Thursday, February 6

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


Journalism: Diversity and variation in news coverage

Reporting with Human Dignity: Strategies and Difficulties Ecountered by Belgian and Swedish Journalists Covering the Refugee Situation

Stefan Mertens, Rozane De Cock, Ebba Sundin, Valériane Mistiaen and Sara Helmersson


Visibility Bonuses in the News: a comparative study of visibility bonuses for political actors in newspaper coverage in Belgium, the U.K. and the Netherlands (2000-2017).

Annelien Van Remoortere

How do media portray multiple identity organizations?

Robert Heckert, Jelle Boumans and Rens Vliegenthart

Media en het migratiedebat. Een vergelijkende kritische discoursanalyse van de berichtgeving in Vlaamse kranten over de asielcrises van 2000 en 2015

Maud Peeters and Pieter Maeseele

Media concentration & the effects on output diversity – The DPG Media case

Jonathan Hendrickx

Alternative news media: towards less or more diversity in the news?

Willem Buyens and Peter Van Aelst

Chair: Willem Buyens


Persuasive Communication: Algorithmic persuasion

What makes people accept recommendations? A comparison of different recommender types on music streaming platforms

Ina Weber and João Ferreira Gonçalves

AI-enabled decision support systems: developing a predictive model for the adoption of online review checker (ORC) systems

Anna Georgoudis

Is this recommended by an algorithm? The development and validation of the Algorithmic Media Content Awareness scale (AMCA-scale)

Brahim Zarouali, Sophie Boerman and Claes De Vreese

The role of Anthropomorphism and Privacy Concerns in Chatbot Interactions

Carolin Ischen, Theo Araujo, Hilde Voorveld, Guda Van Noort and Edith Smit

Age differences in perceptions of chatbots used in customer service

Margot Van Der Goot and Tyler Pilgrim

Open science for (automated) private interactions: Chatbots as (open) data collection engines

Theo Araujo, Brahim Zarouali, Jakob Ohme and Claes de Vreese

Chair: Brahim Zarouali


Political Communication: Misinformation

Separating Truth from Lies: Comparing the Effects of News Media Literacy Interventions and Fact-checkers in Response to Political Misinformation in the US and Netherlands

Michael Hameleers

Deepfakes, real effects on political behavior? 

Tom Dobber, Nadia Metoui, Damian Trilling, Natali Helberger and Claes de Vreese   


Who To Trust? Media Exposure Patterns of Citizens with Perceptions of Mis- and Disinformation

Anna Brosius, Michael Hameleers and Claes De Vreese     


Same same, but different? A systematic literature review of the definitions, measurement approaches and research settings of online disinformation

Sophie Morosoli and Anna Staender

Understanding the Antecedents of Fake News Perceptions: A Factorial Survey Experiment 

Sophie Lecheler, Linda Bos and Jana Laura Egelhofer   


Chair: Tom Dobber


Media Psychology: Online (romantic) relationships


Gone with the wind: A mixed-methods study to explore mobile daters’ ghosting experiences

Elisabeth Timmermans, Anne-Mette Hermans and Suzanna J. Opree

How to best solve a conflict with your partner: CMC vs. FtF

Monique Pollmann, Erin Crockett, Mariek Vanden Abeele and Alexander Schouten

Swiping to find your perfect mate on dating apps? Gender differences in the presentation of desirable mate values on Tinder

Ilse Vranken, Laura Vandenbosch and Sindy Sumter

Online and Offline Intimate Partner Violence: An examination of Victimization and Perpetration Experiences and Gender Differences

Janneke Schokkenbroek, Joris Van Ouytsel, Wim Hardyns and Koen Ponnet

No Match! After exposure to idealized beauty images in Instagram feeds, users find Tinder profiles less attractive

Tinca Van der Bom, Demi-Jo Smith and Ivar Vermeulen

Chair: Ilse Vranken


Intercultural Communication: Intercultural communication in organizations

Framing Diversity in the Public and Private Sector: Legal Requirement, Social Responsibility, or Business Asset?

