• May 4, 2023
    Another paper published! What can stop the "pester power"? A longitudinal study on the impact of children's audiovisual media consumption on media-motivated food purchase requests (doi:10.1111/ijpo.13018) by Alice Binder and Jörg Matthes now appeared in Volume 18, Issue 6 of Pediatric Obesity.
  • April 13, 2023
    New AdMe position! We are currently looking for a student assistant to support a study we will conduct in schools in Austria, scheduled for May 2023. If you are interested in participating in an interesting project, please check here for more details.
  • April 3, 2023
    More papers released! Two more papers have just been published by Telematics and Informatics and Computers in Human Behavior, respectively. First up, Michaela Forrai, Kevin Koban, and Jörg Matthes had their article Short-sighted ghosts. Psychological antecedents and consequences of ghosting others within emerging adults' romantic relationships and friendships (doi:10.1016/j.tele.2023.101969) published in Telematics and Informatics.

    Further, Computers in Human Behavior made Isabelle Freiling's and Jörg Matthes's contribution Correcting climate change misinformation on social media: Reciprocal relationships between correcting others, anger, and environmental activism (doi:10.1016/j.chb.2023.107769) available as advance online publication.
  • March 28, 2023
    Article available! The paper All the news that is fit to print? Reporting on a victim's character during a crisis (doi:10.1111/1468-5973.12461) by Daniel Laufer, Sabine Einwiller, and Ariadne Neureiter recently appeared in the Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management.
  • March 22, 2023
    Digital Hate Talks starting April 17! This semester, we are organizing a talk series on digital hate and online hate speech with internationally renowned scholars within our ERC-funded project Digital Hate: Perpetrators, Audiences, and (Dis)Empowered Targets. For detailed information, please check our project website and the announcement poster.
  • March 21, 2023
    Award win! Anja Stevic was recently honored with the Teaching Award of the Department of Communication. The award honors outstanding teaching in Communication Science at our department.
    Congratulations, dear Anja!
  • March 15, 2023
    Top AdMe job placement!
    Marlis Stubenvoll, who has been part of our team since 2017, has accepted a position as Senior Scientist at the University of Klagenfurt (Austria) and has joined Professor Christina Peter’s team.

    Prior to becoming a long-term AdMe member, Marlis studied German Philology (BA, 2014) at the University of Vienna. After completing her master studies in Journalism, Media and Globalisation at the Universities of Amsterdam (NL) and Aarhus (DK), Marlis joined AdMe in November 2017 as a project assistant and predoctoral researcher. In 2018, she was awarded a competitive and prestigious uni:docs fellowship for a period of three years. Since October 2021, Marlis was part of the NORFACE project team investigating consequences of data-driven campaigns for democracies. She recently defended her dissertation entitled Why misperceptions persist: The role of resistance to evidence in political news with "summa cum laude" (highest honor).

    Congratulations, dear Marlis!
    We wish you all the best for your personal and academic future.
  • March 6, 2023
    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, 2023
    Maryam Khaleghipour joining ERC project DigiHate! Maryam, who has already been a Research Fellow at our department since last fall, will support DigiHate as a predoctoral researcher for the upcoming years.

    Before joining AdMe, Maryam studied Social Communication Science (M.A, 2019) at the University of Tehran, Iran. In 2022, she received a prestigious fellowship by the Haamee Institute for Advancement of Humanities and Social Sciences (based in Iran) to start her doctoral studies at the University of Vienna.

    Welcome again to AdMe, dear Maryam!
  • March 1, 2023
    Michaela Forrai re-joining AdMe! We are delighted to welcome back Michaela as a predoctoral researcher within our team. Together with Jörg Matthes and Kevin Koban, she will conduct the research project Social Media Use and Adolescents' Well-Being, funded by the Austrian Science Fund.
    Ela is a familiar face in our research group, having supported us in various projects from 2018-2022 as a Bachelor and Master student. During the last year, she was a predoctoral researcher within Florian Arendt's project Reporting on Suicide in the Nineteenth Century.

    Happy to have back within our ranks, dear Ela!
  • February 23, 2023
    Successful PhD defense! We are very proud to announce that Marlis Stubenvoll yesterday defended her dissertation entitled Why misperceptions persist: The role of resistance to evidence in political news with distinction.
    Congratulations, Dr. Marlis!
  • February 16, 2023
    Website launched! The website for our ERC-funded project Digital Hate: Perpetrators, Audiences, and (Dis)Empowered Targets (2023-2027) is now up and running. Check it out here!
  • January 31, 2023
    New AdMe members! We're happily welcoming Stephanie Bührer and Thomas Kirchmair within our ranks, who will be part of our ERC-funded research project DigiHate.

    Stephanie studied Psychology (MSc, 2015) at the University of Vienna. Prior to joining AdMe, she worked as a research assistant at the University of Bern (2015-2016) and long-term lecturer (since 2017) at the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Vienna.

    Thomas is studying toward MA qualifications both in Journalism and Communication Studies as well as Digital Humanities. He has already gained extensive experience as research assistant within various projects at the University of Vienna and the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), among others. After completing his master thesis supervised by Jörg Matthes, he will become a predoctoral researcher within the project DigiHate.

    Welcome to AdMe, dear Steffi and Thomas!
  • January 20, 2023
    Two new papers available! The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication recently released Kevin Koban's, Anja Stevic's, and Jörg Matthes's contribution A tale of two concepts: Differential temporal predictions of habitual and compulsive social media use concerning connection overload and sleep quality (doi:10.1093/jcmc/zmac040).

    Further, the article The distraction effect. Political and entertainment-oriented content on social media, political participation, interest, and knowledge authored by Jörg Matthes, Raffael Heiss, and Hendrik van Scharrel (doi:10.1016/j.chb.2022.107644) will appear in volume 142 of Computers in Human Behavior.
  • January 1, 2023
    Alice Binder re-joining AdMe! We are very happy to welcome back Alice as a Senior Scientist within our team. She was already part of AdMe from October 2016 to November 2021, both as a predoctoral and a postdoctoral researcher. Prior to returning to Vienna, Alice held a position as Senior Scientist in Christina Peter's team at the Department of Media and Communications of the Alpen-Adria-University of Klagenfurt.

    Welcome again to AdMe and Vienna, dear Alice!