Oct 112016

bertOn Wednesday evening, Bert Bakker is giving a talk “Would you vote for Trump? Insights from psychology and political communication” as part of the Amsterdam Research Initiative. He will discuss the psychological roots of support for Trump – as well as Clinton. Bert will show that Trump speaks the language of the personality of his voters. Bert will base his answers on exciting new experimental evidence he collected in the United States this summer. As usual, the talk will be followed by a nice borrel. When: 12 October 2016, 17:30 – 18:30. Where: REC-C 10.20. You can find more information here. All are welcome!

On Tuesday evening Bert will present a shorter version of the talk during the “Ouderavond” for the parents of first year students organized by Mercurius studievereniging.

Today, Sanne Kruikemeier will give a lecture about “Citizenship, politics and social media” at the stichting Nederlands Ugandees Wezenproject and a guest lecture for the annual WON manifestation at the UvA.


Oct 032016

auditorium-662172-mTwo PhD candidates will defend their theses: Björn Burscher will present his thesis titled “Machine-learning based content analysis” to the thesis committee in The Aula on Wednesday; Alina Feinholdt will defend her thesis on “Fight or flight: Affective news framing effects” in the Agnietenkapel on Friday. Good luck to you both!

Rens Vligenthart and Claes de Vreese will take part in the “Avond van Wetenschap & Maatschappij” in the Ridderzaal in the Hague this evening; tomorrow Claes de Vreese will give a presentation at a seminar at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the Nature of Changing (Dutch) EU attitudes. Moreover, this Friday the Amsterdam School of Communication Research hosts the RPA Communication lecture by Professor Nicholas A. Valentino (University of Michigan), on emotion, ethnocentrism / sexism, and the rise of Donald Trump.

Bert Bakker’s research on support for populists was published on the Newsweek website: “How ‘deplorable’ are Trump voters? What the data reveal”

Sep 272016

by Wiebke Hallerberg, MSc student Corporate Communication

Slow Food, Slow Travel and now Slow Journalism…?

Carlo Petrini, the founder of the Slow Food Movement, defines the movement with 3 attributes: Good, clean and fair. The Slow Food Movement is about co-production, which includes an active reflection role of the consumer in the production process. But, can we find parallels between responsible consumption and investigative journalism, and thus develop the concept of Slow Journalism? Continue reading »

Sep 232016

home_coverNext week, several CPC related researchers will present their research at the 2016 International Journal of Press/Politics Conference. Presentations include, among others, “The Engaging Effect of Exemplars” by Kim Andersen, Morten Skovsgaard, Erik Albaek, and Claes de Vreese; “Taking the lead? Understanding dynamics of individual politicians’ visibility in traditional and online media” by Sanne Kruikemeier, Katjana Gattermann and Rens Vliegenthart. The conference will take place on 29-30 September and is hosted by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford. The programme can be accessed here.

Sep 212016

Screen Shot 2015-09-27 at 21.39.32This afternoon the Research Priority Area Communication continues its focus on the challenges of measuring exposure to communication in a changing media landscape. They host an international seminar, which focuses on Exposure to Communication and precedes an international conference being held on September 22 and 23 by the Methods division of the German Communication Association. Continue reading »

Sep 212016

claes-knawOn 12 September at the Trippenhuis Building, Claes de Vreese was installed as a new member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Science. Members are prominent researchers active across the arts and sciences. New members are nominated by peers from within and outside the Academy. The Academy has about five hundred members and they are appointed for life. Congratulations Claes! https://www.knaw.nl/nl/actueel/nieuws/knaw-kiest-zestien-nieuwe-leden-2016


Sep 212016

Last weekcamera-1427220 Claes de Vreese, along with other editors Toril Aalberg, Frank Esser, Carsten Reinemann and Jesper Stromback, wrote a blog for the London School of Economics on their new book about Populist Political Communication. The book includes a chapter about populism in the Netherlands by Michael Hameleers, Linda Bos, and Claes.

Last Saturday, Reformatorisch Dagblad published an interview with Claes on the upcoming general election campaign.

Last Thursday Claes featured on the current affairs show Nieuwsuur, with a studio interview based on the latest results from the EU attitudes research . He featured again on Sunday in an item on media use and ‘divided worlds’.


Aug 292016


Last week Damian Trilling went to Bergen in Norway to take part in a workshop about automatic content analysis/computational social science. Bert Bakker was interviewed by NOS.nl about the new Freedom Party program on Friday (here). His #hotpolitics project which he co-conducted at the Lowlands Festivale received some media attention, including NOS.nlNPO Radio 1 Nieuws & Co;  Kennis van NuNew Scientistde StentorFolia (1 & 2) and StukRoodVlees (12). Finally, Bert Bakker also wrote a blog on the LSE British Politics and Policy blog about his recent publication in Political Psychology on Personality traits, income and economic ideology.
Aug 232016

lowlands sqBert Bakker, who is a CPC affiliate and Assistant Professor at ASCoR, conducted an innovative study together with Matthijs Rooduijn (Sociology, Utrecht University) and Gijs Schumacher (Political Science, University of Amsterdam) at the Dutch Lowlands Festival, that took place from 19 to 21 August. The purpose of their project “Politics isn’t cool. It’s HOT” was to study physiological reactions to political messages. Bert Bakker was interviewed on this project by Jurgen van den Bergh on Radio1. He and his colleagues also published a blog post and gave an interview at the University of Amsterdam (in Dutch).

Furthermore, last week Claes de Vreese was interviewed on Danish Radio1 about his new co-edited book on “Populist Political Communication in Europe“. Earlier this month, Katjana Gattermann gave an interview to Vrij Nederland/de Oplossers on post-Brexit developments in the European Union.