Daniël van Berkel

A meta-analytic review of 25 years of research on cultural value adaptation in advertising

Anne Janssen and Jos Hornikx

Automated Content Analysis of Cultural Diversity Perspectives in Corporate Annual Reports: Development, Validation and Future Research Agenda

Joep Hofhuis, Pytrik Schafraad, Nastasia Luca, Bastiaan van Manen and Damian Trilling

Chair: Joep Hofhuis


Popular Communication: Formative effects of media technology


(Mis)informing about food? A qualitative comparative study about the consumption of popular food media messages and endorsers, controlling for age, gender and socioeconomic status

Isabelle Cuykx, Lauranna Teunissen, Charlotte DeBacker, Sara Pabian, Karolien Poels, Tim Smits, Heidi Vandebosch and Hilde van den Bulck


Sexting will keep us together: The Role of Sexting in Long-Distance and Geographically Close Romantic Relationships

Ellen Daanje, Cherrie Joy Billedo and Peter Kerkhof

Social influencers, Instapods en het nieuwsoverzicht-algoritme van Instagram.
Amandine Henderickx and Ralf De Wolf 

Transnationalisering van televisie en de handel in formats: Een analyse van de Vlaamse en Nederlandse programmering en televisie-industrie 
Jolien van Keulen 

Chair: Isabelle Cuykx


Science Communication: Science communication for a better future


Boosting consensus reasoning in processing of science communication about climate change and genetically engineered food

Aart van Stekelenburg, Gabi Schaap, Harm Veling and Moniek Buijzen

Local framing of climate change in a coastal town in The Netherlands

Dylan Degeling and Ruud Koolen

Emotional Processes in Climate Communication: Distinct emotions, in-group actions, and pro-environmental behaviour

Ragnheiður Torfadóttir and Anke Wonneberger

Supermarket Safari: a training focused on healthy food choices among people with mild ID

Fieke Wolters, Kristel Vlot-van Anrooij, Giulieta Nalbandyan and Kris Bevelander

The foot-in-the door: how citizens' questions may challenge the experts' head start in public meetings on the health effects of livestock farming

Lotte van Burgsteden and Hedwig te Molder


The relevance of quantum physics from the perspective of the secondary school student: a "Quantum Rules!" case study", in "Science Communication: In science we trust?

Tania Moraga-Calderón, Julia Cramer and Henk Buisman


Chair: Lotte van Burgsteden


Organizational Communication: Legitimacy, trust and engagement

How message content of NGOs creates credibility in their audiences 

Zaeli Rosario Gavidia Romero

Let the judges decide: How news media construct public legitimacy of climate change litigation

Anke Wonneberger 


How Technology Companies Use Twitter for Corporate Communication: An Analysis of Communication-and Behavioral-based Strategies

Shu Zhang, Jordy Gosselt and Menno De Jong

When something bad hurts the good: The effect of perceived organizational immorality and reputation on consumers' crisis reactions    

Coen Wirtz and Anne-Marie van Prooijen

Op zoek naar collectieve ontwikkelingsprocessen voor stedelijke media: de stad als gemeenschappelijke experimenteerruimte?

Ben Robaeyst and Bastiaan Baccarne     


Trusting the people and the system The interrelation between interpersonal and institutional trust in collective action for agri-environmental management     

Jasper de Vries

Chair: Annke Wonneberger


Media Psychology: Psychological reactions to news

It might be fake, but I like it

Luana Kaffka Genaamd Dengler, Diamantis Petropoulos Petalas and Jan Kleinnijenhuis

Perceptions of Fake News: The Role of Emotions and Political Preference

Julia de Jonge, Elly A. Konijn, Christian F. Burgers and Katalin E. Balint

News Avoidance and Sensory-Processing Sensitivity

Loes Aaldering and Sophie Lecheler

Adolescents’ heuristic credibility assessments of online news: Exploration of an emerging research agenda

