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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Alyt defended her dissertation

We are very proud of Alyt Damstra, who wrote an excellent dissertation and defended it with much conviction. Her dissertation is titled Economic News. How It’s Made and How It Matters. More info can be found here.

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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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Talks and travels December

Claes was part of a panel hosted at Facebook to discuss electoral integrity ahead of the European Parliament elections Andreas (Goldberg) will participate in the “Domestic Contestation of the European Union” conference at the LSE. Alyt will be attending the workshop “Media, Crisis, and Bubbles” at the University of Navarra, Spain. New research on the construction and effects of economic and financial news is…

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Claes de Vreese speaks in European Parliament

Claes spoke at the opening plenary of the EuroPCom conference held in Brussels on November 8-9, 2018. More than 1000 communication professionals joined the conference discussing the theme ‘campaigning for Europe’. Claes offered an analysis of the upcoming campaign leading up to the EP elections in May 2019, and made use of results from the ongoing ERC project EUROPINIONS.

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