• September 20, 2022
    EMERGE 2022 coming up! The Digital Society Lab of the University of Belgrade (Serbia) is organizing the international conference EMERGE 2022, to be hosted in Belgrade from December 16-18. The event will be co-organized by Jörg Matthes. The aim of the conference is to connect actors from the tech industry, policy makers, and academic researchers in discussing the social and economic impact of emerging technologies.

    We encourage all interested researchers to submit their abstracts by October 15. The Call for Papers can be accessed here.
  • September 16, 2022
    Diana Serrano joining as Visiting Scholar!
    Diana, who is a PhD student at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, will join our ranks for the next three months.

    Diana studied Business Administration and Management at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and graduated from the master's program Marketing Management at the same university. She is currently a PhD student. Her research studies the illegitimate behaviors of SVOD services (Netflix, HBO Max, etc.), especially the behavior of those who share their passwords with other households. The objective of the research is to determine whether introducing some access restrictions, such as request account verification when someone accesses outside the regular home, encourages SVOD users to pay the full fee or, on the contrary, to stop using the service.

    A very warm welcome to AdMe, Diana!
  • September 15, 2022
    Another AdMe position! We are currently searching for a student assistant to support the research project YouCount, funded by the Horizon 2020 program of the European Union. If you are interested in joining us, please check here for more details.
  • September 15, 2022
    Successful PhD defense! We are very happy to announce that Ines Spielvogel has just defended her dissertation entitled "Aufklärungshinweise für Produktplatzierungen in Kinderfilmen: Inhalte, Wirkungen und die elterliche Perspektive" with distinction.
    Congratulations, Dr. Ines!
  • September 11, 2022
    New AdMe position! We are currently looking for a predoctoral researcher to support our upcoming research project Sicherheitsgefühl der Menschen in neuen Medienlandschaften, scheduled to start in November 2022. If you are interested in joining us, please check here for more details.
  • September 7, 2022
    Sara de Sio joining AdMe as Visiting Scholar! We are happy to host Sara de Sio of the University of Bologna (Italy) until March 2023.

    Sara is a PhD student at University of Bologna, Italy. Her research interests refer to environmental sustainability. Specifically, her PhD project is about understanding the determinants and promoting consumers' green food purchasing behavior, focusing in particular on finding ways to increase their awareness and ability to make informed choices.
    Apart from conducting research, Sara is actively involved in the Italian PhD Student association, that promotes events to create awareness about PhD student working and health condition and to lessen their work-related stress.

    Welcome to AdMe, Sara!
  • September 5, 2022
    Paper published! The article The effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on selective exposure: Evidence from 17 countries (doi:10.1080/10584609.2022.2107745), a colloboration of the NEPOCS network involving Jörg Matthes, was just released by Political Communication.
  • August 24, 2022
    We are super proud to announce that Andreas Nanz recently defended his dissertation entitled "Incidental exposure in the online world: antecedents, mechanisms, and consequences" with distinction.
    Congratulations, Dr. Andi!
  • August 22, 2022
    New AdMe positions! We are currently looking for two predoctoral researchers to join our team. If you are interested in joining us, please check the University of Vienna's Jobcenter for further details.
  • August 19, 2022
    Visiting Scholar incoming! We are delighted to host Sofie Vranken of KU Leuven's School for Mass Communication Research until the end of the year. Sofie had already been a guest at our department in fall 2021.

    Sofie Vranken is a Ph.D. candidate at the Leuven School For Mass Communication Research (KU Leuven, Belgium) since September 2018. She obtained her MA in Communication Sciences, with a specialization in Media Psychology, at KU Leuven. Her project focuses on the role of social media platforms and socialization agents (i.e., peers, influencers) in adolescents' alcohol use. To address this topic, she employs a multimethod approach consisting of innovative qualitative (e.g., friendship group interviews) and quantitative methods (e.g., content analysis, experimental and eye-tracking research).

    Sofie will carry out a four-month research stay at the University of Vienna to complete an eye-tracking experiment focusing on hidden reception processes related to alcohol messages on Instagram and to carry out an experimental study on the role of source likeability in alcohol-related social media effects. During her stay, she will also finish writing her doctoral thesis.

