Christian von Sikorski, PhD
von Sikorski, C., & Matthes, J. (2020). Framing and journalism. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication Oxford University Press.




von Sikorski, C., & Matthes, J. (2019). Framing-Effekte im Gesundheitsbereich. In C. Rossmann, & M. R. Hastall (Eds.), Handbuch Gesundheitskommunikation: Kommunikationswissenschaftliche Perspektiven (pp. 307-319). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-10948-6_25-1



Binder, A., von Sikorski, C., & Matthes, J. (2019). Skalenbasierte Messung von Informationsverarbeitung. In T. Faas, O. W. Gabriel, & J. Maier (Eds.), Handbuch Gesundheitskommunikation: Kommunikationswissenschaftliche Perspektiven (pp. 655-668). Nomos. https://doi.org/10.5771/9783845264899-655





von Sikorski, C. (2018). Measurement of behavior. In J. Matthes, C. Davis, & R. Potter (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods (pp. 1077-1087). Wiley.


von Sikorski, C. (2018). Sportskandale online: Entstehung, Verbreitung, Darstellung und Wirkung von Skandalen im Internet. In T. Horky, H-J. Stiehler, & T. Schierl (Eds.), Die Digitalisierung des Sports in den Medien (pp. 131-159). Herbert von Halem.






Homosexuality in children’s cartoons: How same-sex characters and political orientation affect adults’ perceived age-appropriateness of children’s cartoons

Christian von Sikorski (Speaker), Brigitte Naderer (Speaker), Dieter Brandt (Speaker)
Nov 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Do journalists differentiate between Muslims and Islamist terrorists? A content analysis of terrorism news coverage

Christian von Sikorski (Speaker), Desiree Schmuck (Speaker), Jörg Matthes (Speaker), Claudia Klobasa (Speaker), Helena Knupfer (Speaker), Melanie Saumer (Speaker)
May 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science



Kommunikation als Verantwortung? Interne und externe Wahrnehmung von Verantwortungsfaktoren am Beispiel der Universität Wien

Mira Mayrhofer (Speaker), Marlis Stubenvoll (Speaker), Christian von Sikorski (Speaker), Jörg Matthes (Speaker)
Apr 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


The polarizing effect of a Twitter post: Investigating the effects of highlighted right-wing populist statements in political news coverage

Raffael Heiss (Speaker), Christian von Sikorski (Speaker), Jörg Matthes (Speaker)
Sep 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Likeminded and cross-cutting talk, network characteristics, and political participation online- and offline: A panel study

Jörg Matthes (Speaker), Franziska Marquart (Speaker), Christian von Sikorski (Speaker)
6 Aug 20189 Aug 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Muslims are not Terrorists‘. Islamic State coverage, journalistic differentiation between terrorism and Islam, fear reactions and attitudes toward Muslims

Christian von Sikorski (Speaker), Desiree Schmuck (Speaker), Jörg Matthes (Speaker), Alice Binder (Speaker)
6 Aug 20189 Aug 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Muslims' responses to terrorism news: Perceived journalistic quality, discrimination, and attitudes toward the majority population

Desiree Schmuck (Speaker), Jörg Matthes (Speaker), Christian von Sikorski (Speaker), Mona Rahmanian (Speaker), Beril Bulat (Speaker)
6 Aug 20189 Aug 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


No compassion for Muslims? How terrorism news about Muslim victims influence emotions and policy support

Desiree Schmuck (Speaker), Jörg Matthes (Speaker), Christian von Sikorski (Speaker)
6 Aug 20189 Aug 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Terror, terror everywhere? How terrorism news shape anti-Muslim policy support: Perceived threat and risk controllability

Jörg Matthes (Speaker), Desiree Schmuck (Speaker), Christian von Sikorski (Speaker)
6 Aug 20189 Aug 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


How the serialization of news affects recipients' attitudes toward politicians involved in scandals

Christian von Sikorski (Speaker), Johannes Knoll (Speaker)
9 Aug 201712 Aug 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


The Islamic State in the news: Journalistic differentiation between terrorism and Islam, terror news proximity, and islamophobic attitudes

Christian von Sikorski (Speaker), Jörg Matthes (Speaker), Desiree Schmuck (Speaker)
9 Aug 201712 Aug 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


The “Spiral of Silence” revisited: A meta-analysis on the relationship between perceptions of opinion support and political opinion expression

Jörg Matthes (Speaker), Johannes Knoll (Speaker), Christian von Sikorski (Speaker)
9 Aug 201712 Aug 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


A new look at celebrity endorsements in politics: Investigating the impact of scandalous celebrity endorsers and politicians’ best responses

Johannes Knoll (Speaker), Christian von Sikorski (Speaker)
25 May 201729 May 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Muslims are not terrorists”: Islamic State coverage, journalistic differentiation between terrorism and Islam, fear reactions, and attitudes toward Muslims

Christian von Sikorski (Speaker), Desiree Schmuck (Speaker), Jörg Matthes (Speaker), Alice Binder (Speaker)
25 May 201729 May 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


The effects of darkness and lightness cues in the visual depiction of political actors involved in scandals: An experimental study

Christian von Sikorski (Speaker)
25 May 201729 May 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


The effects of political scandals

Christian von Sikorski (Speaker)
18 May 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public




The effects of visual isolation on the perception of scandalized politicians in mediated scandals

Christian von Sikorski (Speaker)
Jun 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther



Scandals online: Effects of valenced reader comments on recipients' information processing

Christian von Sikorski (Speaker)
Apr 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


How valenced reader comments affect recipients' perception of scandalized individuals and the journalistic quality of online news.

Christian von Sikorski (Speaker)
21 May 201525 May 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


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