler, S., & Aaldering, LYou are Fake News!" How the Term Fake News is Instrumentalized to Undermine News Media.

Aaldering, L., & Lecheler, S. Trick of the Traits: An Experimental Study on the Impact of Trait Ownership on Mediated Leader Effects.

August, 2018

ISPP

Ming Boyer went to San Antonio and presented the following papers on the ISPP conference:

Boyer, M.M., & Aaldering, L. (2018). Identity-Based Motivated Reasoning: Polarizing News Effects of Gender Identity Cues.

Boyer, M.M., & Lecheler, S.K. (2018). What the News Means to Me: How Identity Cues in the News Affect Group Identity Salience.

July, 2018

EPSA

Loes Aaldering presented the paper Trick of the Traits: An Experimental Study on the Impact of Trait Ownership on Mediated Leader Effects (co-authored by Sophie Lecheler) at the EPSA conference in Vienna.

June, 2018

Politicologenetmaal

Loes Aaldering organized the panel 'Political Communication' at the Politicologenetmaal in Leiden, together with Daphne van der Pas and Mariken van der Velden.

She presented the paper Trick of the Traits: An Experimental Study on the Impact of Trait Ownership on Mediated Leader Effects (co-authored by Sophie Lecheler) there as well.

June, 2018

ICA

Sophie Lecheler was elected as Vice-Chair for the Division Political Communication for the period 2018-2020 and as Chair for the Division Political Communication for the period 2020-2022.

May, 2018

ICA

Jana Egelhofer, Ming Boyer, Loes Aaldering and Sophie Lecheler went to Prague and presented the following papers on the ICA conference:

Boyer, M., & Lecheler, S. What the News Means to Me: An Exploratory Experiment Investigating Social Identity Salience After News Exposure.

Egelhofer, J., Lecheler, S., & Aaldering, L. You are Fake News!" How the Term Fake News is Instrumentalized to Undermine News Media.

Aaldering, L. The (ir)rationality of mediatized leader effects.

April, 2018

MPSA

Jana Egelhofer, Ming Boyer and Loes Aaldering went to Chicago and presented the following papers on the MPSA conference:

Boyer, M Lecheler, S. What the News Means to Me: An Exploratory Experiment Investigating Social Identity Salience After News Exposure.

Egelhofer, J., Lecheler, S., & Aaldering, L.: You are Fake News!" How the Term Fake News is Instrumentalized to Undermine News Media.

Van der Pas, D., & Aaldering, L.: Gender Differences in Political Media Coverage: A Meta-Analysis.

Aaldering, L., & Lecheler, S.: Trick of the Traits: An Experimental Study on the Impact of Trait Ownership on Mediated Leader Effects.

April, 2018

Wiener Zeitung

Sophie Lecheler was interviewed by the Wiener Zeitung about Fake News. You can read the article here.

April, 2018

ICA PRECONFERENCE 2018!

Please feel free to get all information about the

ICA PRECONFERENCE Refugees, Religous Threats, and Political Radicalization: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives


here!

April, 2018

ORF Science

Sophie Lecheler was interviewed about Fake News for ORF Science. You can read the artikel here.

March, 2018

Images with Impact

Loes Aaldering defended her dissertation 'Images with Impact. The Electoral Consequences of Party Leader Portrayal in the Media' succesfully on January 26th, 2018 at the University of Amsterdam.
Her research received quite some media attention, for instance in an article in the Volkskrant, focussing on the gender differences in media portrayal of party leaders (see here) and coverage at the website of the Nieuw Amsterdams Peil, focusing on leader effects in general and related to the upcoming local elections (see here).

 

February, 2018

ECPR Research Network on Political Communication

Loes Aaldering became a member of the steering committee of ECPR's Research Network on Political Communication. Do you want to become a member of this research network and receive the monthly newsletter, sign up here.

 

February, 2018

Immersive Journalism and Public Engagement

Together with a team of scholars from The Netherlands (University for Applied Sciences Utrecht and University of Amsterdam), Sophie Lecheler has received a 300.000,- Euro grant from the Taskforce for Applied Research (Regieorgaan SIA), which is part of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). The project is titled Immersive Journalism and Public Engagement and will contain a variety of qualitative and quantitative empirical studies.

January, 2018

Call for Papers!

Preconference at the 2018 ICA in Prague

Preconference at the 2018 ICA, Prague co-sponsored by the Political Communication Division & the Department of Communication at the University of Vienna

 

Refugees, Religious Threats, and Political Radicalization:
Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives

 

Find full call here: PDF

November 7, 2017

ICA - Chair of Political Communication

Sophie Lecheler was elected Vice Chair and later Chair of the Political Communication Division of the ICA (International Communication Association, http://www.icahdq.org). Her term starts at the end of the ICA Prague conference in May 2018. The Political Communication Division is one of the largest divisions of the ICA.

 

October 25, 2017

AUSSDA - The Austrian Social Science Data Archive

Teilnahme am Event: Research Data in Austria - Moving social sciences ahead

Am 17. November nimmt das Team Lecheler am ersten öffentlichen Event der AUSSDA "Research Data in Austria - Moving social sciences ahead" teil.

Programm

ÖAW - Digital Media, Political Polarization and Challenges to Democracy


Das junge Team um Sophie Lecheler war zuletzt auf der ÖAW Konferenz "Digital Media, Political Polarization and Challenges to Democracy" unterwegs. Mit der Unterstützung von Sophie Lecheler hielten Jana Egelhofer einen Vortrag am 22.9.2017 zum Thema "‘Fake News’ as a Phenomenon of Digitalization? A Conceptualization for Political Communication Research" und Ming Boyer zum Thema "The Importance of Social Identities in Political Communication Effects: Social Identity Activation by Political News" am 22.09.2017.

ÖAW

 

September 28, 2017

Team PolCom