Friday, February 7

Please note:


There are two types of sessions, regular and high-density sessions:


Regular sessions:

  • 4 presenters

  • 10-minute presentations

  • 4 minutes for questions


High-density sessions:

  •  5 to 6 presenters

  •  6-minute presentions 

  •  3 minutes for questions.

All presentations must be in English.



Media Psychology

Persuasive Communication

Political Communication

Intercultural Communication

Popular Communication

 Science Communication

 Organizational Communication

 Health Communication

  High density session

Persuasive Communication: Message factors in persuasive communication 1

Is There a Persuasion Magic Bullet? Mean Effect Sizes and Prediction Intervals for 31 Message Variations

Daniel O'Keefe and Hans Hoeken

The pleasure of visual metaphor. A dual-process perspective

Renske van Enschot and Charlotte Van Hooijdonk

Perspective, identification and narrative persuasion

Anneke de Graaf

De rol van context kenmerken op sociale norm bij online discriminatie

Lidwien van de Wijngaert and Jan Meassen

Chair: Anneke de Graaf


Media Psychology: Positive and negative sides of gaming 


Moral Disengagement in Violent Video Games: The Role of Anthropomorphism

Tilo Hartmann

Next level please!” Studying elevating game experiences among adolescents

Rowan Daneels, Michel Walrave and Heidi Vandebosch

Friendly Fire Off: Does Cooperative Gaming in a Competitive Setting Lead to Prosocial Behaviours?

Tamara Verheij, Daniëlle Bleize and Christine Cook

Effects of Violent Video Game Exposure on Inhibitory Control in Adolescent Gamers

Ewa Miedzobrodzka, Elly A. Konijn, Lydia C. Krabbendam and Johanna C. van Hooff

Chair: Rowan Daneels


Intercultural Communication: Intercultural communication on social media 

Influencers & the Super-Diverse City: Expressions of urban identity in local influencers’ YouTube content

Anne van Eldik, Julia Kneer, Roel Lutkenhaus and Jeroen Jansz

Appearance Features and Self-Presentation Choices: A Large-Scale Instagram Content Analysis

Nadia Bij de Vaate, Jolanda Veldhuis and Elly Konijn

The influence of social media on the social identification and cross-cultural adaptation of international students in Europe: A longitudinal analysis

Maria Leonor Gaitan Aguilar, Joep Hofhuis, Kinga Bierwiaczonek and Carmen Carmona

Barbie votes for Bolsonaro: How an Instagram account mocked conservatives during Brazil’s most polarized presidential election

Ulisses Augusto Sawczuk da Silva

Chair: Anne van Eldik


Journalism: New trends in journalism - journalistic perspectives

From low-level to high-level automation in the newsroom: towards a typology of computational journalistic tools

Hannes Cools, Baldwin Van Gorp and Michaël Opgenhaffen


Caught between journalism and interaction design. Reconstructing the creation process for interactive multimedia narratives in online journalism

Renée van der Nat

The harder the news, the harder they laugh: the meta-journalistic practices of news satire show De Ideale Wereld

Jonas Nicolaï and Pieter Maeseele

“In service of the reader”. How journalists perceive the journalism ecosystem

Dorien Luyckx, Karolien Poels, Steve Paulussen and Tim Smits

Het journalistieke stijlboek als instrument voor interne consistentie en boundary work

Jaap de Jong, Michael Opgenhaffen and Bertijn Van der Steenhoven       

Chair: Dorien Luyckx


9:30 - 10:30

Political Communication: Political campaigns

“This time I’m (not) voting”: Campaign engagement and turnout in the 2019 European Parliament Elections

Franziska Marquart, Andreas C. Goldberg and Claes H. de Vreese

The absence of logical constraints in EU issue positions: How Eurosceptic parties mobilize inconsistent voters

Jan Kleinnijenhuis


Everything Changes but U(K): An Analysis of the Rise of Permanent Campaigning in the United Kingdom between 1978 & 2018

