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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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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!

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...

02.06.2021
 

Together with Allan Hanbury (TU Wien) and Svenja Schäfer, Sophie Lecheler is studying a novel user-centric approach towards automated content...

31.05.2021
 

Sophie Lecheler, together with the Vienna Research Group on Algorithmic Targeted Communication organizes an online workshop with an highly...

27.05.2021
 

Sophie Minihold, Teresa Weikmann and Hannah Greber are presenting and discussing their papers at ICA pre-conferences!

27.05.2021
 

Our team is presenting presentations on the "fake news" label, immersive journalism and effects of misogynistic advertisement at the International...

26.05.2021
 

Jana Laura Egelhofer published her book chapter on "Fake News" in the book "Power of Language. SPRACHGEWALT – Misused words and other political battle...

01.05.2021
 

Ming Boyer published his article on the role of aroused affective states for motivated reasoning in The International Jouranl of Press Politics!...

14.04.2021
 

Sophie Lecheler was invited to hold a guest lecture at the University Göteborg as part of the Workshop "Knowledge and Resistance".

14.04.2021
 

Sophie Minihold, together with Linda Bos, published their article on "the Use of Moral Rhetoric in Multiparty Systems" in Political Psychology....

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