Joyce Vissenberg and Leen d'Haenens

Children’s Emotion Regulation after Exposure to News: Investigating Chat Conversations with Peers as a Coping Strategy

Mariska Kleemans, Ming Ebbinkhuijsen, Kris Bevelander and Moniek Buijzen

The future is now: The effect of gain/loss framing in climate stories on hope, fear, and climate policy support

Karin Fikkers and Lotte Middendorp

Chair: Karin Fikkers


Political Communication: Comparative research and effects


How Hate Speech Prosecution Affects Citizens’ Democratic Support: A Comparative Study between the United States and the Netherlands

Lisanne Wichgers, Laura Jacobs and Joost van Spanje       


The manifestation of media logic in consensus and majoritarian democracies from 1990 – 2018, in the Netherlands, Belgium and the United Kingdom

Erkan Ergün 


Red and blue media in times of Trump, Brexit, and Baudet: Three international replications of Iyengar & Hahn (2009) 

Ivar Vermeulen and Martin Tanis 

After All This Time? The Impact of Media and Political History on Political News Coverage in Twelve Western Countries   

Rachid Azrout, Sjifra de Leeuw, Roderik Rekker and Joost van Spanje 

Chair: Ivar Vermeulen


Health Communication: Health information

You can just get it from Wikipedia”: A Qualitative Exploration of the Attitudes, Perceptions, and Use of Wikipedia as a Source of Health and Medical Information by Flemish Middle-Aged and Older Adults 

Martijn Huisman, Stijn Joye and Daniel Biltereyst

Informing cancer patients about treatment options: A systematic review of the quality of information presentation in decision aids for colorectal cancer patients

Saar Hommes, Ruben Vromans, Felix Clouth, Xander Verbeek, Ignace de Hingh and Emiel Krahmer

Patient Access to Electronic Health Records - Understanding (latent) user needs

Karin Slegers and Bert Vandenberghe

Barriers and Facilitators of Behavioral Intention to Use Interactive Health Communication Technology among Older Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions

Stefanie Tan and Julia van Weert


May contain peanuts”. The risk assessment and appreciation of Precautionary Allergen Labelling (PAL)

Bregje Holleman, Harmieke Van Os-Medendorp and Liselotte Van Dijk

How online health information seeking influences patient-provider communication: Effects on patient participation, anxiety levels, patient satisfaction and information recall

​​Melanie de Looper, Barbara Schouten, Ellen Smets, Sifra Bolle and Julia Van Weert 

Chair: Melanie de Looper


Keynote: Ionica Smeets

Ionica Smeets is professor of Science Communication at Leiden University and an avid science communicator in columns and tv shows. In her keynote she will highlight some pressing issues when it comes to (mis)informing the public and discuss how communication scholars can help with improving both the theory and practice of science communication.


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UVA 1,2,3,4

13:15 - 14:15

Media Psychology: Online aggression, cybercrime and cyberbullying

Let’s talk about victimization, baby: Gaining a better understanding of social support seeking among cybercrime victims

Lies De Kimpe, Koen Ponnet, Michel Walrave, Thom Snaphaan, Lieven Pauwels and Wim Hardyns

In the heat of the night: Time of day and temperature predict aggression on Dutch Twitter

Jaap W. Ouwerkerk, Ivar E. Vermeulen, Antske S. Fokkens, Peter Kerkhof, Lisa Markslag and Aryan N. Yazdani

Two Messaging App Experiments on Conformity to Cyber Aggression: Testing the Effects of Group Centrality and Out-Group Accountability

Daniëlle Bleize, Doeschka Anschutz, Martin Tanis and Moniek Buijzen

Online Celebrity Bashing: Purely Relaxation or Stressful Confrontation? An Experimental Study on the Effects of Exposure to Online Celebrity Bashing on the Emotional Responses and Physiological Arousal among Adolescent Bystanders

