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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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22.03.2022
 

Svenja Schäfer, together with Nora Denner and Christian Schemer, was published in the International Journal of Communication with their article...

18.03.2022
 

Sophie Lecheler and a team of colleagues published their article on the longitudinal effects of perceived political micro-targeting in the Jounral of...

19.01.2022
 

In their recently published paper, Svenja Schäfer, Dominka Betakova, Loes Aaldering and Sophie Lecheler look at news avoidance during the COVID-19...

10.01.2022
 

Hossein Kermani, together with his colleague Amirali Tafreshi published their analysis of networked publics struggling on power in Iranian...

17.12.2021
 

On 17.12., Sophie Lecheler gave a guest lecture at the Interaction Design Centre at Middlesex University London, titled „Studying Disinformation and...

15.12.2021
 

Jana Laura Egelhofer successfully defended her dissertation with distinction. Most heartfelt congratulations from the whole team!

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!

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