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Results: 1 - 30 of 154
  • newspaper with alarming headlines about climate change
    Why we might need more solutions journalism about climate change
    12 Nov 2021
    Alarming news about climate change dominates in news media. And we need to be alarmed, but does negative news alone have the desired effect on people and get them engaged? Or might we also need more of a different ...
  • Bert Bakker installed as member of the Amsterdam Young Academy
    11 Nov 2021
    On Monday November 9, Bert Bakker was installed as a new member of the Amsterdam Young Academy for the next four years.
  • Online news consumption can increase the divide between citizens, but also boost political involvement
    10 Nov 2021
    In the past everyone used to read the same news (one size fits all), but now we get our own made-to-measure news portions. News is selected based on our taste and online behaviour. Does it matter that we no longer ...
  • people standing on both sides of deep cliff
    Strong climate polarisation in the blogging world
    8 Nov 2021
    The blogging world is characterised by strong polarisation around the issue of climate change. On the one hand, there is the mainstream who support the scientific consensus on climate change, and on the other hand ...
  • Children and robots: future friends?
    26 Oct 2021
    In the future, humans will come into contact more and more frequently with ‘social robots’ – robots designed specifically for interactions with people. Children are increasingly likely to encounter such robots in ...
  • UHD appointments for Susanne Baumgartner, Sindy Sumter, Mark Boukes, and Toni van der Meer
    15 Oct 2021
    Due to leaves of (previous) colleagues and to the changes in the ratio junior – senior staff that were decided upon by the MT in the spring, the department was able to appoint four associate professors (UHDs).
  • woman wears vr headset and is in shock
    Virtual reality: a front-row seat to the impact of (un)sustainable behaviour
    15 Oct 2021
    Witness first-hand how your mountain of waste plastic expands over the years and what impact your food has on the rainforests. Virtual reality gives you a front-row seat to the impact of unsustainable behaviour. ...
  • Christian Burgers
    Christian Burgers appointed Professor of Communication and Organisations
    7 Oct 2021
    Christian Burgers has been appointed Professor of Communication and Organisations for the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). How would he describe his chair? What is its ...
  • Brahim Zarouali Receives ‘Jonge Haan’ Award 2021
    7 Oct 2021
    The Association for Advertising (Genootschap voor Reclame, GVR) has announced the winners for most valuable achievements in the marketing communication profession during the annual Hanen Dinner on October 4, 2021.
  • Andreas Schuck elected to ECREA Executive Board
    17 Sep 2021
    After serving two terms (+ 1 extra 'corona-year', 5 years total) as Chair of the ECREA Political Communication section, Andreas was elected at the general ECREA conference last week to become a member of the ECREA ...
  • Joost van Spanje awarded a JSPS Invitational Fellowship for Research
    9 Sep 2021
    Joost van Spanje has been awarded a JSPS Invitational Fellowship for Research in Japan.
  • AI, Media & Democracy Lab receives ELSA Lab status
    12 Jul 2021
    The Dutch AI Coalition (NL AIC) has awarded the NL AIC Label to the AI, Media & Democracy Lab, a collaboration between the UvA, HvA, CWI, media partners, social partners and the municipality of Amsterdam. The Label ...
  • Frank Huysmans reappointed as professor by special appointment of Information Society
    6 Jul 2021
    Frank Huysmans has been reappointed as professor by special appointment of Information Society, with special regard to the transformation of public libraries. The chair is endowed by National Library of the ...
  • Flanders and the Netherlands join EDMO project in the fight against disinformation
    5 Jul 2021
    The European Commission recognises the relevance of the fight against disinformation and has therefore allocated two million euros to the Flemish-Dutch EDMO project. Within this project, a multidisciplinary hub will ...
  • Michael Hameleers and Edina Strikovic win ASCoR Baschwitz Awards 2020
    24 Jun 2021
    ASCoR Researchers awarded on June 24, 2021
  • Priska Breves wins best student paper award
    3 Jun 2021
    Dr. Priska Breves, who will be joining the ASCoR Persuasive Communication group as Assistant Professor in August, received the best student paper award of the ICA’s Communication and Technology division for her ...
