U+201CEmpire of PrintU+201D studies the work of four late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century authors in the colonial and postcolonial press. Unlike the little magazine, the newspapers of the British Empire have not yet been fully examined in relation to moderni
How alternative are alternative media? A multilevel and multimethod investigation into the contribution of online news startups to media pluralism in Flanders. University of Antwerp
Borders and Borderlands Revisited: A Visual and Mixed-method Study of Liminal Spaces and 'In Situ' Experiences University of Antwerp
Using Twitter as a public communication strategy: Can 140 characters reduce the Performance-Satisfaction Gap in the public sector? University of Antwerp
Cyber dating abuse among early adolescents: Towards a comprehensive understanding of monitoring behaviors and sexting under pressure. University of Antwerp
Screening the Benelux: A comparative research project on film policy and (trans)national identity in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg University of Antwerp
Towards a taxonomy of (in)susceptible media users: The different roles of adolescent peer communication in media effects. KU Leuven
Average effects sizes in studies on the influence of media in large, heterogeneous samples are rather small, suggesting some individuals may be more susceptible to media effects than others. Yet, scholars have difficulty identifying well-defined groups of individuals who are consistently more susceptible to media effects. This raises the question whether traditional moderation analyses, focusing on a priori-derived risk factors, are ...
Developing media effects as a research programme: Reconsidering the meta-theoretical, conceptual, and methodological foundations of a paradigm in crisis KU Leuven
To what extent do media messages shape people’s opinions and behaviors? Despite decades of scientific research we still have no clear answer: we know that studies only report very small effects but the meaning of those findings is heavily debated. Some scholars argue that the lack of convincing results means that the effects model fails to account for reality and should be abandoned. Others have arrived at the opposite conclusion. To them, ...