• October 21, 2021
    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.

    New article available! Digital Journalism has just released Franz Reiter's and Jörg Matthes's work on Correctives of the mainstream media? A panel study on mainstream media use, alternative digital media use, and the erosion of political interest as well as political knowledge (doi:10.1080/21670811.2021.1974916).
  • October 14, 2021
    Article published!
    The paper Citizen science in schools: Predictors and outcomes of participating in voluntary political research (doi:10.1177/21582440211016428) by Raffael Heiss, Desirée Schmuck, Jörg Matthes & Carolin Eicher is now published (open access) in SAGE Open.
  • October 12, 2021
    Isabelle Freiling & Anja Stevic receive Research Award! The University of Vienna's Department of Communication awarded Isabelle and Anja the competitive Research Award 2021 for their proposal To disclose or not to disclose? The role of anxiety, privacy concerns, and connectedness in online self-disclosure. The award, established in 2014, offers financial support for young scholars to conduct innovative research projects.

    Congratulations, Isabelle & Anja!
  • October 10, 2021
    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.

    Furthermore, a new paper involving Jörg Matthes and published in New Media & Society is now available:

    ➥  Theocharis, Y., Cardenal, A., Jin, S., Aalberg, T., Hopmann, D., Strömbäck, J., Castro, L., Esser, F., van Aelst, P., de Vreese, C., Corbu, N., Koc-Michalska, K., Matthes, J., Schemer, C., Sheafer, T., Splendore, S., Stanyer, J., Stepinska, A., & Stetka, V. (2021). Does the platform matter? Social media and COVID-19 conspiracy theory beliefs in 17 countries. New Media & Society. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/14614448211045666
  • October 8, 2021
    Paper published! Sangwon Lee's, Andreas Nanz's and Raffael Heiss's collaboration on Platform-dependent effects of incidental exposure to political news on political knowledge and political participation is now available in Computers in Human Behavior (doi:10.1016/j.chb.2021.107048).
  • October 1, 2021
    New AdMe member! We are delighted to welcome Sophie-Catherine Schröter, who joins us in October as teaching assistant, within our ranks. Sophie is studying toward a MA qualification at our department. Prior to joining the University of Vienna, she studied Communication Science (B.A.: 2020) at the Otto-Friedrich-University of Bamberg, Germany.

    A very warm welcome to AdMe, Sophie!
  • September 28, 2021
    New paper available!
    The article Longitudinal relationships among fear of COVID-19, smartphone online self-disclosure, happiness, and psychological well-being: Survey study (doi:10.2196/28700) by Jörg Matthes, Kevin Koban, Ariadne Neureiter & Anja Stevic was recently published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

    Furthermore, Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention released Florian Arendt's, Manina Mestas's and Michaela Forrai's piece Uncovering blind spots in the intention to provide adequate help to suicidal individuals: An exploratory web-based experiment (doi:10.1027/0227-5910/a000819).
  • More papers published! Today, Alice Binder's, Brigitte Naderer's and Jörg Matthes's research entitled Shaping healthy eating habits in children with persuasive strategies: Toward a typology (doi:10.3389/fpubh.2021.676127) appeared in Frontiers in Public Health.
  • September 6, 2021
    New publications available! Four new publications of members of our team have been published in issues recently, while a further piece is now accessible as advance online publication:

    ➥  Freiling, I., Krause, N. M., Scheufele, D. A., & Chen, K. (2021). The science of open (communication) science: Toward an evidence-driven understanding of quality criteria in communication research. Journal of Communication. Advance online publication. doi:10.1093/joc/jqab032

    ➥  Koban, K., Haggadone, B. A., & Banks, J. (2021). The observant android. Limited social facilitation and inhibition from a co-present social robot. Technology, Mind, and Behavior, 2(3). doi:10.1037/tmb0000049

    ➥  Naderer, B., Matthes, J., & Schäfer, S. (2021). Effects of disclosing ads on Instagram: The moderating impact of similarity to the influencer. International Journal of Advertising, 40(5), 686-707. doi:10.1080/02650487.2021.1930939

