Dr. Jana Laura Egelhofer

Dr. Jana Laura Egelhofer

Universitätsassistentin (Post-Doc)

Main Research Areas and Interests

  • Mis- and disinformation
  • Political elite media criticism
  • Media perceptions
  • Anti-science discourse

Jana Laura Egelhofer is a Post-Doc at the Department of Communication of the University of Vienna. She works in the Political Communication Research Group, chaired by Prof. Dr. Sophie Lecheler. Her main research topics include mis- and disinformation, political elite media criticism, media perceptions, and anti-science discourse.

In her dissertation (completed December 2021 with distinction), Jana Laura Egelhofer investigated how the ‘fake news’ term has been instrumentalized by politicians in order to discredit critical news outlets, how this and other incidents of media criticism affect citizens’ media perceptions.

Jana is currently also working in the Scientific Programme Coordination of the interdisciplinary research program “GOVERNANCE – Democratic governance in a turbulent age” (funded by NORFACE).

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