Ming Boyer & Loes Aaldering: What’s political for some, is personal to others

Ming Boyer and Loes Aaldering wrote a blog post about their recent publication on the influence of societal status on motivated reasoning.

You can read about this study in more detail in this blog by Ming Boyer and Loes Aaldering here (written in Dutch) or in the open access research paper here (written in English).

Sophie Lecheler - Communication during COVID-19

Sophie Lecheler was interviewed for the series kulturMontag by ORF and talked about the role of social media, freedom of opinion and political communication during COVID-19. 

Find the full interview in German here

New Feature - From novelty to normalization?

Nieman Lab and RQ1 Newsletter

The study 'From novelty to normalization? How journalists use the term "fake news" in their reporting' by Jana Laura Egelhofer, Loes Aaldering, Jakob-Moritz Eberl, Sebatian Galyga and Sophie Lecheler was featured in the RQ1 Newsletter, which highlights the latest research on journalism, and on the Nieman Lab Website. 

Find the RQ1 Newsletter here.

Find the Nieman Lab Feature here. 

Immersive Journalism

"Does immersive journalism have a future and if so, what does it look like?" Yael de Haan talks to the 'Stimuleringsfonds voor de Journalistiek' about the research by the JournalismLab, the University of Amsterdam and the University of Vienna, which is trying to answer these pressing questions for two years. In the years to come, we will certainly see immersive stories, made with, for example, virtual reality, but the technology remains subordinate to the story.

Find the full article in dutch here

Sophie Lecheler - Turmoil in Cyberspace

In a portrait by the Austrian newspaper "Die Presse", Sophie Lecheler talks about the roots of her passion for science, the current focus of her research and provides glimpses into what it means to be a professional researcher. Find the full article "Sophie Lecheler: Aufruhr im Cyberspace" here! 

Expert Opinion - How politicians stage themselves

As an expert, Sophie Lecheler explains why politicians need spin doctors, why they need to adhere to media logic and why emotions in political communication are not necessarily bad. 

Find the full article "Nur nicht stolpern: Wie Politiker sich inszenieren" in german in the Austrian newspaper "Der Standard" here. 

Guest commentary

Sophie Lecheler wrote a guest commentary on the topic of combining family life with her job as a professor for the APA Science website.

The APA Science article can be found here.

Interview Sophie Lecheler - Fake News

Fake News disseminate faster in the virtual world than the truth - but how can these Fake News be invalidated? Sophie Lecheler talks in this interview with ORF Science about the role of humans in contrast to bots in spreading Fake News, the situation regarding Fake News in Austria and the role of media literacy in handling Fake News. 

Find the full interview - „Fake News“: Warnung vor „Faktor Mensch“ - here. 

Loes Aaldering on negative media attention during an election campaign

The doctoral thesis written by Loes Aaldering is discussed on the Science X Platform. There, her findings are summarized - namely that the impact  of positive media attention on citizen's voting behavior is larger than negative reporting. Negative attention, however, does not seem to have negative repercussions for party leaders. 

You can find more information in the article "Negative media attention during election campaign does not harm party leaders: study" on the Science Communication Platform of Science X in English here. 

Radio Interview about Political Satire

Sophie Lecheler talked at Ö1 Doublecheck on political satire.
Find the full talk here!

Radio Lecture

Sophie Lecheler gave a radio lecture for Ö1 titled 'the Power of Words', on the influence of framing effects.

The lecture can be listened here.