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Dr. G.L.A. (Toni) van der Meer

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
CW : Corporate Communication

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Postal address
  • Postbus 15791
    1001 NG Amsterdam
Contact details
  • About Toni van der Meer

    Toni G. L. A. van der Meer is an Associate Professor at the Department of Corporate Communication of ASCoR, University of Amsterdam. In 2016 Toni defended his PhD on crisis communication (2013-2015). The dissertation focused on the communicative interplay between the organization, news media, and the public in times of crisis. After his PhD, Toni has continued his line of research in crisis communication to answer questions like, what is the role of news media and/or social media in the framing of a crisis? What happens if inaccurate information gets spread during a crisis?

    A second and related line of his research focuses on biases in thes news and mediatization. From 2019, Toni works on a NWO-funded Veni project titled “Is the world really in crisis? News bias in the contemporary media environment”. Despite long-term global trends demonstrating how living conditions have improved, media coverage is often event-driven and skewed to the negative side when it comes to selecting news items, leaving a different impression among audiences. This discrepancy between reality and media reality has resulted in research questions such as; has media coverage grown further apart from real-world developments over time? Who expose themselves to this type of negative news in today's high-choice media environment? and what are the effects of such exposure on public perceptions?

  • Publications


    • Kroon, A. C., van der Meer, G. L. A., & Pronk, T. (Accepted/In press). Does information about bias attenuate selective exposure? The effects of implicit bias feedback on the selection of outgroup-rich news. Human Communication Research.
    • Kroon, A. C., van der Meer, G. L. A., & Vliegenthart, R. (Accepted/In press). Beyond counting words: Assessing performance of dictionaries, supervised machine learning, and embeddings in topic and frame classification. Computational Communication Research.
    • van der Meer, G. L. A., & Hameleers, M. (2022). I Knew It, the World is Falling Apart! Combatting a Confirmatory Negativity Bias in Audiences’ News Selection Through News Media Literacy Interventions. Digital Journalism.
    • van der Meer, G. L. A., Brosius, A., & Hameleers, M. (2022). The role of media use and misinformation perceptions in optimistic bias and third-person perceptions in times of high media dependency: Evidence from four countries in the first stage of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mass Communication & Society.











    • van der Meer, T. G. L. A., & Zwier, S. (2012). Cause-related marketing: een driehoeksverhouding tussen consument, bedrijf en goed doel. Tijdschrift voor Communicatiewetenschap, 40(1), 26-45. [details]


    • Hameleers, M. & van der Meer, T. (2021). ASCoR Baschwitz Faculty Article of the Year Award.
    • Kroon, A. C. & van der Meer, G. L. A. (2016). Best student paper award: Who takes the lead? Investigating the dynamic interplay of organizational and news agendas..
    • van der Meer, G. L. A. (2014). Best Student Paper Award: Framing the crisis: A semantic-network approach to inquire frame alignment among PR, news media, and the public..
    • van der Meer, G. L. A. (2013). Unilever Research Prize.

    Talk / presentation

    • van der Meer, T. (keynote speaker) (11-3-2019). Crisis communication in contemporary media environment, International Crisis & Risk Communication Conference, Orlando.
    • van der Meer, T. (speaker) (2019). "Everything under Control?", Gemeente Amsterdam.
    • van der Meer, T. (speaker) (2019). Dangers of current media environment for crisis communication, SWOCC.
    • Verhoeven, P. (speaker) & van der Meer, G. L. A. (speaker) (1-12-2016). Making news about organisations: A co-production, VPRA WetenschapsUpdate, Amstelveen.


    • van der Meer, T. (other) (31-10-2016). Managing organisational crisis with communication (other).


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