    ➥  Thomas, M. F., Binder, A., & Matthes, J. (2021). The agony of partner choice: The effects of excessive partner availability on fear of being single, self-esteem, and partner choice overload. Computers in Human Behavior, 126, 106977. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2021.106977

    ➥  Thomas, M. F., Binder, A., & Matthes, J. (2021). Sexting during social isolation: Predicting sexting-related privacy management during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace, 15(3), Article 3. doi:10.5817/CP2021-3-3
  • August 9, 2021
    New AdMe position! We are currently looking to fill the position of a teaching assistant to support Professor Matthes's teaching activities. If you are interested in joining us, please check the University of Vienna's jobcenter for further details.
  • August 9, 2021
    Awards at AEJMC 2021! We are very proud that the work of our team has been recognized with a total of five awards at AEJMC's (virtual) annual convention.

    First Place Paper Award by the Political Communication Division
    Authors: Marlis Stubenvoll, Alice Binder, Selina Noetzel, Melanie Hirsch & Jörg Matthes
    Title: Living is easy with eyes closed: Avoidance of targeted political advertising in response to privacy concerns, perceived personalization and overload

    First Place Faculty Paper Award by the Religion & Media Interest Group
    Authors: Ruta Kaskeleviciute, Helena Knupfer & Jörg Matthes
    Title: Who says "Muslims are not terrorists"? News differentiation, Muslim vs. non-Muslim sources, and attitudes toward Muslims

    First Place Open Paper Competition by the Communication Theory and Methodology Division
    Authors: Jörg Matthes, Nicoleta Corbu, Soyeon Jin, Yannis Theocharis, Christian Schemer, Karolina Koc-Michalska, Peter van Aelst et al.
    Title: Perceived exposure to misinformation fuels emotional concerns about COVID-19: A cross-country, multi-method investigation

    Top Method Paper Award by the Communication Theory and Methodology Division
    Authors: Jörg Matthes, Nicoleta Corbu, Soyeon Jin, Yannis Theocharis, Christian Schemer, Karolina Koc-Michalska, Peter van Aelst et al.
    Title: Perceived exposure to misinformation fuels emotional concerns about COVID-19: A cross-country, multi-method investigation

    Fourth Place Paper Award by the Political Communication Division
    Authors: Andreas Nanz & Jörg Matthes
    Title: Seeing political information online incidentally. Effects of first- and second-level incidental exposure on democratic outcomes
  • August 5, 2021
    Advance online access: The paper Polarized platforms? How partisanship shapes perceptions of "algorithmic news bias", a collaboration of nine authors including Isabelle Freiling, is now accessible at New Media & Society (doi:10.1177/14614448211034159).
  • July 27, 2021
    New publication available! Anja Stevic's and Jörg Matthes study entitled A vicious circle between children's non-communicative smartphone use and loneliness: Parents cannot do much about can now be accessed at Telematics and Informatics (doi:10.1016/j.tele.2021.101677).
  • July 26, 2021
    More articles published! Two new papers have recently been released as advance online publications in Media Psychology and Digital Journalism, respectively. For further details, please check the DOIs below.

    Stubenvoll, M., & Matthes, J. (2021). Four paths to misperceptions: A panel study on resistance against journalistic evidence. Media Psychology. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/15213269.2021.1951767

