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Results: 1 - 40 of 74
Results: 1 - 40 of 74
  • Communication & Media Studies again number one worldwide in QS Ranking
    8 Mar 2021
    This year the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has once again been ranked best in the world for Communication Science & Media in the QS World University rankings by subject.
  • Joanna Strycharz receives AEJMC Emerging Scholar Grant
    18 Feb 2021
    Joanna Strycharz, and her co-author Claire Segijn, have been awarded the AEJMC Emerging Scholar Grant for their project titled: "A Change in Media Diet as a Result of Corporate Surveillance: A Comparison between ...
  • 'New political parties enter a life or death struggle'
    11 Feb 2021
    When people think of new political parties, they tend to think of successful examples such as Podemos in Spain or the 5-Star Movement in Italy. We often forget that the majority of new parties fail to win a single ...
  • girl holding cardboard on which is written 'Save our democracy'
    ‘A growing number of citizens is immune to the authoritarian virus’
    9 Feb 2021
    Is an authoritarian virus going around, damaging our democracy? Many fear so, due to the erosion of democratic values, the rise of authoritarian politicians and the resurgence of the extreme right. Political ...
  • Mark Boukes and Susan Vermeer win ASCoR Baschwitz Awards 2019
    18 Dec 2020
    ASCoR Researchers awarded on December 17, 2020
  • Bert Bakker awarded the Paul Lazarsfeld Professorhip at the University of Vienna
    17 Dec 2020
    From December 14 – 18, Bert Bakker is the Paul Lazarsfeld Professor at the Faculty of Social Science of University of Vienna. The professorship is awarded to outstanding scholars with an innovative profile in the ...
  • Gert-Jan de Bruijn receives large H2020 and NWA ORC Groot consortium grants.
    11 Dec 2020
    Gert-Jan de Bruijn is part of two large consortia that have received funding from EU and NWO National Wetenschapsagenda.
  • FMG starts first online Food Drive for Voedselbank Amsterdam
    10 Dec 2020
    Voedselbank Amsterdam is a foundation completely operated by four hundred volunteers who arrange food packages for 1900 households (4900 people) per week. Because of the corona situation, the clientele of the ...
  • Raising social awareness and finding technological solutions for antimicrobial resistance
    25 Nov 2020
    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), in which bacteria are increasingly resistant to antibiotics, is an explosively growing problem worldwide. An international interdisciplinary consortium including the University of ...
  • Alcohol advertising generally leads to higher alcohol consumption
    24 Nov 2020
    Alcohol marketing generally leads to higher alcohol consumption, also among minors. This is shown by a study by the University of Amsterdam in collaboration with the University of Twente, prompted by the Dutch ...
  • Marijn Meijers received a veni grant from NWO
    12 Nov 2020
    Since human behaviour contributes largely to the environmental crisis, it is crucial that people engage in pro-environmental actions. However, despite people's environmental concern, they might refrain from ...
  • Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap 2021 online
    29 Oct 2020
    Online Etmaal 2021 on February 4 &5
  • ICA 2021 will be a virtual conference
    29 Oct 2020
    The 71st Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, scheduled for 27-31 May, will no longer include Denver as an in-person portion of a hybrid event.
  • 19-20 Nov: workshop on Youth, News and Democratic Engagement
    29 Oct 2020
    On 19-20 November, the Centre for Journalism at the University of Southern Denmark will host the ‘Youth, News, and Democratic Engagement’ workshop in relation to a special issue of The International Journal of ...
  • Audiovisual information and multi-language eHealth tools are promising for expanding patient participation
    29 Oct 2020
    Online health tools can play an important role in expanding patient participation among older cancer patients and older Turkish-Dutch and Moroccan-Dutch cancer patients. Nida Gizem Yılmaz discovered that the use of ...
  • The role of race and gender in US elections
    29 Oct 2020
    While most attention seems to go to Trump’s behaviour and Covid19’s role in the US Elections 2020, we want to turn our attention to the role of race and gender. With communication scientist Penny Sheets Thibaut, we ...
  • ‘You could almost say that it’s already election day’
    26 Oct 2020
    Dutch journalist and US expert Laila Frank and American political media consultant Dan Kully shared their views on the American Presidential Elections with students from the Political Communication track at the ...
  • Trump’s personality might have become too much for strong Republicans
    15 Oct 2020
    A handful of weeks out of one of the most important presidential elections of our lifetime, Joe Biden is consolidating his lead in polls. And, yet, Donald Trump’s approval rate remains relatively stable. Is Trump ...
  • How the UvA is working to burst filter bubbles
    7 Oct 2020
    Are algorithmic news recommenders – and the possible filter bubbles they create - a threat to the democratic role of the media? Or do they actually represent an opportunity to advance the values and goals that we ...
  • woman who is frowning
    Do politics make you sweat or frown?
    21 Sep 2020
    We tend to have strong feelings when it comes to politicians, ranging from disgust to enthusiasm. So just how deep-seated are these feelings? Bert Bakker, Matthijs Rooduijn and Gijs Schumacher studied physical ...
