At the European Public Relations Education and Research Association’s (EUPRERA) annual congress in London (12th – 14th October 2017), our colleague Irina Lock received the award for the best PhD thesis in the last two years in Public Relations in Europe.
We are back with another PhD Insight. This time, we sat down with Dr. Anne Kroon, who defended her dissertation in September. Read on if you want to learn more about her research and her experiences as a PhD student. What was your academic background before doing a PhD? I first studied journalism, but […]
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 […]
We have the pleasure to welcome a new member to our team this summer. Take a look at his short introduction and join us in wishing him success at University of Amsterdam! Dr. Scott Banghart Scott has been studying corporate communication since he began his academic career at DePaul University in Chicago nearly ten years […]
Effects of actual and perceived media coverage on media orientations of communication professiona...
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 […]
Dr. Piet Verhoeven represented our team at the 24th International Public Relations Research Symposium BledCom 2017 in Bled, Slovenia. BledCom is an annual gathering of the world’s elite of academics and practitioners in public relations and related disciplines to discuss contemporary communication and management problems. The main topic of 2017 was “CSR in Hypermodern Times”, expressed in […]
PhD Insight with dr. Van Zoonen It has been a while since our last PhD Insight post. Now we are back to present you dr. Ward Van Zoonen, who successfully defended his dissertation this June. We talked to him about his research topic on “Understanding Public Social Media Use for Work. Content, Causes, and […]
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 […]