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A general pattern in the construction of economic newsworthiness?

A general pattern in the construction of economic newsworthiness?

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 […]

Consequences of Public Social Media Use for Work

Consequences of Public Social Media Use for Work

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 […]

Effects of actual and perceived media coverage on media orientations of communication professionals

Effects of actual and perceived media coverage on media orientations of communication professionals

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. Verhoeven presents new book for practitioners at BledCom 2017

Dr. Verhoeven presents new book for practitioners at BledCom 2017

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 […]

Measuring credibility perceptions in CSR communication

Measuring credibility perceptions in CSR communication

  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 […]

Top paper awards at the ICA and CCI

Top paper awards at the ICA and CCI

Congratulations to Anne Kroon, Joost Verhoeven and Brendon Voogt for being awarded for their research! Anne Kroon won the Top Student Paper Award,  from the Intergroup Communication Interest Group at the 2017 International Communication Association (ICA) conference in San Diego! Her paper Biased Media? Explaining age discrimination claims with media stereotypes investigated the relationship between media coverage […]