  • Eight UvA researchers receive ERC Starting Grants
    3 Sep 2020
    The European Research Council (ERC) has this year awarded Starting Grants to eight UvA researchers. The laureates are: Thijs Bol, Janna Cousijn, Efstratios Gavves, Imke Harbers, Kristine Krause, Sanne Kruikemeier, ...
  • Embed public values in AI development
    3 Sep 2020
    Digital systems are becoming ever smarter and able to self-learn. This can be great for end users, who will receive much better services. But to what extent are public values safeguarded in this development? Do we ...
  • Claes de Vreese and colleagues receive grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation
    17 Aug 2020
    Claes de Vreese (ASCoR, University of Amsterdam), together with Prof. Frank Esser, Dr. Sina Blassnig (IKMZ, University of Zurich) and Prof. Anikó Hannák (Department of Informatics, University of Zurich), have ...
  • Is political microtargeting a threat to democracy?
    20 Jul 2020
    Microtargeting allows political players to send tailored messages to citizens in order to influence them. This could explain the successful Leave campaign in the UK, not to mention the surprising election of Donald ...
  • Eight UvA researchers test innovative ideas using Idea Generator funding
    3 Jul 2020
    Eight UvA researchers have had their proposals for out-of-the-box research ideas awarded funding from the Dutch Research Agenda’s Idea Generator programme. The researchers will each receive 50,000 euros to further ...
  • Margot van der Goot and Tom Dobber awarded grants by the RPA Human(e) AI
    4 Jun 2020
    Two ASCoR researchers were awarded grants by the RPA Human(e) AI, an UvA-wide initiative that is aimed at fostering the investigation of the societal consequences of Artificial Intelligence, and that is committed to ...
  • Persuasive Communication researchers awarded at ICA 2020
    25 May 2020
    The Persuasive Communication group won several awards at the 70th International Communication Association (ICA) conference.
  • Brahim Zarouali wins Award from the American Academy of Advertising
    19 May 2020
    Brahim Zarouali has won the Best Journal Article Award from the American Academy of Advertising for his article entitled 'Considering Children’s Advertising Literacy From a Methodological Point of View: Past ...
  • Communication scientists at the UvA turn their attention to the digital society
    14 May 2020
    Computers and technology are becoming increasingly important in society. What algorithms determine what my Facebook Timeline looks like? How harmful is misinformation? And who do we think would make fairer decisions, ...
  • Sanne Kruikemeier, Lukas Otto and Claes de Vreese receive NORFACE grant
    11 May 2020
    Sanne Kruikemeier, together with Lukas Otto and Claes de Vreese, and an international consortium, received a NORFACE grant for their international project "Data-driven campaigns: intended and unintended consequences ...
  • In Rosie We Trust…how are families using virtual assistants?
    1 May 2020
    Virtual assistants, which use speech recognition to carry out a growing number of tasks, are becoming increasingly popular. We still do not know much about how families with young children are using this new type of ...
  • Research into ‘corona humour’
    6 Apr 2020
    UvA communication scientist Mark Boukes collects and analyses corona humour from around the globe, together with Giselinde Kuipers from KU Leuven. What differences exist between humorous expressions in various ...
  • Guda van Noort obtains DFG grant
    12 Mar 2020
    Prof dr. Guda van Noort obtained a grant from The German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG). The grant was obtained together with prof. dr. Martin Eisend (PI) from the Viadrina European ...
  • UvA Communication & Media Studies once again number 1 in world: QS ranking
    4 Mar 2020
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has been ranked best in the world for Communication Science & Media for the third year in a row. The UvA ranks among the top 100 worldwide in 27 out of the 47 subject areas measured ...
  • ASCoR hosts Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap 2020
    7 Feb 2020
    On the 6th and 7th of February 2020, ASCoR hosted the “Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap”, the annual conference for all communication science scholars in the Netherlands, Flanders, and beyond.
  • Young Talent Award for Eline Smit
    6 Feb 2020
    On January 31st, Dr. Eline Smit received the Young Talent Award from the Association for Researchers in Psychology and Health (ARPH).
  • Portrait Judith Möller
    Do algorithms make us even more radical?
    29 Jan 2020
    ‘Technology ensures that we’re all served our own personalised news cycle. As a result, we only get to hear the opinions that correspond to our own. The result is polarisation’. Or so the oft-heard theory goes. But ...
  • Don’t drink, it’s fun
    17 Dec 2019
    On social media, young adults frequently encounter information that is in some way related to alcohol: from professional anti-alcohol advertisements, to strongly pro-alcohol posts by party-loving friends. These ...
  • Joost van Spanje receives ERC Consolidator Grant
    10 Dec 2019
    New Parties on the News. How New(s) Media and New Parties Shape Attention and Electoral Support for Political Ideas.
  • Seven UvA researchers receive ERC Consolidator Grants
    10 Dec 2019
    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Consolidator Grants to neuroscientist Birte Forstmann, Eastern Europe researcher Artemy Kalinovsky, clinical hematologist Arnon Kater, behavourial scientist Shaul ...