• October 10, 2016
    Jörg Matthes awarded AEJMC's 2016 Hillier Krieghbaum Under 40 Award!
    Professor Matthes received the prestigious award at AEJMC's 2016 Conference in Minneapolis. According to the AEJMC, the award honors scholars "under 40 years of age who have shown outstanding achievement and effort in all three AEJMC areas: teaching, research and public service." Congratulations, Jörg!
  • October 4, 2016
    Alice Binder joining AdME!
    We are pleased to welcome Alice within our ranks. Alongside Brigitte Naderer, Agnes Obereder and Ines Spielvogel she will work in our research project "Food Product Placements in Children's Movies". Alice studied Communication Science (BA, 2013) at our department and completed her MA studies in June 2016. Welcome to our research group, Alice!
    New uni:docs fellow!
    We are also delighted to annouce that Raffael Heiss was awarded an uni:docs fellowship. The uni:docs fellowship program by the University of Vienna selects and funds outstanding doctoral candidates for a period of three years. Raffael has already been a junior researcher in the project "FacePolitics. Social Media and Participatory Politics for Adolescents" since November 2014. Congratulations, Raffi!
  • September 15, 2016
    Jörg Matthes
    new Head of AEJMC's CT&M Division!
    Professor Matthes has been appointed as new Division Head of the Communication Theory and Methodology Division of AEJMC, after serving the division in several positions for four years. He has taken over his new position during AEJMC's annual conference in Minneapolis (USA) in August 2016. His term of service will be completed in summer 2017 in Chicago, where AEJMC will hold its next annual conference.
  • August 8, 2016
    New AdME position!
    We are currently looking to fill the position of a Junior Researcher for our research project Food Product Placements in Children's Movies: Content, Mechanisms and Protective Measures. If you are interested in joining AdME, please check here for more details.
  • July 21, 2016
    New grant!
    The Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy will fund our research project "The Political Participation Observer. A Citizen Science Tool for Tracking Political Participation" as part of its Citizen Science program. In this project, citizen scientists will collect all political participation offers and possibilities in their day-to-day environment and share this information on the project platform. The aim is to provide a comprehensive overview of the participation culture in Austria.
  • June 23, 2016
    Top Paper Award at ICA 2016!
    The paper "Misleading consumers with green advertising? Comparing the effects of false and vague greenwashing claims" by Desirée Schmuck and Brigitte Naderer received the Top 1 Student Paper Award from ICA's Environmental Communication Division at the annual ICA conference in Fukuoka, Japan.
  • April 5, 2016
    New publication!
    The book entitled "Mediated Scandals. Gründe, Genese und Folgeeffekte von medialer Skandalberichterstattung" edited by Christian von Sikorski (together with Mark Ludwig and Thomas Schierl) has been released recently. The book focuses on the role of the mass media in reporting about scandals in modern democratic societies. Among other scholars the book includes chapters by Hans Mathias Kepplinger and Robert M. Entman. Christian von Sikorski contributed a chapter on the role of news visuals in personalized scandals and a chapter on the effects of reader comments in online news.
  • March 3, 2016
    Successful submissions for ICA 2016 in Fukuoka!
    Our team will present a total of thirteen papers at the 66th annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) from June 4-9 in Fukuoka, Japan. Papers have been accepted for presentation to nine divisions, including the Children's Adolescents and Media, Communication and Technology, Environmental Communication, Information Systems, Journalism Studies, Mass Communication, Political Communication, Sports Communication, and the Visual Communication Studies. One presentation will be given at the pre-conference Communication Research Methods 2016: Practices & Challenges.
  • February 22, 2016
    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.
  • February 1, 2016
    Master thesis proposals update!
    We invite all M.A. 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.
  • January 22, 2016
    New AdME position!
    We are currently looking to fill the position of a Student Assistant to complete our team. If you are interested in joining AdME, please check here for more details.
  • January 11, 2016
    We are very proud to announce that Franziska Marquart recently defended her dissertation entitled "Content and effects of right-wing populist political poster advertisements" with distinction. Congratulations, Dr. Franzi!