Web of Science Highly Cited Mentions

  • 2021-pres.
    Top 1% Highly Cited Paper in Social Sciences

    Fact-checking as risk communication: The multi-layered risk of misinformation in times of COVID-19 (Journal of Risk Research, with Nicole M. Krause et al.). doi:10.1080/13669877.2020.1756385
  • 2021
    Top 0,1% Hot Paper in Social Sciences
    Fact-checking as risk communication: The multi-layered risk of misinformation in times of COVID-19 (Journal of Risk Research, with Nicole M. Krause et al.). doi:10.1080/13669877.2020.1756385

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Krause, N. M., Freiling, I., & Scheufele, D. A. (2022). The infodemic 'infodemic:' Toward a more nuanced understanding of truth-claims and the need for (not) combatting misinformation. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 700(1), 112-123. https://doi.org/10.1177/00027162221086263
  • 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, 71(5), 686-714. doi:10.1093/joc/jqab032
  • Calice, M. N., Bao, L., Freiling, I., Howell, E., Xenos, M. A., Yang, S., Brossard, D., Newman, T. P., & Scheufele, D. A. (2021). Polarized platforms? How partisanship shapes perceptions of "algorithmic news bias". New Media and Society. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/14614448211034159
  • Scheufele, D. A., Krause, N. M., Freiling, I., & Brossard, D. (2021). What we know about effective public engagement on CRISPR and beyond. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(22), e2004835117. doi:10.1073/pnas.2004835117
  • Freiling, I., Krause, N. M., Scheufele, D. A., & Brossard, D. (2021). Believing and sharing misinformation, fact-checks, and accurate information on social media: The role of anxiety during COVID-19. New Media & Society. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/14614448211011451
  • Freiling, I. (2019). Detecting misinformation in online social networks: A think-aloud study on user strategies. Studies in Communication and Media, 8(4), 471-496. doi:10.5771/2192-4007-2019-4-471
  • Freiling, I., & Weidmüller, L. (2017). Scan method tracks reader attention, engagement. Newspaper Research Journal, 38(4), 449-461. doi:10.1177/0739532917739874

Perspectives and Op-Eds

  • Scheufele, D. A., Krause, N. M., & Freiling, I. (2021). Misinformed about the "infodemic?" Science's ongoing struggle with misinformation. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 10(4), 522-526. doi:10.1016/j.jarmac.2021.10.009
  • Krause, N. M., Scheufele, D. A., Freiling, I., & Brossard, D. (2021). The trust fallacy: Scientists' search for public pathologies is unhealthy, unhelpful, and ultimately unscientific. American Scientist, 109(4), 226-231. doi:10.1511/2021.109.4.226
  • Krause N. M., Freiling I., Beets B., & Brossard, D. (2020). Fact-checking as risk communication: The multi-layered risk of misinformation in times of COVID-19. Journal of Risk Research, 23(7-8), 1052-1059. doi:10.1080/13669877.2020.1756385
  • Brantner, C., Freiling, I., Hagen, L. M., Mothes, C., Schielicke, A.-M., & Weidmüller, L. (2017). Editorial. Themenheft Digitale Revolution in der Demokratie. Wie die Digitalisierung die Politik verändert: Trends, Mechanismen und Strategien [Editorial. Special issue on the digital transformation of democracy. How digitization changes politics: Trends, mechanisms, and strategies]. Medien Journal, 41(2), 2-4. doi:10.24989/medienjournal.v41i2.1466

Book Chapters

  • Freiling, I., & Waldherr, A. (2021). Why trusting whom? Motivated reasoning and trust in the process of information evaluation. In B. Blöbaum (Ed.), Trust and communication: Findings and implications of trust research (pp. 83-97). Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-72945-5_4
  • Mothes, C., Harst, L., Freiling, I. & Hagen, L. M. (2018). Unterhaltung als Hedonismus und Eudaimonie – und Westworld als ihre Dekonstruktion. In B. Georgi-Findlay, & K. Kanzler (Eds.), Mensch, Maschine, Maschinenmenschen (pp. 89-108). Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
  • Donsbach, W., Degen, M., Freiling, I., Schielicke, A.-M. & Mothes, C. (2015). Ein neuer Blick auf Politikverdrossenheit. Kompetenzgefühle und Einstellungen zur Politik angesichts komplexer Themen im Wahlkampf. In U. Münch, H. & Oberreuter (Eds.), Die neue Offenheit. Wahlverhalten und Regierungsoptionen im Kontext der Bundestagswahl 2013 (pp. 199-220). München: Olzog.