Digital Communication Methods Lab kickstarted

On Monday February 5th, the digital communication methods lab was officially launched. The Digital Communication Methods Lab is an initiative of the RPA Communication, focusing on innovative research and bringing together existing and new projects with digital communication methods as its cornerstone. The lab aims at expand the innovative work on methods, analyses, and scientific practices critical to Communication Science,…

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Guest lecture Amanda Bittner

On January 25th CPC, together with the Department of Political Science, hosts a lecture on the presidentialization of politics by visiting scholar Amanda Bittner (associate professor in Political Science at the University of Newfoundland St. John’s). Dr. Bittner’s research focuses on elections and voting in both Canadian and comparative contexts.

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CPC research in the Washington Post

The study dealing with the effects of news consumption on mental well-being by Mark Boukes and Rens Vliegenthart featured in an article by the Washington Post. To read the academic article, click here; if you are interested in the WP-article, check it out here.

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Laura Jacobs on refugees

On December 18, the results of a study by Laura and colleagues from KU Leuven using data from the European Social Survey (ESS) about public attitudes toward refugees and immigrants were published in several national newspapers in Belgium (see for instance here) ). On December 12, Laura was also interviewed about the study in the Flemish radioshow ‘Hautekiet’ on…

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Presidentialization Lecture

On January 25th the Department of Political Science and the Department of Communication Science are happy to host a lecture on the presidentialization of politics by visiting scholar Amanda Bittner, associate professor in Political Science at the University of Newfoundland St. John’s. Dr. Bittner works on the personalization of politics, on which she published various influential books and articles….

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New colleague: Lukas Otto

Lukas Otto started as new UD in our PG. Welcome Lukas! A brief introduction by Lukas himself: “Dear colleagues, my name is Lukas Otto and I will be working at ASCoR at the Program group Political Communication & Journalism from 2018 on. I did my Master in Psychology and my PhD at the University of Koblenz-Landau at the Institute for…

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Bernd Schlipphak visiting CPC

Bernd Schlipphak, University of Muenster, will be visiting the communication department at the UvA from January 15 to February 8, 2018. While staying in Amsterdam, he focuses on two projects. Firstly, he analyzes the (contrasting) effects of elite vs. popular cues on citizens’ international attitudes in (non-)authoritarian settings. Secondly, he will work on a grant proposal that explores necessary conditions…

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Katjana Gattermann presents at MAPLE conference

Katjana Gattermann is in Lisbon on 4-5 December to take part as presenter and discussant in the MAPLE Conference. MAPLE stands for “Measuring and Analysing the Politicisation of Europe before and after the Eurozone crisis” and is an ERC project by Prof Marina Costa Lobo. For more information about the conference, please click here.

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