Sep 272015

Screen Shot 2015-09-27 at 21.39.32With a festive kickoff event in the Agnietenkapel, the personalized communication launched their project. A lot of interested guests and partners of the project attended the event. Combining perspectives from law, policy, media studies, computer science and journalism, a panel of experts discussed the state of personalised communication and its implications (for more information see:

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Sep 222015

frequency-survey-scale-1-1236504Damian Trilling gave an invited talk at the annual meeting of the Dutch Platform for Survey Research (Nederlandstalig Platform voor Surveyonderzoek, NPSO). In his talk, Damian provided an overview of different techniques for automated content analysis, as they are used in research conducted at CPC. The slides are available on slideshare:


Aug 242015

AEJMC-Logo-mediumJoost van Spanje and Claes de Vreese received a Honorable Mention for the ‘2014 Lynda Lee Kaid Best Published Paper in Political Communication Award’ from the ‘AEJMC Political Communication Interest Group’ for the article: “Europhile Media and Eurosceptic Voting: Effects of News Media Coverage on Eurosceptic Voting in the 2009 European Parliamentary Elections”, which was published in ‘Political Communication’. A volunteer committee reviewed all political communication articles published in 2014 across 15 journals. The top five finalists were reviewed by the full committee and both a winner and honorable mention were selected (see: link).

Jul 212015

beeldmerk-avatar-nwo-roodThe Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) awards CPC researcher Katjana Gattermann with Veni Grant for her project “Facing Europe: The Personalization of European Union Politics in News Coverage and its Consequences for Democracy”. During the next three years, she will examine how political personalization in the news promotes the relationship between politicians and citizens in the European Union.