Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sophie Lecheler
T: +43-1-4277-49375

Lecheler, S., Kruikemeier, S., & de Haan, Y. (2019). The use and verification of online sources in the news production process. In J. E. Katz, & K. K. Mays (Eds.), Journalism and Truth in an Age of Social Media (pp. 167-181). Oxford University Press.







de Haan, Y., Kruikemeier, S., Lecheler, S., Smit, G., & van der Nat, R. (2018). Audience uses and evaluations of news visualizations: When does an infographic say more than a thousand words? In N. An (Ed.), News, Numbers and Public Opinion in a Data-Driven World Bloomsbury Publishing.


Lecheler, S. (2018). Down the Rabbit Hole. In P. D'Angelo (Ed.), Doing News Framing Analysis II: Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315642239


Lecheler, S., & de Vreese, C. H. (2018). News Framing Effects. Routledge.




Kruikemeier, S., de Haan, Y., & Lecheler, S. (2017). Fast and Flaky? Journalistic sourcing behaviour online. Paper presented at ECREA Journalism Studies Conference 2017, Odense, Denmark.


Lecheler, S., & Kruikemeier, S. (2017). The architecture of news: Understanding the effects of editorial cues in print and digital journalism. Paper presented at ECREA Journalism Studies Conference 2017, Odense, Denmark.

Data-Driven Election Campaigns

Sophie Lecheler (Speaker)
17 Jan 2020

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Fake News in the Brussels Bubble: Examining EU Correspondents’ Verification Concerns and Competencesin a Digital Age

Loes Aaldering (Speaker), Sophie Lecheler (Speaker)
Sep 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Identity-motivated reasoning: partisan-motivated and gender-motivated biases in response to gender quota news

Ming Manuel Boyer (Speaker), Loes Aaldering (Contributor), Sophie Lecheler (Contributor)
15 Jul 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Identity-Motivated Reasoning and the Barrier-Bridging Potential of Episodic Frames: The Austrian Gender Quota

Ming Manuel Boyer (Speaker), Sophie Lecheler (Contributor), Loes Aaldering (Contributor)
26 May 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


News about Fake News. How Austrian Newspapers discuss the Term ‘Fake News’ over time

Jana Laura Egelhofer (Speaker), Loes Aaldering (Contributor), Jakob-Moritz Eberl (Contributor), Sebastian Galyga (Contributor), Sophie Lecheler (Contributor)
24 May 201928 May 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


You Are Fake News! Mapping Delegitimizing Media Criticism.

Jana Laura Egelhofer (Speaker), Loes Aaldering (Contributor), Sophie Lecheler (Contributor)
24 May 201928 May 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Identity-Motivated Reasoning and the Group Polarization of Political Beliefs

Ming Manuel Boyer (Speaker), Loes Aaldering (Contributor), Sophie Lecheler (Contributor)
23 May 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Investigating the Persuasive Effects of Anger Expression in Political News Messages

Jonathan Van ’t Riet (Speaker), Gabi Schaap (Speaker), Mariska Kleemans (Speaker), Harm Veling (Speaker), Sophie Lecheler (Speaker)
May 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Is Context the Key? The (Non-)Differential Effects of Mediated Incivility in Three European Countries

Lukas P. Otto (Speaker), Sophie Lecheler (Speaker), Andreas Schuck (Speaker)
May 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Motivated Reasoning on the Intersection of Ideology and Other Group Identities

Ming Manuel Boyer (Speaker), Loes Aaldering (Speaker), Sophie Lecheler (Speaker)
May 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Soaking Up the News? A Content Analysis of Immersive Journalism

Karla de Bruin (Speaker), Nele Goutier (Speaker), Sanne Kruikemeier (Speaker), Sophie Lecheler (Speaker)
May 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Thank Google! Observing Journalistic Online Sourcing Behavior

Yael de Haan (Speaker), Sophie Lecheler (Speaker), Sanne Kruikemeier (Speaker), Markus Metz (Speaker)
May 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Trick of the Traits: An Experimental Study on Trait Ownership and Mediated Leader Effects

Loes Aaldering (Speaker), Sophie Lecheler (Speaker)
May 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


You're Fake News! Mapping Delegitimizing Media Criticism by Politicians on Social Media

Jana Laura Egelhofer (Speaker), Loes Aaldering (Speaker), Sophie Lecheler (Speaker)
May 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Identity-Motivated Reasoning and the Barrier-Bridging Potential of Episodic Frames: The Austrian Gender Quota

Ming Manuel Boyer (Speaker), Sophie Lecheler (Contributor), Loes Aaldering (Contributor)
26 Apr 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Identity-Motivated Reasoning and the Barrier- Bridging Potential of Episodic Frames

Ming Manuel Boyer (Speaker), Sophie Lecheler (Speaker), Loes Aaldering (Speaker)
Apr 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


News about Fake News. How Austrian Newspapers discuss the Term ‘Fake News’ over time.

