PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES
- Helfer, L. (2016) Media effects on politicians: An individual-level political agenda-setting experiment, The International Journal of Press/Politics 21(2). [link to journal page here]
- Helfer, L., & Van Aelst, P. (2016) What makes party messages fit for reporting? An experimental study of journalistic news selection, Political Communication 33(1) [paywall]
- Van Aelst, P., Van Santen, R., Melenhorst, L. & Helfer, L. (2015). Van de krant naar de Kamer en terug? Een studie naar media-aandacht als inspiratie voor en resultaat van het Nederlandse vragenuur. Res Publica, 2015-4.
An English translation of this article will appear in World Political Science Abstracts
- Van Santen, R., Helfer, L., & Van Aelst, P. (2015). When politics becomes news: An analysis of parliamentary questions and press coverage in three West European countries. Acta Politica, 50(1) [paywall]
- Bakker, T., Trilling, D., & Helfer, L. (2015). The context of content: The impact of source and setting on the credibility of news, Recherches en Communication, 40
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NON-ACADEMIC CONTRIBUTIONS (selection)
- Bas Denters, Maurits Sanders, Trui Steen & Luzia Helfer (2015). Symposium: Doctoraatsopleidingen in Nederland en Vlaanderen [Doctroal education in the Netherlands and Vlaanders], Res Publica, 2015-3
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- How politicians and journalists interact (September 2015). A general overview of the findings of my PhD project. Podcast episode of Listening Brief with Luzia Helfer
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CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (peer-reviewed)
09/2016 Helfer, L. & Andweg, R. Political agenda-setting put into context: How the electoral system shapes politicians’ reactions to media coverage. 2nd International Journal of Press/Politics Conference, Oxford/England.
02/2016 Helfer, L. How media directly and indirectly influence politics: Results from an experiment with Dutch politicians, Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Amsterdam.
12/2015 Helfer, L. Micro to Macro: Disentangling the influences on the selection of political news. Paper presented at the Workshop “Dynamics in Party Communication” organized by Markus Wagner and Thomas Meyer, Vienna/Austria
08/2015 Helfer, L. Disentangling the Media’s Influence on Public and Hidden Political Agendas in an Experiment with Politicians. Paper presented at the Conference of the ECREA Political Communication Section, Odense/Denmark.
06/2015 Helfer, L. & Vos. D. The news value of power put to the test. Combining journalist surveys and content analyses to explain the discrepancy between perceived and actual newsworthiness of politicians. Paper presented at the Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Maastricht/Netherlands.
05/2015 Helfer, L. & Wonneberger, A. Bowling Alone, Watching Together? Structural Explanations of Social TV Viewing from 1990 to 2010. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the ICA, Puerto Rico/USA.
05/2015 Helfer, L. When Do Politicians React to Media Reports? A Political Agenda-Setting Experiment. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the ICA, Puerto Rico/USA.
09/2014 Helfer, L. What Media Reports Influence Political Actions of Members of Parliament? A Comparative Political Agenda-Setting Experiment. Paper presented at the Annual ECPR General Conference, Glasgow/England.
07/2014 Helfer, L. When Media Reports Influence a Politicians’ Actions. An Experimental Political Agenda-Setting Study in two Western European Countries. Paper presented at the ECPR Graduate Student Conference, Innsbruck/Austria.
05/2014 Helfer, L. & Van Aelst, P. What Makes Political Messages Fit for Reporting? An Experimental Study of Journalistic News Selection. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the ICA, Seattle/USA.
01/2014 Helfer, L. Survey Experiments in Studying Political Elite Behavior. Applying the Factorial Survey to News Decisions of Journalists. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Swiss Political Science Association, Berne/Switzerland.
09/2013 Helfer, L. & Van Aelst, P. What Criteria Make Political Messages Newsworthy? A Factorial Survey Experiment to Study Individual Journalistic News Decisions. Paper presented at the Conference of the ECREA Political Communication Section, Milan/Italy