Active start into the new year

Researchers related to CPC have been very active in the first few weeks of 2016. Joost van Spanje gave a lecture at University College Maastricht. Claes de Vreese presented his research on Euroscepticism at the University of Copenhagen. He also spoke about political behavioural targeting at the “Computers, Privacy and Data Protection” Conference in Brussels (more information here). Claes will also…

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Talks in December

Several CPC-related researchers were invited to give talks across Europe during December. Claes de Vreese was interviewed by Dutch Radio 1 on the Danish referendum and by Danish Radio 1 on the topic of doubting voters and late deciders, both on December 3. Joost van Spanje gave a presentation at the HSD Conference “Legal Proceedings against Right-Wing Terrorism” which…

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Science communication event: a great success

Monday’s CPC event organized by Dr. Joost van Spanje was very successful. The event saw a wonderful performance by all six contributors. After Prof. Claes de Vreese’s opening of the event, Joost presented his work on legal, media, and political reactions to anti-immigration parties in Europe. After this, Prof. Bert Klandermans (VU) talked about his work on political and social exclusion of anti-immigration activists. Following…

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Political Psychology Conference this week

This Thursday and Friday 3-4 December, CPC-related researchers Yphtach Lelkes , Alina Feinholdt and Bert Bakker are hosting their inaugural Political Psychology conference at ASCoR. Over 100 academics with backgrounds in Communication Science, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology will come to Amsterdam to present their research. Among others, CPC researchers Sanne Kruikemeier, Magdalena Wojcieszak, Linda Bos, Bert Bakker and Tom Powell…

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Damian Trilling on tour

On 27th November, Damian Trilling was in Leuven where he gave an invited talk on automated content analysis at interdisciplinary IdeaLabs symposium on ‘Social media: incubators of a renewed news media landscape?’. This week, Damian will give an invited talk at a workshop at the Winter Symposium on Computational Social Science in Cologne; and he will also present a…

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Research by Yphtach Lelkes in Washington Post

The Washington Post has recently published an article which cites a joint publication of Yphtach Lelkes in Public Opinion Quarterly. Their research deals with polarization in the American mass public. They find that  both Republicans and Democrats increasingly dislike their opponents. The newspaper article can be found here; the original article can be retrieved following this link.

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Recent participation in various events

Andreas Schuck delivered a talk on “Framing and the ‘pictures in our heads’ – News frames and their effects on audiences” at the annual conference of The Dutch-Flemish Association for Investigative Journalism VVOJ in The Hague (for more information, see here).Claes de Vreese and Katjana Gattermann participated in the 35 year European Election Study jubilee conference in Mannheim (see more information…

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CPC members contribute to Career Event

ASCoR (Bas Sietses) and PhD students Nadine Strauss, Anne Kroon & Tom Powell organised a career event on Friday 6th November. The aim was to orient and discuss career options for PhDs in the academic and non-academic sectors. The day included individual consultations, career orientation presentations, and a panel discussion with former ASCoR members now working in the commerce,…

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