New Research Project: Political Communication in Times of New Information and Communication Technology

Our new project in cooperation with the Bonner Akademie für Forschung und Lehre praktischer Politik (BAPP) investigates changes of political communication as a consequence of new information technologies. The project examines the impact of social media usage on the attitude and behavior of voters and focuses on the corresponding consequences for political communication in Germany.

Short Introduction: Benjamin Sack

Benjamin SackSince January 2015, I am a member of Thorsten Faas’ project on “political communication in times of new information and communication technology“. Promoted by the Bonner Akademie für Forschung und Lehre praktischer Politik, the project investigates the influence of social media usage on the attitude and behavior of voters and the corresponding consequences for political communication in Germany. Last December, I completed my Master’s degree in “Empirical Democracy Studies” at the University of Mainz, where I also achieved my Bachelor’s degree in “Political Science”. My research interest lies in the fields of political psychology and communication, comparative attitude-, value-, and participation research, and the methods of empirical social science.

Posted on 8. February 2015 in General