Political Communication Research Group

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Members of the Political Communication Research Group study the interaction between political elites, media, and citizens. We are specifically interested in understanding how and under which conditions political elites communicate with citizens, what role media organizations and journalists play in the political communication process, and how citizens process elite and journalistic communication. We use a variety of qualitative and quantitative social research methods to develop and test theories that help understand the quality of political communication in democracies today.


News & Events

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22.07.2020
 

Sophie Lecheler was appointed to the editorial board of the journal Political Communication. Congratulations!

09.07.2020
 

Sophie Lecheler was invited to speak at the Podcast "Nur in Wien" by Kurier about pop-up culture and politics.

07.07.2020
 

Sophie Lecheler became the Director of Studies at the Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences (ViDSS). Congratulations!

 

16.06.2020
 

Sophie Lecheler was invited to talk at the Podcast "Audimax" of the University of Vienna about emotions in political- and media research, and the...

16.06.2020
 

Sophie Lecheler was invited to discuss the question of the Covid-19-Infodemic, science communication in times of crisis and news avoidance with...

08.06.2020
 

The RQ1 Newsletter featured the study "A first-person promise? A content-analysis of immersive journalistic productions" by Kiki de Bruin, Yael de...

27.05.2020
 

Sophie Lecheler together with her colleagues Kiki de Bruin, Yael de Haan, Sanne Kruikemeier and Goutier Noelle published a content-analysis of...

14.05.2020
 

The study 'From novelty to normalization? How journalists use the term "fake news" in their reporting' by Jana Laura Egelhofer, Loes Aaldering,...

13.05.2020
 

Sophie Lecheler, Yael de Haan and Sanne Kruikemeier pulblished their introduction to the Special Issue "Meeting a Digital Demand: Advancing...

13.05.2020
 

Sophie Lecheler edited a special issue for Journalism Studies on the advancement of methods in the field of journalism studies, together with Yael de...

01.05.2020
 

Ming Boyer was invited to present his paper on motivated reasoning and the role of affective states in the Hot Politics Lab! The Hot Politics Lab is...

24.04.2020
 

Together with Lukas Otto (PI), Sanne Kruikemeier, and Alessandro Nai from the University of Amsterdam, Sophie Lecheler has been awarded a research...

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