• September 7, 2018
    New research project! The city of Vienna (MA 57) will fund a new research project, starting in September 2018. The project aims to study the effectiveness of disclaimer labels added to photographs on social media on adolescents' body image, and will be conducted by Kathrin KarsayBrigitte Naderer and Christina Peter (LMU Munich).
  • August 9, 2018
    Christian von Sikorski (together with Sigurd Allern, University of Oslo/Stockholm University) edited a Special Section on "Political Scandals as a Democratic Challenge", published in the International Journal of Communication. The Special Section brings together original papers on current international political scandal research including papers by, e.g., Robert Entman, Francis L.F. Lee, Paolo Mancini and Hans Matthias Kepplinger. The Section focuses on the primary question: What are the roles – and effects – of mediated political scandals on democratic processes?
  • August 2, 2018
    New AdME position! We are looking for a pre-doctoral researcher (University Assistant prae doc) to conduct the research project "Social Media and Political Engagement: Mechanisms and Contingencies" (PI: Jörg Matthes). The project, funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), started in June 2018 and is scheduled to run for three years (2018-2021).
    If you are interested in joining us, please check here for details.
  • August 1, 2018
    New AdME member! We are very happy that Anja Stevic has joined our group as a pre-doctoral researcher within our research project "Social Media and Political Engagement: Mechanisms and Contigencies", funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).
    Anja, a native Croatian, studied Journalism (BA: 2013, M.A.: 2016) in her home town at the University of Zagreb and completed the Master program in Communication Science at our department in June 2018.
    Welcome to our research group, Anja!
  • March 14, 2018
    Dissertation Award wins! We are very proud to announce that both Brigitte Naderer and Desirée Schmuck received major awards for their dissertations, completed in 2017 respectively.

    On March 12 Brigitte Naderer received the main prize of the 2018 Bank Austria Research Award for her dissertation "The impact of product placements in children's movies. Content, effects, and protective measures". The award is granted for theses and research work of high topicality that deal with an innovative subject and are of high practical relevance. The award includes prize money of € 4.000. 

    Simultaneously, Desirée Schmuck was granted the Doc.Award of the City of Vienna and the University of Vienna for outstanding doctoral theses at the University of Vienna for her dissertation entitled "Us against them: The effects of right-wing populist political advertising on intergroup attitudes".

    Congratulations, Brigitte & Desi!

    Impressions Dies Academicus 2018: Brigitte, Desi, all Award Winners
  • February 27, 2018
    We are very proud to announce that Kathrin Karsay recently defended her dissertation entitled "Objects of Desire. Content and Effects of Sexualizing Media" with distinction.
    Congratulations, Dr. Kathrin!
  • February 12, 2018
    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.
  • January 24, 2018
    The International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods published! 
    Three volumes, 260 articles and 2048 pages: Edited by Jörg MatthesWiley and the International Communication Association (ICA) published The International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods, which covers all communication research methods. It contains articles about data collection, data analysis, qualitative, quantitative, classical, modern and new approaches and methods. According to Wiley, it also "introduces new and advanced methods and measurement tools that have been developed in other fields but which may be useful to communication scholars."
  • January 12, 2018
    More positions! We are looking for a research assistant ("Studentische/r Mitarbeiter/in") to support our new research project "Effekte von gesunden Nahrungsmittelplatzierungen in Kindermedien auf das Essverhalten von Kindern" (PI: Jörg Matthes), funded by the Jubiläumsfonds of the Austrian Central Bank (Oesterreichische Nationalbank). 
    If you are interested in joining us for a period of 25 months, please check here for more details.
  • January 10, 2018
    We are looking to fill two positions to conduct the research project "Social Media and Political Engagement: Mechanisms and Contingencies" (PI: Jörg Matthes).

    – University Assistant (post doc) for 2 years, 4 months (Extent of Employment: 100%)
    – University Assistant (prae doc) for three years (75%)

    The salary (group B1) is in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement for Austrian Universities.

    The project will be funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and run for three years (2018-2021). It is scheduled to start in June 2018.
    Further information on the application process can be accessed here.