Judith Möller, Fake News and Filter Bubbles

On Monday December 11, Judith Möller was invited to present her work on filter bubbels at the Ministry for Education, Culture, and Science along with colleagues from Information law. And, in the afternoon Judith is giving a keynote on fake news at a student organized conference and workshop about media literacy at the ministry of social affairs.

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Bernd Schlipphak visiting CPC

Bernd Schlipphak, University of Muenster, will be visiting the communication department at the UvA from January 15 to February 8, 2018. While staying in Amsterdam, he focuses on two projects. Firstly, he analyzes the (contrasting) effects of elite vs. popular cues on citizens’ international attitudes in (non-)authoritarian settings. Secondly, he will work on a grant proposal that explores necessary conditions…

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Save the date – Political Psychology meeting

Bert Bakker, Mark Dechesne, and Jojanneke van der Toorn kindly invite you to join them for the sixth Political Psychology Meeting, which will take place on Friday March 9th at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (University of Amsterdam). It is important to register for the meeting so that  an accurate head count for coffee/tea and lunch can be made. Participation is…

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Beyond Language

On November 16th, Tom Powell spoke at the second of two events at Pakhuis de Zwijger focused on informing citizens and opinion polling via the use of visuals. Gijs Rademaker, the opinion pollster from EenVandaag was also presenting. For more information about this event, click here.

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ECREA PolCom Conference

On November 22 and 23, several CPC members will be travelling to Zurich to present their work at the ECREA PolCom section Interim conference. The title of the conference is ‘Political Communication in Times of Crisis: New Challenges, Trends & Possibilities’. Have a look at the exciting program here.

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‘Controlling the Electoral Marketplace’: A New Book by CPC’s Joost van Spanje

  In his book, Joost van Spanje examines the reactions of mainstream political parties to the rising far left and far right parties in many different democracies. Van Spanje finds that, worldwide, parties react in several distinct ways: by imitating the extremist political parties, by isolating them (forming a cordon sanitaire), and by doing both. Among other things, using…

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Wanted: 3 postdoc’s in new project “FairNews”

Three vacancies are out now for postdoc positions in the new FairNews project, funded by the NWA and NWO. The FairNews project is part of the larger personalized communication network. For more information on the FairNews project, read here. The vacancies at TU Delft, ASCoR/UvA and IvIR/UvA can be found here, here and here. We look forward to your applications!

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Two new Postdoc vacancies

Find out more about two postdoc vacancies at the University of Amsterdam, one on “youth; social media and political participation” supervised by Claes de Vreese and Rens Vliegenthart; another about “media coverage and the economy” supervised by Rens Vliegenthart. Apply now by following the respective links! .

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Talk: Public television news broadcasters: beacons of quality?

On Tuesday, 17/10 Knut De Swert presented some of his current research on television news at an Amsterdam Research Initiative meeting, together with Ine Kuypers from the University of Antwerp. The title of their talk was: Public television news broadcasters: beacons of quality? An 18 country cross-European comparison. Here is the abstract of the talk: We often coin the…

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Vidi research team Joost van Spanje complete

The project studies potential electoral consequences of legal prosecution of (members of) Anti-Immigrant Parties, and the role of media therein. Under supervision of Joost van Spanje, the team consists of Rachid Azrout, Laura Jacobs, Lisanne Wichgers, Sjifra de Leeuw, and Roderik Rekker. The project is called ‘Defending or Damaging Democracy: Legal Action against Anti-immigrant Parties in Europe and its Effects on their Electoral…

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