Jack Cairns and Rachid Azrout       


What do we learn? How the supply of information impacts campaign learning on parties’ policy positions

Isaia Jennart and Patrick van Erkel

The Effects Of News Exposure On Turnout Intention During The 2019 European Parliamentary Elections: A Experiment In The Netherlands

Daniëlle de Boer and Claes de Vreese 


The perceptions of political microtargeting in three countries: A factorial survey experiment        

Sanne Kruikemeier, Lukas Otto and Sophie Lecheler

Chair: Sanne Kruikemeier


Media Psychology: Challenging online difficulties

Examining the associations between experiences of digital difficulties, worry about the future of being unable to keep up with digital evolutions, and feelings of general stress

Sarah Anrijs, Koen Ponnet and Lieven De Marez

Drama queens and action kings? Gender traits, entertainment motivations, passion and ego depletion as predictors for procrastination

Julia Kneer, Judith van Harten and Sabine Reich

Adolescents’ Perceptions of On- and Off-screen Risk Behaviour in the Context of Parental and Peer Mediation

Anne Sadza, Esther Rozendaal, Serena Daalmans and Moniek Buijzen

Digital Media as Ambiguous Goods: An Exploratory Study of Belgians’ Experience of Digital Wellbeing and Their Use of Digital Wellbeing Interventions

Mariek Vanden Abeele, Minh Hao Nguyen and George Aalbers

Chair: Mariek Vanden Abeele


Popular Communication: Media and entertainment

A positive perspective: integrating humour and human interest for combined hedonic and eudaimonic viewing experiences

Anouk De Ridder, Alexander Dhoest and Heidi Vandebosch

Understanding the genre of satiric news: Creating the Humoristic Metaphors in Satiric News (HMSN) typology

Ellen Droog, Christian Burgers and Gerard Steen

Stories in eudaimonic entertainment research

Tamara van Seggelen and Enny Das


Wordt vervolgd? Een exploratief kwalitatief onderzoek naar de rol en relevantie van vervolgfilms in de Vlaamse filmindustrie

Stijn Joye, Stien De Rudder, Emmelie Mouton, Gertjan Willems and Eduard Cuelenaere

Chair: Stijn Joye


Journalism: Analyzing journalistic products

Rampspoed is geen politiek is geen sport. Taalgebruik in Nederlandse liveblogs / Disaster is not politics is not sport. Language-use in Dutch liveblogs

Sebastiaan Van der Lubben


Keeping Score: Comparing Computational Techniques to Study Policy Issues and Frames

Anne Kroon, Toni van der Meer and Rens Vliegenthart

Perceived control and satisfaction in news recommender systems

Felicia Loecherbach, Judith Moeller, Damian Trilling, Wouter van Atteveldt and Natali Helberger

On the Boundaries of Democracy: Analyzing Media Discourses about Populism

Jana Goyvaerts

Chair: Damian Trilling


Health Communication: Patient-provider  interactions

Influential and Potential Barriers to Discuss Online Health Information During a Medical Consultation

Annemiek Linn, Julia Van Weert and Carma Bylund

Realizing better doctor-patient dialogue about choices in palliative care and early phase clinical trial participation: towards an online value clarification tool. The OnVaCT study protocol

Liza van Lent, Nicole Stoel, Julia van Weert, Jelle van Gurp, Maja de Jonge, Martijn Lolkema, Eelke Gort, Saskia Pulleman, Esther Oomen-de Hoop, Jeroen Hasselaar and Karin van der Rijt

Skype or Skip? Predicting Online Self-Disclosure and Emotional States in Video-Mediated Doctor-Patient Communication

Nadine Bol and Marjolijn Antheunis

Negotiating (dis)ability: Challenges in patient–practitioner interaction in the context of chronic pain rehabilitation

Baukje Stinesen, Petra Sneijder and Rob Smeets

Chair: Nadine Bol


10:30 - 10:45

Coffee break

Persuasive Communication: Influencer marketing and social media

What cues do Instagram users use to recognize influencer marketing?

