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ASCoR Baschwitz Article of the Year Award for Young Researchers

Amsterdam School of Communication Research / ASCoR


This award was established as an incentive to ASCoR PhD candidates, and is given for the best article published by an ASCoR PhD candidate in a peer-reviewed journal in the preceding year.

Michael Hameleers won the 2018 award for his article:

  • Hameleers, M., Bos, L., Fawzi, N., Reinemann, C., Andreadis, I., Corbu, N., Schemer, C., Schulz, A., Shaefer, T., Aalberg, T., Axelsson, S., Berganza, R., Cremonesi, C., Dahlberg, S., De Vreese, C.H., et al., (2018). Start spreading the news: A comparative experiment on the effects of populist communication on political engagement in sixteen European countries. The International Journal of Press/Politics, 23, 517-538.


Previous winners

Claire Segijn won the 2017 award for her article:

  • Segijn, C. M., Voorveld, H. A. M., Vandeberg, L., & Smit, E. G. (2017). The Battle of the screens: Unraveling attention allocation and memory effects when multiscreening. Human Communication Research, 43, 295-314.

Claire Segijn won the 2016 award for the article:

  • Segijn, C. M., Voorveld, H. A. M., & Smit, E. G. (2016). The Underlying Mechanisms of Multiscreening Effects. Journal of Advertising, 45(4), 391-402.

Nadine Stauß won the 2015 award for the article:

  • Strauß, N., Kruikemeier, S., van der Meulen, H., & van Noort, G. (2015). Digital diplomacy in GCC countries: Strategic communication of Western embassies on Twitter. Government Information Quarterly, 32(4), 369-379.

Sanne Opree won the 2014 award for the article:

  • Opree, S. J., Buijzen, M., Van Reijmersdal, E. A., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2014). Children's advertising exposure, advertised product desire, and materialism: A longitudinal study. Communication Research, 41, 717-735.

 Sanne Kruikemeier won the 2013 award for the article:

  • Kruikemeier, S., Van Noort, G., Vliegenthart, R., & De Vreese, C. H. (2013). Getting closer: The effects of personalized and interactive online political communication. European Journal of Communication, 28, 53-66.

Susanne Baumgartner won the 2012 award for the article:

  •  Baumgartner, S. E., Sumter, S. R., Peter, J., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2012). Identifying teens at risk: Developmental pathways of online and offline sexual risk behavior.  Pediatrics, 130, e1489-e1496.

Lotte Willemsen won the 2011 award for the article:

  • Willemsen, L. M., Neijens, P. C., Bronner, A. E., & de Ridder, J. A. (2011). 'Highly recommended!': The content characteristics and perceived usefulness of online consumer reviews.  Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 17, 19-38.

Mario Keer won the 2010 award for the article:

  • Keer, M., van den Putte, S. J. H. M., & Neijens, P. C. (2010). The role of affect and cognition in health decision making. British Journal of Social Psychology, 49, 143-153.

Sophie Lecheler won the 2009 award for the article:

  • Lecheler, S., de Vreese, C. H., & Slothuus, R. (2009). Issue importance as a moderator of framing effects. Communication Research, 36, 400-425.

Andreas Schuck won the 2008 award for the article:

  • Schuck, A., & de Vreese, C. H. (2008). The Dutch No to the EU Constitution: Assessing the role of EU skepticism and the campaign. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties, 18(1), 101-128.

Alexander Schouten won the 2007 award for the article together with Patti Valkenburg and Jochen Peter:

  • Schouten, A., Valkenburg, P. M., & Peter, J. (2007). Precursors and underlying processes of adolescents' online self-disclosure: Testing an "Internet-Attribute-Perception" model. Media Psychology, 10, 292-315.

Andreas Schuck won the 2006 award for the article together with Claes de Vreese:

  • Schuck, A. R. T., & de Vreese, C. H. (2006). Between risk and opportunity: News framing and its effects on public support for EU enlargement. European Journal of Communication, 21(1), 5-3

Eva van Reijmersdal won the 2005 award for the article together with Peter Neijens and Edith Smit:

  • van Reijmersdal, E. A., Neijens, P. C., & Smit, E. G. (2005). Readers' reactions to mixtures of advertising and editorial content in magazines. Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising, 27(2), 39-53.

About the award

Frequency: Annually

PhD candidates formally enrolled in the ASCoR PhD Program qualify for this award. Former ASCoR PhD candidates qualify until one year after their project end date. The article must have been published (not ‘due to appear') in the preceding year, in a peer-reviewed journal, must have the ASCoR PhD candidate as the first author, and must have resulted from PhD research conducted at ASCoR (e.g., not research that was conducted for the Master's thesis). ASCoR must be mentioned in the published article as the principal affiliation. The award will go to the PhD student(s) listed as author(s) of the article.

All ASCoR researchers can nominate articles from a list of eligible articles. Self-nominations are accepted. The selection committee consists of three scholars from different universities.

The winner of this award will receive a challenge cup, a feature on the ASCoR website and €250 in book vouchers.