Gaëlle Ouvrein, Heidi Vandebosch and Charlotte De Backer

Chair: Jaap W. Ouwerkerk


Popular Communication: Media and identity construction

Musical algorithms and identities: A study on the influence of algorithm recommendations on emerging adults’ music identity

Sebastian Cole and Carolin Ischen

Understanding identity-related practices on music streaming services: theoretical-methodological challenges

Ben De Smet and Frederik Dhaenens

Shawn Mendes en zijn aantrekkelijke mannenhanden: Het postfeministische gedachtegoed in tijdschriften gericht op meiden in de adolescentie

Marieke Boschma and Serena Daalmans


De mening van Vlaamse ouders omtrent homoseksualiteit in kindertelevisie

Thalia van Wichelen

Chair: Ben de Smet


Persuasive Communication: Children and persuasion

My Friend as an Endorser: How Likes and Comments on Social Network Advertising Influence Young Adolescents’ Attention and Attitudes

Sanne Holvoet, Liselot Hudders and Laura Herrewijn

Assessing toddlers’ advertising literacy levels – a comparison between YouTube and television advertising

Ini Vanwesenbeeck, Liselot Hudders and Koen Ponnet

Inhibitory Control Moderates the Relation Between Advertising Literacy Activation and Advertising Susceptibility

Rhianne Hoek, Esther Rozendaal, Hein van Schie and Moniek Buijzen

Watching TV cooking programs: Effects on actual food intake among children

Frans Folkvord and Doeschka Anschutz

Chair: Ini Vanwesenbeeck


Media Psychology: Cues in online interaction

Selective exposure in online search: A user-platform interaction approach

Laura Slechten, Cédric Courtois and Lennert Coenen

May I have your attention please? A Preregistered Eye Tracking Study on the Attention paid to Facebook comments

Susann Kohout, Sanne Kruikemeier and Bert Bakker

A Social Identity Perspective on the Effect of Social Information on Video Enjoyment

A. Marthe Möller, Rinaldo Kühne, Susanne E. Baumgartner and Jochen Peter

Processing Multimodal Online Dating Profiles: How do Pictorial and Textual Cues Affect Impression Formation?

Tess van der Zanden, Maria Mos, Alexander Schouten and Emiel Krahmer

Chair: A. Marthe Möller


Health Communication: New technology and health

Combatting Online Misinformation Regarding Vaccinations​ 

Leonie Westerbeek, Hanneke Hendriks, Eline Smit and Corine Meppelink

The effects of virtual compared to real eating companions on unhealthy food intake

Saar Mollen, Sindy Sumter, Nadine van der Waal, Pascale Kwakman and Nynke van der Laan


Can Product Information Steer Towards Sustainable Choices? A Study Towards the Effects of Product Information About Sustainability and Health Attributes on Sustainable Purchases in an Online Supermarket

Nadine van der Waal

Your Secret is Safe with Me: The Willingness to Disclose Intimate Information to a Chatbot and its Impact on Emotional Well-Being

Marjolijn Antheunis, Emmelyn Croes, Chris van der Lee and Jan de Wit

Chair: Saar Mollen


Political Communication: Algorithms and news selection


Epistemic Overconfidence in Algorithmic News Selection

Mariken van der Velden, Felicia Loecherbach, Mickey Steijaert, Kasper Welbers and Wouter van Atteveldt     

Detecting and analyzing news events     

Damian Trilling and Marieke van Hoof

Whose fingerprint does the news show? Developing machine learning classifiers for automatically identifying Russian state-funded news in Serbia

Ognjan Denkovski and Damian Trilling


Media logic and online news preferences for personalized politics in an international news environment               

Katjana Gattermann

Chair: Damian Trilling


Journalism: Satire and misinformation

Who is gatewatching the cultural field? An audience perspective

Sarah Vis and Ike Picone             


Satirical News as a Hybrid Form of Journalism: Discursive Integration vs. Higher-Order Discourse

Britta C. Brugman, Christian Burgers, Camiel J. Beukeboom and Elly A. Konijn

Digitale Weerbaarheid: Het ontwikkelen en evalueren van een educatie-en weerbaarheidsstrategie voor het beter leren detecteren, omgaan met en ageren tegen nepnieuws

Sander Hermsen, Danielle Arets, Marije Arentze and Ruurd Oosterwoud

Kunnen we iets doen tegen online desinformatie?