Sophie Boerman and Céline Müller

How Do Children Experience Disclosures for Sponsored Influencer Videos? A Qualitative Study

Eva van Reijmersdal, Esther Rozendaal and Margot van der Goot

Paid to post: Sponsorship and user engagement of beauty videos on YouTube

Rebecca Hamers and Ruud Jacobs

An investigation of the role of parasocial interaction in understanding purchase intentions of followers of Instagram influencers

Sara Pabian, Lieze Jacobs and Charlotte De Backer

Watermelons, syringes, and regulation: Presenting cosmetic procedures on Instagram

Anne-Mette Hermans


Chair: Sophie Boerman


10:45 - 11:45

Science Communication: In science we trust?


In p we trust (too much). How p-value and effect size behave in communication/advertising research

Tim Smits and Ben Van Calster

Trust the professor? The influence of authority on the perceived truthfulness of science news

Gudrun Reijnierse and Marten van der Meulen

What about Responsible Scaling? Moving Science Communication beyond Responsible Research and Innovation

Cees Leeuwis and Noelle Aarts

Het Leidse Tutorprogramma: divers talent voor een brede toekomst

Julia Cramer, Demet Yazilitas, Ionica Smeets and Pedro De Bruyckere

Chair: Tim Smits


Health Communication: Social media and health

Selection and Influence Effects on Physical Activity in Adolescents’ Social Networks

Thabo van Woudenberg, Bill Burk, Kirsten Bevelander and Moniek Buijzen

Stopping motives in social media messages about blood donation: An analysis of Facebook and Twitter posts

Steven Ramondt, Melissa Zijlstra, Peter Kerkhof and Eva-Maria Merz

The relationship between adolescents’ sharing, reading, and responding to online personal narratives on social support websites and their coping self-efficacy

Sofie Mariën, Heidi Vandebosch, Sara Pabian and Karolien Poels

Crossing boundaries online: A hybrid-method study into patients’ convergence of mass and interpersonal communication on forums

Remco Sanders, Annemiek Linn, Theo Araujo, Rens Vliegenthart, Mies van Eenbergen and Julia Van Weert

Diary study: An Inside Look at the Food Messages in Adolescents’ Social Media

Yara Qutteina, Lotte Hallez, Nine Mennes, Charlotte De Backer and Tim Smits

Chair: Thabo van Woudenberg


Media Psychology: The psychology of film, movies and television

“I love my body, I love it all”: The representation of body positivity in popular youth oriented series

Chelly Maes and Laura Vandenbosch

Touched by Tragedy: When Mortality Salience of Loved Ones Increases Self-Connections with Eudaimonic Entertainment about Loss

Lisette te Hennepe and Enny Das

It Depends on How it Ends: When Tragic Movie Endings Invite Viewers to Approach the Fundamental Fear of Death

Enny Das, Maud van der Elsen, Eva Klein Brinke, Willemijn Klein Swormink, Yara Kloosterboer and Sjaan Oomen

The Bandersnatch Effect - Exploring the effects of moral decision making on well-being within the context of an interactive movie

Charlotte Nevels and Julia Kneer

Nudging Movie Choice – A Study on the Influence of Nudges on the Selection of Meaningful Movies

Anna-Maria Ahle and Rebecca de Leeuw

The Influence of Formal Features in Popular Film on Audience Empathy

Tess Lankhuizen, Katalin Bálint, Elly Konijn, Sergio Benini and Mattia Savardi

Chair: Enny Das


Media Psychology: Risks of (social) media use for children

Exposure is Exposure? Social and Traditional Media are Differently Related to Alcohol Consumption

Femke Geusens and Kathleen Beullens

Grasping Alcohol-related Social Media Effects in an Evolving Media Landscape: Exploring the Relation Between Different Alcohol Portrayals Across Different Message Types and Binge Drinking

