Joost and Rachid show How Stigmatization of the PVV Reduces Its Electoral Support

Joost van Spanje and Rachid Azrout examined voters’ reactions to news media coverage of the Dutch party PVV. They found that exposure to stigmatization lowered perceived legitimacy of the PVV among voters who held anti-immigrant attitudes. In turn, this decreased these voters’ propensity to vote for the PVV. Joost and Rachid conclude that stigmatization can be a useful tool…

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Bert wins top paper award in D.C.

At ICA, Bert’s paper (co-authored with Yphtach Lelkes and Ariel Malka): ‘Understanding partisan cue receptivity: Tests of predictions from the bounded rationality and expressive utility model’ received a top paper award from ICA’s Political Communication division.  The paper is forthcoming at The Journal of Politics. More info here.

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EU-elections: ACES and VICES organise the Amsterdam live-stream of the Maastricht debate

On 29 April, ACES and VICES organise the Amsterdam live-stream of the “Maastricht debate” of the candidates for the presidency of the European Commission. The debate will be followed by a discussion with Gareth Davies (VU, tbc), Katjana Gattermann (UvA), Alessandro Nai (UvA), and Lukas Otto (UvA, tbc). Five candidates – Violeta Tomič (Party of European Left), Frans Timmermans…

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Alyt publishes time series analysis on immigration news as driver of anti-immigrant party support

Alyt Damstra (together with Laura Jacobs, Mark Boukes and Rens Vliegenthart) publishes timely paper on the impact of immigration news on anti-immigrant party support in JEPOP. Alyt and co-authors found that, over time, general immigration news positively impacted anti-immigrant party support, while other parties’ support did not increase. Read the paper here.

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Judith presents report on media diversity

The report is called: ‘beyond filter bubbles: media diversity policy options in data-driven media markets’. Together with Natali Helberger, Judith wrote the report for the Dutch media commissioners office. Last Thursday, she presented the findings and discussed implications with European media and market regulators.

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