  • ‘I am here to assist you today.’ How we respond to chatbots.
    2 Jun 2021
    As online users we are increasingly exposed to chatbots as one form of AI-enabled media technologies. Stand-alone chatbots are often used for product or service recommendations, for example when online shopping or ...
  • Hang-Yee Chan, Christin Scholz and their co-authors receive ‘Promising Early Career Paper’ Award
    1 Jun 2021
    Hang-Yee Chan, Christin Scholz and their co-authors received the award for ‘Promising Early Career Paper’ at the Information System division of ICA 2021.
  • Loes Pouwels receives KNAW early career partnership
    20 May 2021
    The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has awarded its Early Career Partnerships for the second time to ten young researchers. They will have the opportunity to organise an interdisciplinary ...
  • KNAW Early Career Partnerships for four UvA researchers
    19 May 2021
    UvA researchers Eddie Brummelman, Dimitri van den Meerssche, Fabiola Müller and Loes Pouwels have all been awarded KNAW Early Career Partnerships. They will each be given the opportunity to organise an ...
  • Irina Lock, Marijn Meijers, and Anke Wonneberger received IIS and TLC grant on sustainability education
    29 Apr 2021
    Irina Lock, Marijn Meijers, and Anke Wonneberger have received an IIS and TLC grant on sustainability education. Their project aims to integrate and make use of synergies of the two Master electives Corporate Social ...
  • Woman looks online at information about breast cancer
    Promoting cancer screening through social media analyses
    20 Apr 2021
    Early identification through screening is a crucial element in reducing the burden of cancer. But many people don’t participate in the mass screening offered and recommended by the Dutch state. How do people arrive ...
  • Ine Beyens, Loes Pouwels, Irene van Driel, and Patti Valkenburg receive Top 100 ranking in Scientific Reports.
    8 Apr 2021
    The article “The effect of social media on well being differs from adolescent to adolescent” by Ine Beyens, Loes Pouwels, Irene van Driel, Loes Keijsers, and Patti Valkenburg (Project AWeSome) is listed in the Top ...
  • Eva van Reijmersdal, Sophie Boerman received award for ‘Best Article Published in Journal of Advertising in 2020’
    8 Apr 2021
    Eva van Reijmersdal, Sophie Boerman and their co-authors received the award for ‘Best Article Published in Journal of Advertising in 2020’ (runner up) for their article: Eisend, Martin, Eva A. van Reijmersdal, Sophie ...
  • The supermarket that communicates with you while you shop
    30 Mar 2021
    For many people, environmental knowledge and awareness does not necessarily translate into pro-environmental action. Even those with a strong desire to act in a more environmentally friendly way find themselves ...
  • Claes de Vreese appointed Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Society
    22 Mar 2021
    Prof. dr. Claes de Vreese has been appointed university professor of Artificial Intelligence and Society by the Executive Board of the UvA. This appointment takes the number of university professors in the field of ...
  • Dutch politicians showing frowning and happy faces
    How do politicians’ emotions affect us as voters?
    17 Mar 2021
    Emotions are usually very contagious, especially when expressed by people you like. If someone looks happy, for instance, you become happy too. But when politicians are involved, the dynamic is slightly different. It ...
  • Communication & Media Studies again number one worldwide in QS Ranking
    8 Mar 2021
    This year the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has once again been ranked best in the world for Communication Science & Media in the QS World University rankings by subject.
  • Communication & Media Studies again number one worldwide in QS Ranking
    4 Mar 2021
    This year the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has once again been ranked best in the world for Communication Science & Media in the QS World University rankings by subject. This is the fourth year in a row that UvA ...
  • How will AI and digital technologies transform democracy and the media?
    22 Feb 2021
    How will AI change media? What new opportunities can AI create for democracy? And what conditions need to be fulfilled for these things to happen? Starting Monday, 22 February, researchers from the University of ...