Sofie Vranken and Kathleen Beullens

The Long-term Association Between Adolescents Media Use and Emerging Adults’ Alcohol Consumption: Results from a Re-contact Study

Robyn Vanherle, Laurens Vangeel, Kathleen Beullens and Laura Vandenbosch

Phubbing behaviour and phubbing aversion in the context of parent-child interaction

Floor Denecker, Koen Ponnet and Lieven De Marez

Family Technoference: Exploring Parent Mobile Device Distraction from Children’s Perspectives

Anneleen Meeus, Lennert Coenen, Steven Eggermont and Kathleen Beullens

Chair: Femke Geusens 


Media Psychology: Children’s and (pre)adolescents’ media use


Adolescents’ encounter with multi-layered media ideals and its association with body image

Jolien Trekels and Steven Eggermont

The good(s) life in a digital context: The effects of the social use of ICTs on friendship quality, life values, and life satisfaction among Polish preadolescents

Bartosz Żerebecki and Suzanna J. Opree

The touchscreen generation: Developments in very young children’s media use between 2012 and 2018

Peter Nikken

The Development and Validation of the Ideal Social Media Content Scales

Lara Schreurs and Laura Vandenbosch

The Association Between Social Media Use and Well-Being Among Adolescents

Ine Beyens, Loes Pouwels, Irene van Driel, Loes Keijsers and Patti Valkenburg

Sharenting on Instagram: Four types of parents you meet on Instagram

Giulia Ranzini, Gemma Newlands and Christoph Lutz

Chair: Ine Beyens


8:15 - 9:15

NeFCA representatives breakfast

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10:45 - 11:45

10:45 - 11:45

Science Communication: Science - a dialogue


Science communication from a dialogue perspective

Noelle Aarts and Cees Leeuwis

Species Literacy in Laypeople as Estimated and Desired by Biodiversity Communicators: a Mismatch with Actual Levels

Michiel Hooykaas, Cathelijn Aten, Elisabeth Hemelaar, Casper Albers, Menno Schilthuizen and Ionica Smeets

Stimulating conversations about heritable gene editing: a digital approach for societal debates

Roel Lutkenhaus, Jeroen Jansz and Martine Bouman

Highly esteemed science: An analysis of attitudes towards and perceived attributes of science in letters to the editor in two Dutch newspapers

Stefan de Jong, Elena Ketting and Leonie van Drooge


Chair: Roel Lutkenhaus


Political Communication: Content perspectives


Speaking (Un)Truth? Moral language and constructions of (un)truthfulness in the Facebook communication of Austrian politicians

Sophie Minihold and Michael Hameleers      


A heated Norwegian abortion debate: Normative standards under pressure?

Christian Stang and Linda Bos


Cross-media repertoires, cultural capital and the shaping of institutional trust

Marc Verboord

Studying identity and knowledge in mediated communication using Actor-Network Theory

Robin Tschoetschel and Thomas Jacobs

Media representations of Roma people in the UK over three decades: A topic modeling approach       

Cristina Monzer

Chair: Cristina Monzer


9:30 - 10:30

9:30 - 10:30

Political Communication: Populism


The mobilizing and polarizing effects of political moral appeals  

Linda Bos    


News on Islamic and right-wing terrorism, authoritarianism (RWA), motivation to control prejudice (MCP) and anti-immigration party support

Joost van Spanje and Laura Jacobs          


“I have the anger of the people in me!” The Yellow Vests and the symbolic struggle over ‘the people’          

Mélodine Sommier and Delia Dumitrica

Anti-media tweeting. Why and how Flemish politicians mention and criticise the media on Twitter

August De Mulder and Steve Paulussen

Scapegoating on Different Levels: The Effects of Populist Blame Attributions to Political, Media and Scientific Elites     

