The new Steering Committee of the ECPR Standing Group on Political Communication

We are happy to announce that our team member Daniel Thiele (Freie Universität Berlin/Weizenbaum Institute) was elected to the new Steering Committee of the ECPR Standing Group on Political Communication, announced on April 26th!

The Standing Group on Political Communication encompasses research on the interactions among politics, media, and the public. This research network provides a solid structure for scholars in the field of political communication to collaborate, offering workshops to train scholars in: methodological design, interdisciplinary challenges, media and survey data, automated content analysis; as well as, organizing sections at annual conferences. In addition to conducting these activities, the network’s main objective is to establish strong communication among scholars engaged in political communication research.

The new Steering Committee is formed by Mariken van der Velden (VU Amsterdam), Johanna Burger (U of Applied Sciences of the Grisons & FU Berlin), Alena Kluknavská (Masaryk University), Laura Jacobs (U Antwerp), Olga Eisele (University of Amsterdam), and Daniel. Together with Laura he will be responsible for the Standing Group’s communication, in particular for the social media channels (@ECPR_PolCom) and the website (

We congratulate Daniel and the five newly elected members of the Steering Committee of the ecpr Standing Group on Political Communication!