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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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06.12.2021
 

Jana Laura Egelhofer and Sophie Lecheler, together with colleagues, published their new paper "Beyond anonymity: Network affordances, under...

18.11.2021
 

Sophie Lecheler, together with colleagues from the University of Amsterdam and the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht published a new paper on...

15.10.2021
 

Hossein Kermani joined the Political Communication Group as Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions post-doctoral researcher. Welcome to the team!

13.10.2021
 

The members of the PolCom Team have been presenting their work on a number of international conferences in September. Here you can find an overview of...

13.10.2021
 

Teresa Weikmann, Alina Nikolaou and Hannah Greber won the Research Award of the Department of Communciation 2021 with their proposal "Do you believe?...

11.10.2021
 

Andrea Stockinger joined the Political Communication Research Group as a Ph.D. candidate. Welcome!

17.09.2021
 

Ming Boyer successfully defended his doctoral thesis with distinction! Congratulations!

15.07.2021
 

In this video for uni:view, Jana Laura Egelhofer gives insights into her research on the content and consequences of the fake news debate and her work...

06.07.2021
 

Sophie Lecheler was invited to the podcast "Ars Boni", to talk about quality journalism in Austria. You can listen to the podcast online!

01.07.2021
 

Vera Axyonova joined the Political Communication Research Group as a Marie Curie REWIRE Fellow. Welcome to the Team!

22.06.2021
 

Jana Laura Egelhofer, together with Loes Aaldering and Sophie Lecheler published her new paper on politicians' media criticism on Facebook in the...

02.06.2021
 

Ming Boyer published a blog article on the dutch political science blog “Stuk Rood Vlees” about his recent publication "Aroused Argumentation - How...

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