Marjolein Moorman was interviewed about the US elections in a one-hour special on BNR Nieuwsradio (listen back to it here). Bert Bakker discussed the first results of his study on the role of physiological responses to political communication on StukRoodVlees.nl (here) last week. Bert was also a guest in NPO Radio 1’s Nieuws BV to talk about the role of emotions in politics. Furthermore, this week Bert hosted the 3rd Dutch Political Psychology meeting with an exciting program (here). On Wednesday Claes de Vreese spoke at an event on framing, organised by the Amnesty International Student Group Amsterdam (https://www.facebook.com/events/1182565065119909/).
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We are proud to announce that Mark Boukes won the “Top paper panel award” of the Political Communication Division at the National Communication Association conference last week. Mark co-authored the paper with Alyssa Morey and Steven Kleinman, and it was entitled: “Talking politics: Discussion partner and group preferences.” Penny Sheet’s co-authored paper also won this award. Congratulations!!
On Saturday, Sanne Kruikemeier was interviewed about the same topic by the NOS.
Joost van Spanje was on national TV (RTL4 EditieNL) last Wednesday in an item about the Dutch political party 50PLUS.
Claes de Vreese was interviewed for Danish national radio on Wednesday for an item on populist communication, based on his new book.
Last week Damian Trilling gave an invited talk on automated content analysis of social media at the Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJo) at Dublin City University.
On November 24, Sanne Kruikemeier will give a talk at the The Hague Peace Projects conference about social media usage and its implications in democracies today.
CPC-related researchers are not only busy with the US elections but also deal with other pressing questions – although certainly research into populism is very informative these days. Last week, Joost van Spanje was interviewed by “Heute Journal” of the German TV broadcaster ZDF about the Wilders trial in the Netherlands. Bert Bakker‘s research on populism as well as physiological responses to political communication was featured on the Dutch programme “Kennis van Nu” (see the show here). Erik Albaek and Claes de Vreese published an op-ed in a national Danish newspaper on the relationship between media and politics, based on an edited Danish language issue of a journal (see link). And this Friday, Claes de Vreese gives a lecture about media, politics and framing to the ‘Kennis voor de Stad’ (which is an initiative by the UvA/VU, City of Amsterdam, and KNAW).
Last week, Bert Bakker ran a small study during the President’s Night as part of his #HotPolitics project in the Melkweg (see picture, with Gijs Schumacher & Matthijs Rooduijn). Dozens of people measured how their heart rate responded when watching Trump or Clinton. Later that night, he gave a talk during the President’s Night of the Roland Holst College in Hilversum (Gooi & Eemlander). A blogpost with a first assessment of the outcome of the US elections appeared on StukRoodVlees (with Gijs Schumacher & Matthijs Rooduijn) and was covered in De Tijd. This Thursday evening, Bert will give a talk on the U.S. elections for students from Media & Culture of the UvA as part of their “kroeg college” lecture series. Last week, Claes de Vreese was interviewed in Trouw on the role of the media in the US campaign, and he co-authored (with Christian Bächler and David Hopmann) an op-ed for the online Danish political news site Altinget. Rens Vliegenthart published a blog post on StukRoodVlees (in Dutch) on the role of the Dutch media reporting about the US elections.
CPC and the ASCoR Program Group on Political Communication & Journalism was represented by 11 paper presentations at the 6th European Communication Conference in Prague. We are proud that Carlos Brenes Peralta won the Political Communication division’s top abstract award. His abstract of the paper “Desired vs. Correct Conclusions: The Motivated Selection of Balanced Content”, that is co-authored by Magdalena Wojcieszak, Yphtach Lelkes and Claes de Vreese, received the highest reviewers’ scores of all submissions for the Political Communication division at the conference. Congratulations Carlos!
Last week, several CPC-related researchers took part in the 6th European Communication Conference in Prague. We are proud to announce that Andreas Schuck, Associate Professor at ASCoR, was elected as the new Chair of the Political Communication Section of ECREA. His new team also comprises the vice-chairs Vaclav Stetka (Loughborough University / Charles University Prague) and Melanie Magin (University of Mainz). Congratulations Andreas!
Today is election day! To help celebrate (or commiserate), Bert Bakker, along with Gijs Schumacher (UvA, political science) and Matthijs Rooduijn (Utrecht University), will set-up a physiological lab during the President’s Night in the Melkweg in Amsterdam (see link here). Bert and colleagues will be measuring visitors “gut feelings” (i.e., arousal) towards Clinton and Trump.