Marcinkowski, F. (2020). Systemtheorie und politische Kommunikation. In I. Borucki, K. Kleinen-von-Königslöw, S. Marschall, & T. Zerback (Hrsg.) Handbuch Politische Kommunikation. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-26242-6_5-1
Since the beginning of May, the Opinion Monitor Artificial Intelligence (Meinungsmonitor Künstliche Intelligenz [MeMo:KI]) has been examining the public's attitude to AI issues every two weeks. How intensively do citizens deal with this technology? How is the use of AI in different fields of application evaluated? And what significance does AI have for future election decisions? First data of the population surveys of the MeMo:KI are now also available in a beta version of our interactive dashboard.
Within the framework of the regular surveys, special topics are also repeatedly addressed in addition to the recurring questions. Currently, the entire society is concerned about the Corona pandemic. Worldwide, there are various AI applications for the fight against the virus, that are in development process or already in use. Some of the technological solutions are also conceivable in Germany. But what about public acceptance for such applications? About 2,000 people were interviewed in mid-May and mid-June. For most applications, approval values were found to be in part considerably higher than in an unspecific question on the use of AI in the healthcare sector. Especially in the field of anti-corona research, the use of AI is supported by a broad majority: Three-quarters of the respondents support the use of AI in the research of active substances. There is less support for applications that are intended to move closer into people's private sphere or to clarify existential questions. For further information, please contact us directly at .
Marcinkowski, F. & Dosenovic, P. (2020). From incidental exposure to intentional avoidance: Psychological reactance to political communication during the 2017 German national election campaign. New Media & Society.https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444820902104
From 27 to 30 January 2020, the second Conference on Fairness, Accountability and Transparency of the ACM will take place in Barcelona, Spain. The chair is represented with a contribution at the Computer Science Conference with interdisciplinary focus:
Marcinkowski, F., Kieslich, K., Starke, C. & Lünich, M. (2020, in press). Implications of AI (Un-)Fairness in Higher Education Admissions: The Effects of Perceived AI (Un-)Fairness on Exit, Voice and Organizational Reputation. Proceedings of the Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM FAT*). https://doi.org/10.1145/3351095.3372867.
The article will also be available as free download in the Conference Proceedings.
This year's General Conference of the ECPR will take place in Worclaw, Poland from 4 to 7 September 2019. The team is represented with a total of two contributions:
Kieslich, K., & Marcinkowski, F. (2019, September). Involuntary Media Populism – How German Mainstream Media Inadvertently Facilitate Populist Movements by Evoking Fear and Anger. Presentation at the Annual General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) in Wroclaw (04.-07.09.2019).
Kieslich, K., Marcinkowski, F., & Starke, C. (2019, September). Do not Trust the Elite! – Correlates Among Populist Attitudes and Trust in Politics and Media in Four Western-European Countries. Presentation at the Annual General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) in Wroclaw (04.-07.09.2019).
Lünich, M., Starke, C., Marcinkowski, F., & Dosenovic, P. (2019). Double Crisis: Sport Mega Events and the Future of Public Service Broadcasting. Communication & Sport. https://doi.org/10.1177/2167479519859208
The 69th Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA) will be held in Washington D.C. from 24 to 28 May 2019. The team will be represented with a total of three presentations at the largest international conference for communication scientists:
Dosenovic, P., & Marcinkowski, F. (2019, Mai). From Incidental Exposure to Intentional Avoidance: Psychological Reactance to Political Communication During the 2017 German National Election Campaign. Presentation at the 69th Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA), Interest Group Political Communication in Washington, D.C. (USA) (24.-28.05.2019).
Geise, S., Hänelt, M., & Dosenovic, P. (2019, Mai). What Follows "Fake News"? Effects of Alleged "Fake News" Perception on Self- and Social-Related Follow-Up Participation. Präsentation auf der 69. Presentation at the 69th Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA), Interest Group Mass Communication in Washington, D.C. (USA) (24.-28.05.2019).
Hase, V., Kieslich, K., & Engelke, K. (2019, Mai). The Things We Fear – Using Automated Content Analysis to Uncover How UK and US Media Construct Fear over Time (1990-2017). Präsentation auf der 69.Presentation at the 69th Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA), Interest Group Journalism Studies in Washington, D.C. (USA) (24.-28.05.2019).
The 64th Annual Meeting of the German Communication Association (DGPuK) will take place in Münster from 9 to 11 May 2019. The team is represented at the conference with a total of two presentations:
Hase, V., Engelke, K., & Kieslich, K. (2019, Mai). Angst vor Terror, Klimawandel & Arbeitslosigkeit? Eine automatisierte Inhaltsanalyse von Themen und Trends im Kontext von Angst in den Medien. Presentation at the 64th Annual Meeting of the German Communication Association in Münster (09.-11.05.2019).
Wiencierz, C., & Lünich, M. (2019, Mai). Vertrauen in Open Data zur Überbrückung des Data Divides. Presentation at the 64th Annual Meeting of the German Communication Association in Münster (09.-11.05.2019).
As part of the research initiative "Artificial Intelligence and the Society of the Future" of the Volkswagen Foundation, a planning grant was obtained for a total of nine months. The interdisciplinary project Fair Artificial Intelligence Reasoning (FAIR) will discuss the integration of fairness concepts into the programming of artificial intelligence and examine to what extent this has an influence on the perception of legitimacy of algorithmic based decision making. Applications in higher education are used as examples. Together with colleagues from sociology and computer science, a full proposal will be prepared within the framework of the Planning Grant. Janine Baleis and Birte Keller, two new project staff members at the chair, were recruited for this project.
On August 30, 2018, Christopher Starke has successfully completed his dissertation entitled "United in Diversity? The Effects of Media Identity Framing on Individual European Solidarity" and was awarded magna cum laude. We congratulate Christopher Starke and are looking forward to continuing to work with him as a PostDoc within the team.
Lünich, M., & Marcinkowski, F. (2018). Der Facebook-Datenskandal im Spiegel der öffentlichen Meinung. Précis für das Düsseldorfer Institut für Internet und Demokratie (DIID). Abrufbar unter (Download)