Jelle Boumans, Michael Hameleers and Toni van der Meer

Reflections of populism: parliament, traditional media and social media                                   

Dina Strikovic, Toni van der Meer and Rens Vliegenthart

Chair: Linda Bos


10:45 - 11:45

10:45 - 11:45

Journalism: New trends: audience perspectives

Understanding Complex Issues: An Experimental Study into the Affordances of Interactive Digital Narratives

Iris Boogaard, Renske van Enschot, Hartmut Koenitz and Christian Roth


Immersive Journalism and the Engaged Audience? A multi-method study on immersive journalism and its effect on the audience

Yael de Haan, Kiki de Bruin, Nele Goutier, Sanne Kruikemeier and Sophie Lecheler

Investigating the Effects of Data Visualization on the Perception of Solutions Journalism

Lisa Urlbauer and Andreas Schuck

How context matters to news sharing: Comparing the predictors of Facebook interactions with news items in election and routine periods

Ernesto de León, Susan Vermeer and Damian Trilling      

Chair: Yael de Haan


10:45 - 11:45

Persuasive Communication: Message factors in persuasive communication 2

How attitude certainty influences the effectiveness of direct persuasion and self-persuasion in mass media campaigns

Barbara Müller, Lieke van den Boom and Shuang Li

Improving the perception of other minds: The role of feedback on perspective-taking accuracy

Debby Damen, Marije Van Amelsvoort, Per van der Wijst, Monique Pollmann and Emiel Krahmer

From pre-contemplation to registration: the effects of mass-media attention on African blood donor recruitment in the Netherlands

Elisabeth Klinkenberg, Mirjam Fransen, Julia van Weert, Wim de Kort and Elisabeth Huis In 'T Veld

The Linguistic Agency Intergroup Bias: How active and passive formulations are used to maintain a positive ingroup impression.

Camiel Beukeboom, Christian Burgers, Fleur Wegewijs and Sabine Romijn

Chair: Barbara Müller


10:45 - 11:45

Organizational Communication: Employee communication

To be honest or not to be honest? Job applicants’ self-disclosure behaviors on Facebook                   

Jos Bartels

Informing the internal public: the benefits and unintended consequences of different forms of perceived internal transparency

Denice Blok and Joost Verhoeven


Work distractions, perceived stress and the ready-to-resume plan: Navigating through a distracting world  

Alexander Atzberger 

Framing older workers’ qualities in job advertisements and recruitment praxis                    

Martine Van Selm and Linda van den Heijkant

Chair: Martine Van Selm


10:45 - 11:45

Intercultural Communication: Intercultural communication and diversity 

Media and immobility: affective and symbolic immobility of forced migrants

Kevin Smets and Jolien Debraekeleer

The diverse news representations of refugees on the public and the commercial broadcaster in Flanders

Hanne Van Haelter and Stijn Joye

Between blessing and burden. The effects of news frames and news story credibility on attitudes towards refugees: young people and adults compared

Marlies Debrael, Willem Joris and Leen d'Haenens

Stimulating patient participation among elderly Turkish-Dutch and Moroccan-Dutch cancer patients through eHealth: views of patients and providers

Nida Gizem Yilmaz, Hande Sungur, Julia van Weert, Maria van den Muijsenbergh and Barbara Schouten

Chair: Nida Gizem Yilmaz


10:45 - 11:45

Popular Communication: Gaming

Pressure to Play: Socio-Technical Pressure in Online Multiplayer Games

Cindy Krassen and Stef Aupers

Caught Them All: Endgame Motivations of Pokémon Go Players

Ilse Weergang and Jeroen Lemmens

Post-Human Encounters: Humanizing the Technological Other in Videogames

Iulia Coanda and Stef Aupers

Producing Nostalgic Belonging: an Interview Study of Assassin’s Creed Developers

Lars de Wildt and Stef Aupers

Chair: Cindy Krassen 


10:45 - 11:45

10:45 - 11:45

Political Communication: Politicians in the news


To credit or to blame? The asymmetric impact of government responsibility in the news       