    Welcome again to AdMe and our department, Sofie!
  • August 8, 2022
    New AdMe member! We are delighted to welcome Jaroslava Kaňková, who recently joined us to support our research project YouCount as research assistant. Jara is currently on the verge of completing our English-speaking Master program in Communication Science. Prior to joining our university, she completed her Bachelor in Media and Communication Studies (2020) at the Charles University Prague, Czech Republic.

    A very warm welcome to AdMe, Jara!
  • August 8, 2022
    Top Paper Award at AEJMC! Helena Knupfer, Ruta Kaskeleviciute, and Jörg Matthes received the First Place Faculty Paper Award of AEJMC's Religion & Media Interest Group for their work entitled "Silent sympathy: News attention, subtle support for far-right extremism, and negative attitudes toward Muslims".
  • August 3, 2022
    More publications! The paper A kind apart: The limited application of human race and sex stereotypes to humanoid social robots (doi:10.1007/s12369-022-00900-2) by Jaime Banks and Kevin Koban recently appeared in the International Journal of Social Robotics.
  • July 1, 2022
    Top AdMe job placement! Isabelle Freiling, who has been working within our YouCount project team since February 2021, was recently offered an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Communication at the University of Utah, UT, which she will join in fall 2022.

    Prior to joining AdMe, Isabelle studied Media Research & Practice (B.A.: 2014) and Applied Media Research (M.A.: 2016) at the Technical University Dresden. She was part of the DFG-Research Training Group Trust and Communication in a Digitized World at the University of Münster, where she completed her Ph.D. on misinformation on social media in June 2021. In Utah, Isabelle will continue with her research examining the use and effect of media, in both science and political communication.

    Congratulations, dear Isabelle! We wish you all the best for your personal and academic future.
  • June 16, 2022
    New AdMe position! We are currently looking to fill the position of a postdoctoral researcher within our team. If you are interested in joining us, please check the University of Vienna's jobcenter for further details.
  • June 1, 2022
    Awards at ICA 2022 in Paris! ICA's Political Communication Division honored Jörg Matthes with the Outstanding Reviewer Award.

    Furthermore, the paper The distraction effect. Political and entertainment-oriented content on social media, political participation, interest, and knowledge (authors: Raffael Heiss, Jörg Matthes, and Hendrik van Scharrel) received a Top Faculty Paper Award by ICA's Mass Communication Division.
  • May 31, 2022
    Paper published! Ariadne Neureiter's and Jörg Matthes's work entitled Comparing the effects of greenwashing claims in environmental airline advertising: Perceived greenwashing, brand evaluation, and flight shame (doi:10.1080/02650487.2022.2076510) was just released as advance online publication by the International Journal of Advertising.
  • May 25, 2022
    New AdMe position! We are currently looking for a student assistant to support the research project YouCount, funded by the Horizon 2020 program of the European Union. If you are interested in joining us, please check here for more details.
  • May 6, 2022
    New publication!
    The article The infodemic 'infodemic:' Toward a more nuanced understanding of truth-claims and the need for (not) combatting misinformation (doi:10.1177/00027162221086263), co-authored by Nicole M. Krause, Isabelle Freiling & Dietram A. Scheufele now appeared in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

    Furthermore, Mass Communication & Society published Ruta Kaskeleviciute's and Jörg Matthes's work entitled A vicious cycle? Threat of terror, perceived media bias, and support for surveillance policies (doi:10.1080/15205436.2022.2052903).
  • April 26, 2022
    More papers published! The Journal of Service Management recently released the article Transformative value positioning for service brands: Key principles and challenges (doi:10.1108/JOSM-11-2021-0419) by Sara Leroi-Werelds and Jörg Matthes.
  • April 7, 2022
    New article! Kathrin Karsay's, Jörg Matthes's, Desirée Schmuck's and Sarah Ecklebe's collaboration entitled Messaging, posting, and browsing: A mobile experience sampling study investigating youth's social media use, affective well-being, and loneliness (doi:10.1177/08944393211058308) has now appeared in Social Science Computer Review.
  • April 1, 2022
    Article published! The paper Seeing political information online incidentally. Effects of first- and second-level incidental exposure on democratic outcomes (doi:10.1016/j.chb.2022.107285) by Andreas Nanz and Jörg Matthes was just released in Computers in Human Behavior.
  • March 21, 2022
    The dates and topics of this semester's research colloquium are now available. As usual, we invite everyone to join us on interesting debates. Please also check who's given a talk at our colloquium in the past years.
  • March 18, 2022
    New papers available! Two new publications have now been made accessible by the Journal of Communication and the Journal of Information Technology & Politics, respectively.