Jana Laura Egelhofer (Speaker), Loes Aaldering (Contributor), Jakob-Moritz Eberl (Contributor), Sebastian Galyga (Contributor), Sophie Lecheler (Contributor)
15 Feb 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Present in a virtual world: How new technologies, the level of interaction and the narrative can engage the audience

Karla de Bruin (Speaker), Yael de Haan (Speaker), Nele Goutier (Speaker), Sanne Kruikemeier (Speaker), Sophie Lecheler (Speaker)
15 Feb 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Identity-Motivated Reasoning and the Barrier-Bridging Potential of Episodic Frames: The Austrian Gender Quota

Ming Manuel Boyer (Speaker), Sophie Lecheler (Contributor), Loes Aaldering (Contributor)
7 Feb 20199 Feb 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


News about Fake News. How Austrian News Papers discuss "Fake News" over time

Jana Laura Egelhofer (Speaker), Jakob-Moritz Eberl (Speaker), Loes Aaldering (Speaker), Sebastian Galyga (Speaker), Sophie Lecheler (Speaker)
30 Nov 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Journalism and Desinformation Online

Sophie Lecheler (Speaker)
29 Nov 20181 Dec 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Müssen wir wirklich immer (mit)fühlen? Zur Rolle von Emotionen in Politik und Medien

Sophie Lecheler (Speaker)
5 Nov 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


What the News Means to Me: How Identity Cues in the News Affect Group Identity Salience

Ming Manuel Boyer (Speaker), Sophie Lecheler (Contributor)
4 Jul 20187 Jul 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Trick of the Traits. An experimental study on trait ownership and mediated leader effects

Loes Aaldering (Speaker), Sophie Lecheler (Speaker)
Jun 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Systematizing Fake News as Two-Dimensional Phenomenon. A Framework and Research Agenda.

Jana Laura Egelhofer (Speaker), Loes Aaldering (Contributor), Sophie Lecheler (Contributor)
24 May 201828 May 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


What the News Means to Me: Identity Cues in the News Affect Group Identity Salience

Ming Manuel Boyer (Speaker), Sophie Lecheler (Contributor)
24 May 201828 May 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


You are Fake News! Mapping delegitimizing media criticism“

Jana Laura Egelhofer (Speaker), Sophie Lecheler (Contributor), Loes Aaldering (Contributor)
6 Apr 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


What the news means to me: An exploratory experiment investigating social identity salience after news exposure

Ming Manuel Boyer (Speaker), Sophie Lecheler (Contributor)
5 Apr 20188 Apr 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


You're Fake News! Mapping Delegitimizing Media Criticism by Politicians on Social Media

Jana Laura Egelhofer (Speaker), Sophie Lecheler (Contributor), Loes Aaldering (Contributor)
2018 → …

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Print versus Screen: Newspaper Reading Today

Sophie Lecheler (Speaker), Ming Manuel Boyer (Speaker)
9 Nov 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Conceptualizing Fake News for Political Communication. A Framework and Research Agenda

Jana Laura Egelhofer (Speaker), Sophie Lecheler (Speaker)
27 Sep 201729 Sep 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


The Importance of Social Identities in Political Communication Effects: Social Identity Activation by Political News

Ming Manuel Boyer (Speaker), Sophie Lecheler (Contributor)
22 Sep 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Conceptualizing Fake News for Political Communication. A Framework and Research Agenda

Jana Laura Egelhofer (Speaker), Sophie Lecheler (Speaker)
21 Sep 201722 Sep 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Emotion, News and Politics: The Power of the Positive?

Sophie Lecheler (Speaker)
27 Jun 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


It’s the Frame that Matters: Immigrant Integration and Media Framing Effects in the Netherlands

Linda Bos (Speaker), Sophie Lecheler (Speaker)
25 May 201729 May 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


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