Alyt Damstra, Mark Boukes and Rens Vliegenthart                


Figuring out Political Rhetoric: A Content Analysis of the Use of Rhetorical Figures by Flemish Politicians

Edward De Vooght, Sarah Van Leuven and Liselot Hudders


‘She’s huggable, he’s rough’: the presence and portrayal of female and male politicians in Flemish election coverage

Joke D'Heer

Reporting on political acquaintances: Personal interactions between political journalists and politicians as a determinant of media coverage                 

Emma van der Goot, Rens Vliegenthart and Toni van der Meer

Chair: Alyt Damstra         


10:45 - 11:45

11:45- 12:15

Coffee break

Persuasive Communication: Online persuasion

Spelen of bespeeld worden? Een meta-analyse van advergame effecten

Zeph M. C. van Berlo, Eva van Reijmersdal and Martin Eisend

Crafting social media content: examining the effects of creativity biases on consumer responses

Komala Mazerant, Lotte M. Willemsen and Guda van Noort        

Examining the Effects of Tie Strength, Presence of the Sender, and Facial Expression on Brand Responses to Visual Brand-related User Generated Content

Annemarie Nanne, Marjolijn Antheunis and Guda Van Noort

Antecedents of Consumers’ Use of Augmented Reality Apps: Prevalence, User Characteristics, and Gratifications

Anne Roos Smink, Guda van Noort and Eva A. van Reijmersdal

Debunked, but not defunct: Continued influence of corrected negative misinformation

Dian van Huijstee, Ivar Vermeulen and Peter Kerkhof

Using virtual reality to stimulate healthy and environmentally friendly food choices

Marijn Meijers, Eline Smit, Sonja-Greetta Karvonen, Demi Van der Plas, Kelly De Wildt and Nynke van der Laan 

Chair: Anne Roos Smink


12:15 - 13:15

Health Communication: Health message framing

Enhancing the destigmatizing potential of communication by combining biomedical reframing with deframing

Bart Vyncke and Baldwin Van Gorp

Finding messages that encourage in regular physical activity by taking into account the dynamic factor fatigue

Michelle Symons, Karolien Poels and Heidi Vandebosch

The role of stigma and metaphorical narratives in developing responsible dementia communication

Giulia Frezza

The effectiveness of message frame-tailoring in an online computer-tailored smoking cessation program: a randomized controlled trial

Maria B. Altendorf, Ciska Hoving, Julia van Weert and Eline S. Smit

The influence of personalization and message format on the interpretation of treatment side effect risks: An experimental study among cancer patients

Ruben Vromans, Steffen Pauws, Nadine Bol, Lonneke van de Poll-Franse and Emiel Krahmer

Chair: Maria B. Altendorf


12:15 - 13:15

Panel: Launch of the Handbook of Media and Migration

In this panel we will launch the new Handbook of Media and Migration (Sage, 2020), edited by Kevin Smets, Koen Leurs, Myria Georgiou, Saskia Witteborn and Radhika Gajjala.

Migration moves people, ideas and things. Migration shakes up political scenes and instigates new social movements. It redraws emotional landscapes and reshapes social networks, with traditional and digital media enabling, representing, and shaping the processes, relationships and people on the move. The deep entanglement of media and migration expands across the fields of political, cultural and social life. For example, migration is increasingly digitally tracked and surveilled, and national and international policy-making draws on data on migrant movement, anticipated movement, and biometrics to maintain a sense of control over the mobilities of humans and things. Also, social imaginaries are constituted in highly mediated environments where information and emotions on migration are constantly shared on social and traditional media. Both, those migrating and those receiving them, turn to media and communicative practices to learn how to make sense of migration and to manage fears and desires associated with cross-border mobility in an increasingly porous but also controlled and divided world.

 The Handbook of Media and Migration offers a comprehensive overview of media and migration through new research, as well as a review of present scholarship in this expanding and promising field. It explores key interdisciplinary concepts and methodologies, and how these are challenged by new realities and the links between contemporary migration patterns and its use of mediated processes. The book consists of 7 sections: keywords and legacies, methodologies, communities, representations, borders and rights, spatialities and conflicts.

