Framing the participatory society: Measuring discrepancies between interpretation frames and media frames

New publication by Michael Hameleer and Rens Vliegenthart in International Journal of Public Opinion Research: Framing the participatory society: Measuring discrepancies between interpretation frames and media frames.Read more about this study in the abstract below, or click on this link: Abstract: This research introduces a methodological framework for a valid and reliable analysis of both media and interpretation frames. It responds…

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Effects of issue and poll news on electoral volatility: conversion or crystallization?

New publication by Sabine Geers, Linda Bos and Claes de Vreese in Acta Politica: Effects of issue and poll news on electoral volatility: conversion or crystallization? Read the abstract here: Abstract: In the last decades, electoral volatility has been on the rise in Western democracies. Scholars have proposed several explanations for this phenomenon of floating voters. Exposure to media…

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Combined Forces: Thinking and/or Feeling?

New publication by Laura Jacobs, Mark Boukes and Rens Vliegenthart in Political studies: Combined forces: Thinking and/or feeling? How news consumption affects anti-Muslim attitudes through perceptions and emotions about the economy. Read the abstract here: Abstract: This study develops a model that contributes to our understanding of the complex relationship between economic motivations and anti-Muslim attitudes by analyzing the underexplored role…

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The economy. How do the media cover it and what are the effects? A literature review.

New publication by Alyt Damstra, Mark Boukes, and Rens Vliegenthart in Sociology Compass, titled “The economy. How do the media cover it and what are the effects? A literature review.” Read more about this study in the abstract below, or click on this link. Abstract: This article provides an overview of key findings in the field of economic news…

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(Un)covering the Economic Crisis?

New publication by Alyt Damstra and Rens Vliegenthart in Journalism Studies, titled “(Un)covering the Economic Crisis?’ Read more about this study in the abstract below, or click on this link. Abstract: This study takes crisis coverage as the dependent variable. Focusing on the Netherlands, we investigate how print media framed the economic crisis (2007–2013) and to what extent temporal…

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Selective Exposure to Populist Communication: How Attitudinal Congruence Drives the Effects of Populist Attributions of Blame

New publication by Michael Hameleers, Linda Bos and Claes de Vreese in Journal of Communication, titled “Selective Exposure to Populist Communication: How Attitudinal Congruence Drives the Effects of Populist Attributions of Blame“. Read more about this study in the abstract below, or click on this link. Abstract: Although it has been argued that populist communication only appeals to a…

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Scaling up Content Analysis

New publication by Damian Trilling and Jeroen Jonkman in Communication Methods and Measures, titled “Scaling up Content Analysis”.Read more about this study in the abstract below, or click on this link. Abstract: Employing a number of different standalone programs is a prevalent approach among communication scholars who use computational methods to analyze media content. For instance, a researcher might…

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Dial ‘F’ for Fraud: Explaining Citizens Suspicions about Elections

New article by Alessandro Nai, Jeffrey Karp, and Pippa Norris in Electoral Studies, titled “Dial ‘F’ for fraud: Explaining citizens suspicions about elections”. Read more about this study in the abstract below, or click on this link. Abstract: Doubts about electoral integrity, whether justified or groundless, can undermine faith in the legitimacy of the democratic process. We investigate the reasons…

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The Economy, the News, and the Public: A Longitudinal Study of the Impact of Economic News on Economic Evaluations and Expectation

New article by Alyt Damstra and Mark Boukes in Communication Research, titled “The Economy, the News, and the Public: A Longitudinal Study of the Impact of Economic News on Economic Evaluations and Expectation.” Read more about this study in the abstract below, or click on this link. Abstract: This article studies the tripartite relationship between the economy, economic news, and…

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Algorithms in the newsroom? News readers’ perceived credibility and selection of automated journalism

New publication by Tom Powell in Journalism: Wölker, A. & Powell, T.E. (2018). Algorithms in the newsroom? News readers’ perceived credibility and selection of automated journalism. Journalism, Abstract: Automated journalism, the autonomous production of journalistic content through computer algorithms, is increasingly prominent in newsrooms. This enables the production of numerous articles, both rapidly and cheaply. Yet, how news readers perceive journalistic…

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