• November 20, 2017
    New AdME member! We're happy to announce Marlis Stubenvoll has joined our research group today. Marlis studied German Philology (BA, 2014) at the University of Vienna before completing her Erasmus Mundus Master in Journalism, Media and Globalisation at Aarhus Universitet (DK) and the University of Amsterdam (NL). 
    A very warm welcome to AdME, Marlis!
  • October 25, 2017
    New position on offer! We are looking for student support within our research project "Ausbildung bis 18". For detailed information on this short-term position (three months, ideally starting November 15) please check here.
  • October 10, 2017
    Desirée Schmuck receives Research Award! The University of Vienna's Department of Communication awarded Desi the competitive "Research Award 2017" for her proposal "'Do Muslims hate us?' Effects of repetitive exposure to anti-Muslim political mobilization on young Muslims' hostility and support for violent action over time". Desi already received the award in 2015 for a joint proposal with Kathrin Karsay entitled "Weak, sad, and lazy fatties. The effects of reality weight loss TV shows on adolescents' explicit and implicit stereotypes toward obese people".
    The award, established in 2014, offers financial support for young scholars to conduct innovative research projects. Congratulations, Desi!
  • September 25, 2017
    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.
  • September 5, 2017
    Not one but three Top Paper Awards at AEJMC 2017!
    We are proud to announce that our team received three top paper awards at AEJMC's annual convention in Chicago, IL. Desirée SchmuckJörg Matthes & Paul Frank authored a Top 1 Faculty Paper entitled "Young Muslims' responses to anti-Islamic right-wing populist campaigns: Discrimination, social identity threats, and hostility", presented to AEJMC's Political Communication Interest Group. Desirée also received a Top 3 Student Paper Award for her paper with Kathrin Karsay on the "Effects of weight loss reality TV show exposure on adolescents' explicit and implicit weight bias" by the Communication Theory & Methodology Division. 
    Furthermore, Raffael Heiss's work on "How to respond to right-wing populism? Investigating the effects of three government response strategies on anti-immigrant and anti-government attitudes" was awarded a Top 2 Student Paper Award by the Political Communication Interest Group.
  • September 4, 2017
    More AdME positions!
     We are now also looking to fill the position of a Pre-Doctoral Researcher ("PraeDoc") within our team. If you are interested in joining us, please check the university's jobcenter for further details.
  • August 30, 2017
    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.
  • August 1, 2017
    New research grants!

    The Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy will fund our research project "SMART?Phone. Consequences of Smartphone Use in Children's and Adolescents' Everyday Lives", starting on September 1, 2017, and running for a duration of two years. The project, conducted by Jörg MatthesDesiree Schmuck & Kathrin Karsay, aims to investigate how and why mobile apps such as WhatsApp and Snapchat dominate children's and adolescents' communication habits and whether the permanent availability can really be considered as "smart".

    Furthermore, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection funds the project "Evaluation of the 'AusBildung bis 18' Campaign". This project, conducted by Jörg Matthes and Alice Binder, will use qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze campaign attitudes and knowledge of adolescents and their parents as well as key stakeholders. The project runs until December 2018.
  • July 13, 2017
    PhD completed! We are very proud to announce that this week Desirée Schmuck defended her dissertation entitled "Us against them: The effects of right-wing populist political advertising on intergroup attitudes" with distinction. 
    Congratulations, Dr. Desi!
  • April 4, 2017
    We are very proud to announce that Brigitte Naderer recently defended her dissertation entitled "The influence of product placements in children's movies. Content, underlying mechanism and protective measures" with distinction.
    Congratulations, Dr. Brigitte!
  • March 3, 2017
    Professor Matthes
     new Associate Editor of Human Communication ResearchStarting January 2017, he will be one of four Associate Editors for one of the flagship journals of our field, Human Communication Research. The journal (impact factor: 2.4), published by Wiley, is currently ranked as the 5th most important of our research field. 
  • March 2, 2017
    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 27, 2017
    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.