    Nanz, A., & Matthes, J. (2022). Democratic consequences of incidental exposure to political information: A meta-analysis. Journal of Communication. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1093/joc/jqac008

    Matthes, J., Hirsch, M., Stubenvoll, M., Binder, A., Kruikemeier, S., Lecheler, S., & Otto, L. (2022). Understanding the democratic role of perceived online political micro-targeting: Longitudinal effects on trust in democracy and political interest. Journal of Information Technology & Politics. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/19331681.2021.2016542
  • March 15, 2022
    New AdMe member! We are happy to welcome Phelia Weiß as our newest team member. Phelia, who is currently stuying toward a MA qualification at our department, will work as a research assistant within the project Citizen Science Engagement of Refugees, led by Jörg Matthes & funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). Prior to joining the University of Vienna, she completed her bachelor studies in Communication Studies and Art History at the LMU Munich, Germany.

    Welcome to AdMe, Phelia!
  • March 13, 2022
    Master thesis proposals update! We invite all MA students who are interested in writing their upcoming master thesis under the support of our team to have a look at the proposals and interesting research projects posted on our site.
  • March 1, 2022
    New article released! The paper Explaining attitude-consistent exposure on social network sites: The role of ideology, political involvement, and network characteristics (doi:10.1177/08944393211056224) by Franz Reiter, Raffael Heiss and Jörg Matthes is now available through advance online access in Social Science Computer Review.
  • February 14, 2022
    Paper available! The Journal of Advertising just released Alice Binder's, Marlis Stubenvoll's, Melanie Hirsch's and Jörg Matthes's collaboration entitled Why am I getting this ad? How the degree of targeting disclosures and political fit affect persuasion knowledge, party evaluation, and online privacy behaviors (doi:10.1080/00913367.2021.2015727).
  • February 11, 2022
    More publications! Two more papers just appeared in Archives of Sexual Behavior and Online Media and Global Communication, respectively.

    Matthes, J. (2022). Social media and the political engagement of young adults: Between mobilization and distraction. Online Media and Global Communication. Advance online publication. doi:10.1515/omgc-2022-0006

    Thomas, M. F., Binder, A., & Matthes, J. (2022). "Love in the time of Corona": Predicting willingness to engage in sexting during the first COVID-19-related lockdown. Archives of Sexual Behavior. Advance online publication. doi:10.1007/s10508-022-02292-w
  • January 25, 2022
    New AdMe position! We are currently looking for a predoctoral researcher to conduct the research project Citizen Science Engagement of Refugees, funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). If you are interested in joining us, please check here for more details.
  • January 12, 2022
    Top AdMe job placement! Alice Binder, who has been part of our team since 2016, has accepted a position as senior scientist at the University of Klagenfurt (Austria) and recently joined Professor Christina Peter’s team.

    After completing her master studies in Journalism & Communication, Alice joined AdMe in October 2016. She first worked within the research projects Food product placements in children's movies: Content, mechanisms and protective measures and PolitikRadar: A Citizen Science tool for tracking political participation. After the conclusion of these projects, she continued as a predoctoral researcher under the supervision of Professor Matthes.

    Her dissertation entitled The influence of healthy food placements within children's movies. Persuasive mechanisms and effects received the Abby Prestin Dissertation of the Year Award by the Health Communication Divisions of the ICA & NCA, as well as the sowi:doc award of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Vienna. In April 2020, Alice defended her dissertation with "summa cum laude" (highest honor) and, since then, was working as a postdoctoral researcher within our group.

    Congratulations, dear Alice! We wish you all the best for your personal and academic future.
  • January 10, 2022
    Paper available!
    The article Social campaigns to social change? Sexual violence framing in U.S. news before and after #metoo (doi:10.1177/14648849211056386) by Selina Noetzel et al. was released by Journalism on January 3, 2022.