Examples of Projects
Emotions in Political Communication
In a number of studies, I deal with the role emotions play in political communication processes. For example, which effect will emotional appeals in the news have on political behavior, or how important are positive emotions during political campaigns?
collaboration with Claes de Vreese (University of Amsterdam), Andreas Schock (University of Amsterdam), Michael Bruder (London School of Economics), Sarah Harrison (London School of Economics).
Journalistic Sourcing Behaviour
Digitalization has changed how journalists use sources during news production. By means of experimental research techniques, we observe how exactly journalists today use online tools to verify information and find reliable sources.
collaboration with Sanne Kruikemeier (University of Amsterdam) and Yael de Haan (University of Applied Sciences Utrecht).
Print versus Screen: Newspaper Reading Today
We examine how reading of online political news is different from reading print news. In an experimental lab study, we investigate to what extent linearity of reading on paper or on screen affects visual attention to a news story as well as individual political attitudes, political interest, political efficacy and recall of news. The project makes use of eye tracking to tap visual attention.
collaboration with Sanne Kruikemeier (University of Amsterdam) and Ming Boyer (University of Vienna).
Incivility in Dutch News Media: Content and Effects
An examination of the presence and effects of incivility in the Dutch, Austrian and American media and political discourse.
collaboration with Yph Lelkes (Annenberg School of Communication, UPenn).
Forthcoming and recent Publications
Bartholome, A., Lecheler, S., & de Vreese, C. H. (2017). Towards a Typology of Conflict Frames: Substantiveness and Interventionism in Political Conflict News. Journalism Studies. Advance online publication.
de Haan, Y., Kruikemeier, S., Lecheler, S., Smit, G., & van der Nat, R. (2017). When does an infographic say more than a thousand words? Audience evaluations of news visualizations. Journalism Studies. Advance online publication
Wurff, van der R., De Swert, K., & Lecheler, S. (2016). News Quality and Public Opinion: The Impact of Deliberative Quality of News Media on Citizens' Argument Repertoire. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, IJPOR. Advance online publication.
Lecheler, S., & de Vreese, C. H. (2016). How long do news framing effects last? A systematic review of longitudinal studies. Annals of the International Communication Association, 40(1), p. 3-30, DOI: 10.1080/23808985.2015.11735254.
Lecheler, S., & Kruikemeier, S. (2016). Re-evaluating journalistic routines in a digital age. A review of research on the use of online sources. New Media & Society, 18(1), 156-171.
- Feinholdt, A., Schuck, A.R.T., Lecheler, S., & de Vreese, C.H. (2016). Shifting frames: Conditional indirect effects of contested issues on perceived effectiveness through multiple emotions. Journal of Media Psycholgy.