Freek Snelting

Chair: Sander Hermsen


15:30 - 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 - 16:45

Panel: "Are Political Attacks a Laughing Matter?" by Amsterdam Research Initiative (ARI)

During this panel by the Amsterdam Research Initiative, Dr. Alessandro Nai will present his latest research on political humor and the effectiveness of negative political messages. Research on the effectiveness of negative campaigning has so far failed to provide conclusive effects. Negative messages can sometimes work to depress candidate evaluations but they can also backfire. The talk examines how humor can help mitigate the unintended effects of negative campaigning using data from three experimental studies. Results show that combining political attacks with “other-deprecatory humor” (i.e., jokes against the opponents) reduces the chances that the attacks backfire against their sponsor (backlash effect). At the same time, combining political attacks with other-deprecatory humor can also increase the effectiveness of the attacks by depressing evaluation of the target – if only for respondents that found the attacks funny. All in all, results across the three studies suggest that political satire can act as a “silver bullet” in reducing the harmful effects of political attacks for the sponsor while simultaneously making the attacks more effective as means of depressing evaluations of the target.

Alessandro Nai is Assistant Professor of Political Communication and Journalism at the Department of Communication Science, University of Amsterdam. Prior to this he was Senior Research Associate at the Electoral Integrity Project (University of Sydney) and Assistant Professor / Lecturer at the University of Geneva, where he obtained his PhD in political science. His research broadly focuses on political communication, voting behaviour, political psychology, and campaigning effects, and he is currently directing a research project that maps the use of negative campaigning in elections across the world. His recent work has been published in journals such as Political Psychology, European Journal of Political Research, West European Politics, European Journal of Communication, Personality and Individual Differences, Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties, Electoral Studies, and Journal of Political Marketing. He recently co-edited the volumes New Perspectives on Negative Campaigning: Why Attack Politics Matters (ECPR Press, 2015, with Annemarie S. Walter) and Election Watchdogs (Oxford University Press, 2017, with Pippa Norris). He is currently Associated Editor of the Journal of Social and Political Psychology.


Media Psychology: Appearance, (self-)representation and body image online

Understanding the Impact of Non-Idealized Advertising Models: The Roles of Framing and Thin-Ideal Internalization

Orpha de Lenne, Laura Vandenbosch, Tim Smits and Steven Eggermont

“Get inspired”: A systematic content analysis of Instagram influencers and their self-presentation strategies

Sarah Devos, Steven Eggermont and Laura Vandenbosch

Testing transactional processes between social media gratifications, internalization of appearance standards and adolescents’ and emerging adults’ well-being

Johanna van Oosten and Laura Vandenbosch

Mass Media’s Contribution to Norm Development: The Construction of Vignettes to Assess Sexual Normative Beliefs

Helene Laporte and Steven Eggermont

Chair: Johanna van Oosten


Media Psychology: Online social skills and well-being

Dynamics of Active and Passive Social Media Use: Behavioral Patterns and Self-Reports

Diamantis Petropoulos Petalas, A.J.D. Bij de Vaate, Elly A. Konijn, Christian Burgers, Benjamin K. Johnson, Jolanda Veldhuis, Katalin E. Balint and A.G.J. van der Schoot

Social Media Use and Psychological Well-Being Among Dutch Adolescents and Young-adults

Elly A. Konijn, Diamantis Petropoulos Petalas, Christian Burgers, Benjamin K. Johnson, A.J.D. Bij de Vaate, Jolanda Veldhuis, Ewa Międzobrodzka, Katalin E. Balint and A.G.J. van der Schoot

Being Extravert in a Smartphone-present World: The Impact of Smartphone Presence During Class on Academic Performance and the Role of Personality Traits

Ellen Groenestein, Lotte Willemsen, Peter Kerkhof and Guido Van Koningsbruggen

Mirror, mirror on the wall: Is social competency in online environments just a reflection of social competency in face-to-face environments?