    Van Aelst, P., Toth, F., Castro, L., Stetka, V., de Vreese, C., Aalberg, T., Cardenal, A. S., Corbu, N., Esser, F., Hopmann, D., Koc-Michalska, K., Matthes, J., Schemer, C., Sheafer, T., Splendore, S., Stanyer, J., Stepinska, A., Stromback, J., & Theocharis, Y. (2021). Does a crisis change news habits? A comparative study of the effects of COVID-19 on news media use in 17 European countries. Digital Journalism. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/21670811.2021.1943481
  • June 29, 2021
    New AdMe position! We are currently looking to fill the position of a teaching assistant to support Professor Matthes's teaching activities. If you are interested in joining us, please check the University of Vienna's jobcenter for further details.
  • June 28, 2021
    New article published! The paper Compensatory video gaming. Gaming behaviours and adverse outcomes and the moderating role of stress, social interaction anxiety, and loneliness (doi:10.1080/0144929X.2021.1946154) by Kevin Koban, Jonathan Biehl, Julian Bornemeier & Peter Ohler is now available online (open access) in Behaviour & Information Technology.
  • June 25, 2021
    Article published! Franz Reiter's and Jörg Matthes's study on "The good, the bad, and the ugly". A panel study on the reciprocal effects of negative, dirty, and positive campaigning on political distrust (doi:10.1080/15205436.2021.1934702) now appeared as open access article in Mass Communication and Society.
  • June 21, 2021
    New publication available! The American Scientist has just published the article The trust fallacy: Scientists' search for public pathologies is unhealthy, unhelpful, and ultimately unscientific (doi:10.1511/2021.109.4.226), a collaboration between Nicole Krause, Dietram Scheufele, Isabelle Freiling and Dominique Brossard.
  • June 11, 2021
    Workshop invitation! Together with Sophie Lecheler (PolCom Research Group, Department of Communication) we will be hosting a virtual workshop entitled Towards a Dynamic Perspective On Algorithmic Targeted Communication, to be held on June 22 (09:00-12:00am). The workshop is co-organized by Christiane Wendehorst (Department of Civil Law, University of Vienna) & Allan Hanbury (TU Vienna). Furthermore, the workshop will introduce the Algorithmic Targeted Communication (ATC) initiative.

    The full workshop program can be accessed here. If you are interested in joining via Zoom, please register with Nikolaus Wimmer (✉ nikolaus.wimmer@univie.ac.at) by June 18. You will receive a Zoom link in time before the workshop.
  • June 8, 2021
    We are very proud to announce that Anja Stevic recently defended her dissertation entitled "Calling or scrolling? The opportunities and risks of smartphone use for individuals' well-being" with distinction.
    Congratulations, Dr. Anja!
  • May 28, 2021
    Dissertation Award! We are very proud to announce that – as part of ICA's 2021 annual conference –  ICA's and NCA's Health Communication Divisions honor Alice Binder with the 2021 Abby Prestin Dissertation of the Year Award. Alice receives the award for her outstanding dissertation entitled "The influence of healthy food placements within children's movies. Persuasive mechanisms and effects", which she completed with "summa cum laude" in April 2020.

    Congratulations, Alice!
  • April 30, 2021
    New AdME position! We are currently looking for a student assistant for four months to support Professor Matthes's research activitites. If you are interested in joining AdME, please check here.
  • April 22, 2021
    New website online! We are now running a website specifically for our applied research. If you are interested in our recent applied projects, please check here.
  • April 8, 2021
    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 31, 2021
    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.
  • March 2, 2021
    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 1, 2021
    Mira Mayrhofer re-joining AdME! We are delighted to announce that Mira is re-joining our team as postdoctoral researcher to conduct the applied project Concept for Marketing/Communication for the Disease Management Program Chronic Heart Failure.

    As a student assistant and predoctoral researcher, Mira was already part of AdME between April 2015 and January 2019. She completed her dissertation entitled "The portrayal and effect of alcohol on Television" with distinction in January 2019.

    Welcome back, Mira!
  • February 1, 2021
    New AdME Member! We're very happy to announce that Isabelle Freiling is joining our ranks today as a researcher within our upcoming EU-funded project "YOUCOUNT". The project runs from February 2021 to January 2024 and is funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 Program for Research and Innovation.

    Prior to joining AdME, Isabelle was a Ph.D. student at the University of Münster and part of the German Science Foundation-funded Research Training Group "Trust and Communication in a Digitized World". Isabelle studied Media Research/Practice (B.A., 2014) and Applied Media Research (M.A., 2016) at the TU Dresden, Germany. In spring 2020, she was a Fulbright Visiting Researcher in the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her dissertation (scheduled to be completed in spring 2021) is on "Misinformation on social media. A user perspective on information evaluation comparing Germany and the U.S."

    A very warm welcome to AdME, Isabelle!