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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Online Political Microtargeting: Promises and Threats for Democracy

New publication by CPC colleagues in Utrecht Law Review: Zuiderveen Borgesius, F. J., Möller, J. E., Kruikemeier, S., Fahy, R. F., Irion, K., Dobber, T., … de Vreese, C. H. (2018). Online Political Microtargeting: Promises and Threats for Democracy. Utrecht Law Review, 14(1), 82-96. Abstract: Online political microtargeting involves monitoring people’s online behaviour, and using the collected data, sometimes enriched with…

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A series of persuasive events. Sequencing effects of negative and positive messages on party evaluations and perceptions of negativity

New publication by Allessandro Nai and Hendrik Seeberg! Read the abstract here. Abstract: We test how party evaluations and perceptions of negativity are affected by sequences of positive/negative persuasive messages. In an experimental survey collected in Denmark, respondents were exposed to either a positive or a negative message on three issues in a random order; this creates a setting where…

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Two crates of beer and 40 pizzas: the adoption of innovative political behavioural targeting techniques

New publication by Tom Dobber, Damian Trilling, Natali Helberger, and Claes de Vreese in Internet Policy Review. Read the abstract below.       Abstract: Political campaigns increasingly use data to (micro)target voters with tailored messages. In doing so, campaigns raise concerns about privacy and the quality of the public discourse. Extending existing research to a European context, we propose…

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