Rebecca Dredge

Chair: Jolanda Veldhuis


Journalism: News effects

The role of negative and emotionally arousing headlines in the selection of news: an eye-tracking study

Noelle Lebernegg, Sanne Kruikemeier, Kiki de Bruin, Yael de Haan, Bert Bakker and Sophie Lecheler            


Boomerang effects of framing immigrants as victims rather than Intruders

Annika Ruijter and Jan Kleinnijenhuis


The effects of news format on social perception of stigmatized groups

Tineke Prins, Liesbeth Hermans and Kees Dijkman

De invloed van nieuwsberichten op politiek vertrouwen van jongeren

Judith Makkink and Liesbeth Hermans

Chair: Tineke Prins


Political Communication: Media effects in a changing media environment


The Mediated Knowledge Acquisition Model (MKAM): Advancing The Knowledge Gap theory incorporating Social

Youjia Huang, Jacqueline Tizora, Piet Verhoeven and Mehdi Zamani


Is it Fake News? Examining the effects of politicians’ media criticism on media perceptions      

Jana Laura Egelhofer, Sophie Lecheler, Ming Boyer and Loes Aaldering


Identifying Political Satire through Ironic Prosody                            

Saskia Leymann, Tom Lentz and Christian Burgers

#Hoedan: The effect of Zondag met Lubach exposure on support for PVV in the 2017 elections                                

Mark Boukes and Michael Hameleers

Chair: Mark Boukes


Health Communication: Communication about food

Healthier kids meals on the restaurant menu: co-creation between chef-cooks and children 

Kris Bevelander, Lois Kwakernaak, Elsemieke Laset, Gokky Zeinstra and Gerard Molleman

The persuasiveness of cues on food packages among different age categories. A systematic review and meta-analysis

Lotte Hallez, Yara Qutteina, Maxime Raedschelders and Tim Smits

Does ‘social eating’ equal ‘unhealthy eating’ in [blinded for review] television food advertising? A quantitative content analysis

Katrien Maldoy, Karolien Poels and Charlotte De Backer

Equivalence framing of eating meat

Florine Snethlage and Jan Kleinnijenhuis


Chair: Kris Bevelander


Persuasive Communication: Personalization and privacy


(On)verantwoorde hulp: Webcare en privacy op sociale media

Marielle van den Bogaard, Christine Liebrecht and Emiel van Miltenburg

Personalized advertising: Lucrative or Creepy?

Jelle Scholten and Iris van Ooijen            

Empowerment through technical and legal knowledge to reject tracking cookies

Joanna Strycharz, Guda Van Noort, Natali Helberger and Edith Smit

Does personalization and targeting help to prevent debts?

Felix Uhl, Claartje Ter Hoeven and Marieke Fransen

Chair: Joanna Strycharz


14:15 - 14:30

Coffee break

14:30 - 15:30

Panel: ”Work-Life Balance” by NeFCA’s Young Scholars Network

During this workshop, Samula Mescher will debunk three myths that stand in the way of you finding work-life balance (e.g.,“Time management will help you find a better work-life balance”). You will learn why these are myths and Samula will share important keys to finding balance in academia that you can immediately put to use. After finishing her PhD on this topic and working in academia for eleven years, Samula now works as an international coach and trainer for scientists.


12:15 - 13:15


11:15 - 12:15

Panel: Educational Network

This panel is organized by NeFCA’s Educational Network (see The network intends to realize an exchange of ideas on and experiences with educational matters by those who manage and teach communication science degree programs at Bachelor's, Master's, Research Master's, and postgraduate levels.