The panel consists of 5 presentations, alongside the opening presentation by Kevin Smets who shares the editorial rationale behind the book, the panel features presentations by Netherlands and Belgium based scholars Leen D’Haenens, Jacco van Sterkenburg, Amanda Alencar and Koen Leurs who have contributed chapters to different sections in the book


Media and migration: research encounters

Kevin Smets, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Co-authors:  Koen Leurs, Utrecht University; Myria Georgiou, London School of Economics and Political Science; Saskia Witteborn, Chinese University of Hong Kong & Radhika Gajjalla, Bowling Greene State University. 


Representational strategies on migration from a multi-stakeholder perspective: a research agenda

Leen D’Haenens, Institute for Media Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, KU Leuven
Co-author: Willem Joris, Institute for Media Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, KU Leuven


Migration, race/ethnicity and sportsmedia content: An international overview and suggestions for a future research agenda

Jacco Sterkenburg

Migration crisis infrastructures

Koen Leurs, Department of Media and Culture, Utrecht University

Digital Place-Making Practices and Daily Struggles of Venezuelan (Forced) Migrants in Brazil

Amanda Alencar, Erasmus University Rotterdam


12:15 - 13:15

12:15 - 13:15

Panel: De verbeelding van de leeuw. Een geschiedenis van media en natievorming in Vlaanderen'

Dit panel presenteert het boek 'De verbeelding van de leeuw. Een geschiedenis van media en natievorming in Vlaanderen', dat begin 2020 verschijnt. De natie moet verbeeld worden om te kunnen bestaan. Dat is altijd zo geweest. Na 1830 gaven historici, literatoren, musici en beeldende kunstenaars mee vorm aan een Belgische identiteit. In deze context ontwikkelde zich gaandeweg ook een Vlaams natievormingsproject in, naast en tegen de Belgische samenhorigheid. Vandaag vraagt de Vlaamse regering aan de publieke omroep en de film- en literatuurfondsen om de Vlaamse identiteit te versterken, terwijl Vlaamse nieuwsmedia dag in dag uit Vlaanderen letterlijk en figuurlijk op de kaart zetten. Dit boek onderzoekt hoe van de 19de tot de 21ste eeuw media werden ingezet voor de vorming van de Vlaamse natie.



Media en natievorming in Vlaanderen

Bruno De Wever (Universiteit Gent)

Gertjan Willems (Universiteit Antwerpen/Universiteit Gent)


Van een Belgische naar een Vlaamse cinema, en terug?

Gertjan Willems (Universiteit Antwerpen/Universiteit Gent)

Daniel Biltereyst (Universiteit Gent)

Roel Vande Winkel (KU Leuven)


Nationale identiteit in het beleid en de fictieprogramma’s van de Vlaamse televisie

Alexander Dhoest (Universiteit Antwerpen)

Hilde Van den Bulck (Drexel University/Universiteit Antwerpen)


Over ‘hoernalisten’ en de ‘politiek correcte’ media als vijand van het volk: Vlaams Blok/Belang  - retoriek over de media (1977-2019)

Benjamin De Cleen (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Knut De Swert (Universiteit van Amsterdam)

Peter Van Aelst (Universiteit Antwerpen)            


12:15 - 13:15



13:15 - 14:15

NeFCA general assembly

14:15 - 15:15

UVA 1,2,3,4

Journalism: Consumption and exposure

Exposure to and perceptions of web metrics among political journalists

Kenza Lamot, Steve Paulussen and Peter Van Aelst

Investigating children’s news consumption: How characteristics of children’s television news affect audience ratings

Ming Ebbinkhuijsen, Mariska Kleemans and Jonathan van 'T Riet


Fighting Biased News Diets: Using Media Literacy Interventions to Stimulate Cross-cutting Media Exposure Patterns

