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Edina Striković is a PhD candidate in Political and Corporate Communication at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR). Her research focuses on Populism, specifically the concept of 'the People'. In particular, she is interested in how political elites perceive and make reference to the People in their communication, how the media construct the People in their reporting, and what effects reference to different representations of the People have on citizens' attitudes.


Email: e.strikovic@uva.nl

Linda van den Heijkant is a PhD candidate in Corporate 

Communication at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR). Her research focuses on the public debate on raising the retirement age in the Netherlands. Specifically, she investigates the content and consequences of media coverage in this context. She is interested in the role of traditional and social media, and how they differ in their coverage of this policy debate.


Email: l.vandenheijkant@uva.nl


Marthe Möller is a PhD candidate in Entertainment Communication at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR). Marthe investigates the influence of user-generated information on social media, such as comments or likes, on how people experience the content presented on these platforms. Through her research, she aims to learn more about entertainment experiences in the digital media landscape of the 21st century.


Email: a.m.moller@uva.nl

Zeph M. C. van Berlo is a lecturer in Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam. Currently he studies adolescents’ abilities to recognize and process covert mobile advertising (i.e. advergames) and examines what factors might facilitate or hinder this process. In addition, he is interested in the psychological mechanisms underlying resistance to persuasion and persuasion knowledge activation.


Email: z.m.c.vanberlo@uva.nl

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