Together with Prof. Margaret E. Roberts and Prof. Nils Weidmann, Yannis Theocharis will lead a research project on non-transparent moderation procedures on social media platforms. They will focus on hate messages, "fake news" and freedom of speech. The project is funded by the Max Planck Humboldt Research Award 2022. More information here.
Yannis Theocharis is coauthor of "The Effects of the COVID-19 Outbreak on Selective Exposure: Evidence from 17 Countries".
It was published September 4th in Political Communication. doi
Division Does Not Imply Predictability: Demographics Continue to Reveal Little About Voting and Partisanship
What are the political consequences of ongoing social sorting? This is the question Jan Zilinsky and his coauthor Seo-Young Silvia Kim ask in their paper "Division Does Not Imply Predictability: Demographics Continue to Reveal Little About Voting and Partisanship"
They published the article in "Political Behavior". doi.
West European Politics
Fr., 15 July 2022
Prof. Theocharis and colleagues have published a new paper in West European Politics: "Politics under Pressure: Polarisation and Participation in Western Europe. Platform affordances and political participation: how social media reshape political engagement.". doi.
72nd Annual International Communication Association Conference
Sat, 28. Mai 2022
Three members of the team presented articles at the 72nd Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference in Paris. Soyeon Jin presented her paper “Revisiting the Influence of Media Salience: Anti-Immigrant Sentiments, Motivation to Control Prejudice, and Stability of Attitudes” in the panel "Immigrant Acculturation, Intergenerational (Non)accommodation, and Health" and Shota Gelovani presented the paper "Cross-Country Effect of Social Media Use on Ethnocentrism: Evidence from Three Western Democracies." he wrote together with Yannis Theocharis, Karolina Koc-Michalska, and Bruce Bimber in the panel "Mediating Narratives and Imaginaries of Migrants: Ethnicity and Race in Communication". The article is currently under review by the Political Communication journal. Yannis Theocharis coauthored for additional articles presented in the conference. "How Healthy Political Discussions Invigorate Online Participation: Evidence From 17 European Countries" (Castro et al.) in the panel "Political incivility and participation". "Structural Changes and Online Political Campaigning: A Comparison of the 2014 and 2019
European Parliament Elections" (Stier, Popa, Theocharis) in the panel "Evolution of Digital Election Campaigning". "The Effects of the COVID-19 Outbreak on Selective Exposure: Evidence from 17 Countries" (Zoizner et al.)in the panel "Selective and Cross-Cutting Exposure in Times of COVID-19" und "Selective and Cross-Cutting Exposure in Times of COVID-19" (Matthes et al.) in the panel "Selective and Cross-Cutting Exposure in Times of COVID-19".
4th ANNUAL COMPTEXT Conference 2022
Fri, 06 May 2022
Two members of the team presented articles at the 4th ANNUAL COMPTEXT Conference 2022 in Dublin. Soyeon Jin presented her article "My Post is on The News! The Reciprocal Relationship among Public Discourse, Media Agenda-Setting, and Public Disputes" in the panel "Social Media and Public Discourse" and Shota Gelovani presented the article "Methodologic and Theoretical Approaches to Studying Citizen-Produced Political Text" in the panel "Social Media and Rhetoric".
New Media & Society
Sat., 09 October 2021
Prof. Theocharis, Soyeon and colleagues have published a new paper: "Does the platform matter? Social media and COVID-19 conspiracy theory beliefs in 17 countries".
Tue., 27 July 2021
Prof. Theocharis and colleagues have published a new paper: "Revisiting norms of citizenship in times of democratic change".
Wed., 21 July 2021
Prof. Theocharis and colleagues have published a new paper: "Does a Crisis Change News Habits? A Comparative Study of the Effects of COVID-19 on News Media Use in 17 European Countries".
The Council for European Studies (CES)
Tue., 22 June 2021
Soyeon Jin presented her working paper "Exploring the influence of controversies - ethnic symbolic boundaries contestedness, strength, and issue salience".
The European Parliament published a working paper "AI and the Future of Democracy" based on the EU hearings in which Prof. Theocharis participated on April 15, 2021.
So., 23 May 2021
La Repubblica has published an article on the recently published paper "Navigating High-choice European Political Information Environments" by Prof. Theocharis and colleagues.
Nieman Foundation at Havard - Nieman Lab
Tue., 18 May 2021
The Nieman Lab of the Nieman Foundation at Harvard has published an article on the recently published paper "Navigating High-choice European Political Information Environments" by Prof. Theocharis and colleagues.
International Communication Association (ICA 2021)
Mon., 17 May 2021
The Political Communication Division of the 2021 Annual Conference of the International Communication Association has awarded Prof. Yannis Theocharis and colleagues the Top Paper Award.
European Journal of Political Research
Tue., 19 May 2021
Prof. Theocharis and colleagues have published a paper.
Navigating High-choice European Pol. Information Environments: A Comp. Analysis of News User Profiles & Political Knowledge
The International Journal on Press/Politics
Wed., 12 May 2021
Prof. Theocharis and colleagues have published a paper.
European Parliament AIDA
Thu., 15 April 2021
Prof. Yannis Theocharis speaks at the European Parliament’s “Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age” (AIDA) event “AI and the Future of Democracy”.
The New York Times
Wed., 17 February 2021
Prof. Theocharis is quoted in the New York Times on the role of social media in weakening democracy.
Sun., 18 January 2021
Article by Prof. Theocharis on the role of social media in the storming of the United States Capitol (in Greek).
Thu., 7 January 2021
Article by Prof. Theocharis and colleagues on the role of social media in the storming of the United States Capitol (updated and reposted).