Toni van der Meer and Michael Hameleers

Developing a Model of News Literacy and News Consumption in Early Adolescents: A Survey Study

Sanne Tamboer, Mariska Kleemans, Inge Molenaar and Tibor Bosse

Chair: Toni van der Meer

12:15 - 13:15


Intercultural Communication: International research in intercultural communication

Rebuilding the Yanacona Home in the City: The Role of Digital Technologies in the Place-making Practices among Displaced Indigenous Communities in Colombia

Camila Sarria Sanz and Amanda Alencar

'Hide your beard!’ - Self-deprecating humour and double consciousness in Flemish diaspora’s comedy sketches

Anke Lion

Sustaining, negotiating and playing the relationship between remote grandparents and grandchildren

Marije Nouwen, Janne Mascha Beuthel and Bieke Zaman

Chair: Marije Nouwen

12:15 - 13:15


Media Psychology: Technology-mediated communication and bots


Ready to touch: Exploring barriers and facilitators for incorporating mediated touch in romantic long-distance relationships

Sindy Sumter, Alicia Gilbert, Selam Habtemariam and Deniz Ovalıoğlu

Let’s Talk About It: Perceived and Observed Disclosures to Social Robots

Guy Laban, Val Morrison and Emily S. Cross

“I am in your computer while we talk to each other” A Content Analysis on the Use of Language-Based Strategies by Humans and a Social Chatbot in Initial Human-Chatbot Interactions

Emmelyn Croes and Marjolijn Antheunis

Robot-mediated human interaction: classroom collaboration using a telepresence robot

Alexander Schouten, Komala Mazerant-Dubois, Iris Withuis and Tijs Portegies

Chair: Alexander Schouten


12:15 - 13:15

Political Communication: News effects


Explaining citizens’ perceptions of partisan bias in the traditional news media       

Karolin Soontjens and Patrick Van Erkel              


Solidarity at stake? Consequences of media frames on support for a national pension system

Linda van den Heijkant, Martine van Selm, Iina Hellsten and Rens Vliegenthart


Emotional Responses to Immigration News: Social Desirability or Motivational Cue?                                      

Ming M. Boyer

Talking about solutions? The Effects of Solutions Frames within Climate Change News on Environmen-tal Attitudes and the Moderating Role of Interpersonal Solidarity                                           

Jennifer Knöpfle and Andreas Schuck

Repelling Poles? Social Welfare Policies and Public Responses to Minorities                                                                                   

Sjifra de Leeuw, Joshua Tucker and Jonathan Nagler

Breaking news and terror. The interplay between media exposure and personal experience in affecting terrorist threat                                                                                  

Laura Jacobs and Joost van Spanje

Chair: Laura Jacobs   


12:15 - 13:15

Panel: Open Science meets Digital Methods: Match Made in Heaven or Mutually Exclusive?

The panel includes communication scholars working with digital methods to collect individual level data. In their presentations, they will address the applicability of an open science framework from multiple methodological standpoints, such as the use of browser plug-ins for digital trace data, (mobile) data donations, and API access provided by tech-companies. The panel aims at pointing out difficulties and presenting best practices for the application of an open science framework to digital communication methods research.




How to develop an open-source proof of concept

Judith Möller, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Tracing digital trace data. How research protocols are good for (Open) Science

Frederik De Grove, U Ghent, Belgium

Cédric Courtois, U Queensland, Australia


Tracking smartphone use and sleep

Susanne Baumgartner, U Amsterdam

Sindy Sumter, U Amsterdam


Open Science and Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Issues and Challenges

Mariek Vanden Abdeele, U Tilburg

George Aalbers, U Tilburg


How to use mobile data donations in an open science framework

Jakob Ohme, U Amsterdam

Theo Araujo, U Amsterdam

Claes de Vreese, U Amsterdam

Jessica Piotrowski, U Amsterdam

Chair: Claes de Vreese

Discussant: Daniel Oberski, U Utrecht


12:15 - 13:15