In the panel a variety of papers will be presented on innovative teaching methods, do’s and don’ts in cases related to teaching communication science, and links between education and the professional field.



Challenging Teaching: The success of a challenge as an educational tool

Serena Daalmans and Esther Rozendaal


Adapting McQuail’s Mass Communication Theory for the Future of the Field

Mark Deuze      


Using blended learning in teaching qualitative research methods for media & communication studies

Delia Dumitrica


Verbinding tussen communicatiewetenschap en het communicatievak: De SWOCC Case

Guda van Noort


Professionalisering als leerlijn: Aandacht voor de persoonlijk-professionele ontwikkeling van studenten in het curriculum

Elze Roes, Mariska Kleemans and Paul Ketelaar  


Project-based Learning in Communication Science Teaching

Esther Schagen, Wouter Van Atteveldt and Linde Berkelmans


8:30 - 11:00

Pre-conference on framing in journalism and public relations

In this pre-conference, the NeFCA organizational communication division and journalism division will discuss the latest research on framing in journalism and/or PR, as well as perspectives on framing in these or related research domains. There will be special emphasis on framing research on the intersection between journalism studies and organizational communication, for example, research reflecting on how organizational frames are built and integrated into media and/or audience frames, or how organizations try to counter media frames. The panel consists of 5 presentations by Netherlands and Belgium based scholars, alongside the introducing keynote and closing discussion by prof. dr. Baldwin Van Gorp.

8:30 - 8:45

8:45 - 9:10

Welcome and coffee

Introducing keynote by prof. dr. Baldwin Van Gorp (KU Leuven)

9:15 - 10:40

Presentation of the accepted studies (12 minutes per study) followed by a discussion

"What's in a frame? Het gebruik van frames in de berichtgeving over de provinciale statenverkiezingen 2018" 

Niet Hietbrink &  Liesbeth Hermans (Windesheim)


"Framing automation: a quantitative framing analysis of emerging technologies in American newspapers"

Hannes Cools (KU Leuven)


"Framing public organizational legitimacy: Support and criticism in climate change news on Royal Dutch Shell"

Jeroen Jonkman & Piet Verhoeven (Amsterdam School of Communication Research – ASCoR)

"Organisational frames and the media: the case of nuclear energy"

Mirjam Vossen (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen)

"Framing across platforms. How Flemish politicians frame migration in news media and on Twitter"

Priscilla Hau (UAntwerpen)

10:40 - 11:00

Final discussion and wrap-up by prof. dr. Baldwin Van Gorp 

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Political Communication: New media and political communication


China’s Digital Nationalism: Search Engines and Online Encyclopaedias

Dechun Zhang


Sharing and discussing news on WhatsApp: Affective, behavioural and cognitive outcomes            

Susan Vermeer, Sanne Kruikemeier, Damian Trilling and Claes De Vreese


Designing and validating the Digital Activism Scale (DAS): an instrument to measure online activism on social media                          

Cato Waeterloos, Koen Ponnet and Michel Walrave

Have a look at this! Appraisals in sharing news on social media                                 

Mickey Steijaert, Wouter van Atteveldt, Mariken van der Velden and Kasper Welbers

Chair: Susan Vermeer


15:45 - 16:45

16:45 - 17:00

Coffee break

Keynote: Teun van de Keuken

Teun van de Keuken is a Dutch investigative journalist, producer and presenter of television and radio programs, columnist, and writer. He has worked on many investigative journalistic productions, such as Keuringsdienst van waarde, De slag om Brussel , De slag om Nederland, and De Monitor. In doing so, he has established a reputation investigating fair practices, both in the public and private section. He is also the founder of chocolate company Tony's Chocolonely, which produces “slave-free chocolate”. In his keynote, Teun will share some examples of his many encounters with how the public is (mis)informed about certain products and services.


UVA 1,2,3,4

18:00 - 1:00

Dinner and Party

17:00 - 18:00

De Vergulden Eenhoorn