The Mobile Lab

Bert Bakker, Claes De Vrees, Gijs Schumacher and Frans Oort have received an NWO Investment Grant – Medium (E150,000) to establish the “Mobile Lab”. In the coming years they will create a facility to conduct lab-in-the-field studies (physiology, eye-tracking, EEG, video observations, etc.). The mobile lab will be a national facility available for all researchers at Dutch universities. Congratulations!

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Doris Graber

This week we received the sad news that Doris Graber passed away. Doris Graber was a central to the development of the political communication sub-discipline. She was the founding editor of Political Communication, our joint ICA-APSA journal. Dr Graber spent most of her career at the University of Illinois, Chicago (PhD Columbia University). She was a prolific author and…

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Judith Möller and Damian Trilling on Digital Traces

Last week Damian Trilling and Judith Möller presented their work on news use in Digital trace data at the symposium ‘Integrating and Analyzing Data from Surveys and Social Media‘ in Bochum. Judith was also invited to give a lecture at Bildung in Delft, a student organized workshop series for engineering students on social topics. Judith spoke about social bubbles,…

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Digital Communication Methods Lab kickstarted

On Monday February 5th, the digital communication methods lab was officially launched. The Digital Communication Methods Lab is an initiative of the RPA Communication, focusing on innovative research and bringing together existing and new projects with digital communication methods as its cornerstone. The lab aims at expand the innovative work on methods, analyses, and scientific practices critical to Communication Science,…

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CPC research in the Washington Post

The study dealing with the effects of news consumption on mental well-being by Mark Boukes and Rens Vliegenthart featured in an article by the Washington Post. To read the academic article, click here; if you are interested in the WP-article, check it out here.

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Laura Jacobs on refugees

On December 18, the results of a study by Laura and colleagues from KU Leuven using data from the European Social Survey (ESS) about public attitudes toward refugees and immigrants were published in several national newspapers in Belgium (see for instance here) ). On December 12, Laura was also interviewed about the study in the Flemish radioshow ‘Hautekiet’ on…

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Presidentialization Lecture

On January 25th the Department of Political Science and the Department of Communication Science are happy to host a lecture on the presidentialization of politics by visiting scholar Amanda Bittner, associate professor in Political Science at the University of Newfoundland St. John’s. Dr. Bittner works on the personalization of politics, on which she published various influential books and articles….

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