CPC ready for virtual ICA

The presentations are recorded as we speak. We need much bandwidth, seeing all these diverse topics CPC will cover. From disinformation, to open science and from satire to news recommender systems. And much, much more. PolCom PG ICA 2020 papers: Araujo, T., Zarouali, B., Ohme, J., & de Vreese, C.H. (2019). Open science for (automated) private interactions: Chatbots as (open) data collection engines. Bos,…

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Claes secures NORFACE funding

The NORFACE application “THREATPIE: The Threats and Potentials of a Changing Political Information Environment” from the NEPOCS (nepocs.eu) network was successful. Claes is one of the core applicants. The project involves cross-national data collection and four positions in different countries, including a postdoc, spending time in both Antwerp and Amsterdam.

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Damian Trilling appointed Associate Professor

Damian will focus on the Communication in the Digital Society strategic initiative, combining research and teaching activities. Together with Theo Aroujo, Damian will set up an internal infrastructure to accelerate digital research within ASCoR in partnership with the Digital Communication Methods Lab.

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Sanne receives two NWO-grants

Sanne together with Rens and Jeroen de Ridder (VU) received a NWO grant focusing on conflict framing in social media. For more information see: https://www.nwo.nl/en/news-and-events/news/2019/12/in-nine-collaborative-projects-social-sciences-and-humanities-researchers-are-jointly-investigating-the-digital-society.html Sanne also received an NWO-Raak grant for the project (together with Sophie Lecheler and Yael de Haan) “From black box to gift box: Hidden mechanisms in automated journalism”. For more information see: https://www.journalismlab.nl/j-lab-start-nieuw-tweejarig-onderzoek-naar-het-gebruik-van-geautomatiseerde-tools-door-journalisten

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Katjana speaks about the new European Commission

Katjana hosts an ACES public roundtable on “The new European Commission. On the Spitzenkandidaten procedure and the challenges ahead”. Register here: https://www.spui25.nl/spui25-en/events/events/2020/01/the-new-european-commission.html?origin=NY%2F9hMhAQhOv8%2FEeoPahTA

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ERC Consolidator grant for Joost van Spanje

Joost’s project is called: ‘New Parties on the News: How New(s) Media and New Parties Shape Attention and Electoral Support for Political Ideas’ “ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they may still be consolidating their own independent research team or programme. Applicant Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature,…

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NWO funding for microtargeting research

Big Brother wants your vote: how critical micro-targeting influences Dutch democracy  NWO has awarded 750.000 euro to study political microtargeting in the Netherlands. Political actors send citizens tailored, microtargeted messages, hoping to get more votes. This approach comes with potential upsides (more political engagement) and potential downsides (deceit of citizens). This project studies the chances and threats of microtargeting…

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