Claes de Vreese gave an interview to Danish public television on the ‘participatiesamenleving’ and he was interviewed for an article in Financieel Dagblad on Friday on the current changes in the political landscape of Europe. He also co-authored an op-ed in Berlingske Tidende on the importance of public service news provision also in the digital age.
With 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: http://personalised-communication.net/we-officially-started/).
Damian 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: http://www.slideshare.net/damiantr/npso
CPC-researcher Björn Burscher has written a post (co-authored by Joost van Spanje and Claes de Vreese) for the ‘LSE: British Politics and Policy Blog’ about their Electoral Studies article “Owning the issues of immigration”. See link.
CPC-researchers are very exited to welcome the new students following the Graduate School of Communication’s one year Master program in political communication and the Erasmus Mundus program. Classes start on August 31.
Joost 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).
CPC-researchers Sophie Lecheler and Andreas Schuck (together with Mario Keer and Regula Hänggli) wrote a blogpost in Communication Currents (the online web magazine of the National Communication Association), based on their 2015 Communication Monograph article on repetitive framing. Click here to view the blogpost.
The 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.
Last week, the CPC-researchers cycled to a “tea-garden” in Zuiderwoude where they enjoyed a high tea.