Congratulations to our colleagues dr. Mark Boukes and dr. Toni van der Meer for being awarded Veni Talent grants by the NWO! These three-year grants provide them with the opportunity to research mediatization and negativity, and the influence of political satire.
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Between 9 and 14 of April, we had the pleasure of welcoming Professor Cynthia Stohl as a guest researcher at our department. Cynthia Stohl is a distinguished professor of organizational communication and the past director of the Center for Information Technology and Society at the University of California Santa Barbara.
On February 6, our colleague dr. Theo Araujo presented his book Corporate branding and consumers on social media for SWOCC.
On February 15 Marita Vos, full professor of Organizational Communication and PR at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland, gave a guest lecture about her research on issue arenas at the Corporate Communications department. Read on to find out more about her ideas about the future of organizational communication research.
In their recent publication “News Consumption and Its Unpleasant Side Effect: Studying the Effect of Hard and Soft News Exposure on Mental Well-Being Over Time” Mark Boukes and Rens Vliegenthart investigate how individuals’ consumption of current news impacts their well-being over time.
How do journalists employ news factors to construct newsworthiness? And how do they vary across different kinds of news outlets? Read on to learn more! In their recent publication “A general pattern in the construction of economic newsworthiness? Analyzing news factors in popular, quality, regional, and financial newspapers” Mark Boukes and Rens Vliegenthart investigate the […]
Conflicting consequences In their recent publication “Consequences of Public Social Media Use for Work” Zoonen et al are among the first to show that social media use for work is related to employee wellbeing through conflicting processes. Their research of 421 employees identified the conflicting consequences of social media usage as advantages (i.e. accessibility and […]
Which consequences have organizational news on communication professionals’ media orientations? And which role plays actual media coverage compared to the communication professionals’ perception thereof? Read on to learn more! In their recent publication “Did we make it to the news? Effects of actual and perceived media coverage on media orientations of communication professionals“ Sandra […]
People are often skeptical regarding the ethical engagement of companies, commonly known as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Journalists and NGOs accuse businesses of ‘greenwashing’ their environmental and social commitment – often with reason: many CSR publications are written overly positive and appear like promotion material instead of providing nuanced and objective information. Even the […]
Do you wonder how organizations are handling issue management in the current fast-paced communication environment? Whether there are differences between companies from various fields? Or maybe it all depends on the level of expertise of the public relations practitioners? The latest study done by our team members sheds more light on these questions. So keep […]