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Dr M. (Michael) Hameleers

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
CW : Political Communication & Journalism

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number: C8.00
Postal address
  • Postbus 15791
    1001 NG Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    Dr. Michael Hameleers (Ph.D., University of Amsterdam, 2017) is Assistant Professor in Political Communication at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR), Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His research interests include populism, disinformation, and corrective information. He has published extensively on the impact of populism, (visual) disinformation, fact-checking, media literacy interventions and (media)trust in leading peer-reviewed journals. In recent and ongoing projects, he explores the societal impact of populist communication related to different issues, the impact of disinformation in digital information settings, and the longer-term impact of deepfakes and fact-checkers. He is part of the Dutch/Belgian EDMO hub on misinformation and fact-checking, which aims to understand and implement solutions to combat disinformation using a large interdisciplinary network of scientists, fact-checkers, journalists and media policy makers. He applies a wide variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods to understand the intersections between media, politics, and society.

     

  • Publications

    2022

    • Hameleers, M. (2022). Populist disinformation in fragmented information settings: Understanding the nature and persuasiveness of populist and post-factual communication. (Routledge Studies in Media, Communication, and Politics). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003194668 [details]
    • Hameleers, M. (2022). Empowering the People’s Truth Through Social Media? (De)Legitimizing Truth Claims of Populist Politicians and Citizens. Politics and Governance, 10(1).
    • Hameleers, M. (2022). Separating truth from lies: comparing the effects of news media literacy interventions and fact-checkers in response to political misinformation in the US and Netherlands. Information, Communication & Society, 25(1), 110-126. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2020.1764603 [details]
    • Hameleers, M. (2022). This is Clearly Fake! Mis- and Disinformation Beliefs and the (Accurate) Recognition of Pseudo-Information – Evidence from the US and the Netherlands. American Behavioral Scientist.
    • Hameleers, M., Brosius, A., & de Vreese, C. H. (2022). Whom to trust? Media exposure patterns of citizens with perceptions of mis- and disinformation related to the news media. European Journal of Communication.
    • Hameleers, M., Humprecht, E., Möller, J. E., & Luhring, J. (2022). Degrees of deception: the effects of different types of COVID-19 misinformation and the effectiveness of corrective information in crisis times. Information, Communication & Society.
    • van der Meer, G. L. A., & Hameleers, M. (2022). I Knew It, the World is Falling Apart! Combatting a Confirmatory Negativity Bias in Audiences’ News Selection Through News Media Literacy Interventions. Digital Journalism.
    • van der Meer, G. L. A., Brosius, A., & Hameleers, M. (2022). The role of media use and misinformation perceptions in optimistic bias and third-person perceptions in times of high media dependency: Evidence from four countries in the first stage of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mass Communication & Society.

    2021

    2020

    2019

    • Hameleers, M. (2019). They Caused our Crisis! The Contents and Effects of Populist Communication: Evidence from the Netherlands. In O. Feldman, & S. Zmerli (Eds.), The Psychology of Political Communicators: How Politicians, Culture, and the Media Construct and Shape Public Discourse (pp. 79-98). (Routledge Studies in Political Psychology; Vol. 6). Routledge. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9780429947308/chapters/10.4324%2F9780429487897-5 [details]
    • Hameleers, M. (2019). Partisan Media, Polarized Audiences? A Qualitative Analysis of Online Political News and Responses in the United States, U.K., and The Netherlands. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 31(3), 485-505. https://doi.org/10.1093/ijpor/edy022 [details]
    • Hameleers, M. (2019). Putting Our Own People First: The Content and Effects of Online Right-wing Populist Discourse Surrounding the European Refugee Crisis. Mass Communication & Society, 22(6), 804-826. https://doi.org/10.1080/15205436.2019.1655768 [details]
    • Hameleers, M. (2019). Susceptibility to mis- and disinformation and the effectiveness of fact-checkers: Can misinformation be effectively combated? Studies in Communication I Media (SCM), 8(4), 523-546. https://doi.org/10.5771/2192-4007-2019-4-523 [details]
    • Hameleers, M. (2019). The populism of online communities: Constructing the boundary between “blameless” people and “culpable” others. Communication, Culture & Critique, 12(1), 147-165. https://doi.org/10.1093/ccc/tcz009 [details]
    • Hameleers, M. (2019). To like is to support? The effects and mechanisms of selective exposure to online populist communication on voting preferences. International Journal of Communication : IJoC, 13, 2417–2436. [details]
    • Hameleers, M., Andreadis, I., & Reinemann, C. (2019). Investigating the effects of populist communication: Design and measurement of the comparative experimental study. In C. Reinemann, J. Stanyer, T. Aalberg, F. Esser, & C. H. de Vreese (Eds.), Communicating populism: Comparing actor perceptions, media coverage, and effects on citizens in Europe (pp. 168-182). (Routledge Studies in Media, Communication, and Politics). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429402067-9 [details]
    • Hameleers, M., Bos, L., & de Vreese, C. H. (2019). Shoot the messenger? The media’s role in framing populist attributions of blame. Journalism, 20(9), 1145-1164. https://doi.org/10.1177/1464884917698170 [details]
    • Hameleers, M., Reinemann, C., Schmuck, D., & Fawzi, N. (2019). The persuasiveness of populist communication: Conceptualizing the effects and political consequences of populist communication from a social identity perspective. In C. Reinemann, J. Stanyer, T. Aalberg, F. Esser, & C. H. de Vreese (Eds.), Communicating populism: Comparing actor perceptions, media coverage, and effects on citizens in Europe (pp. 143-167). (Routledge Studies in Media, Communication, and Politics). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429402067-8 [details]

    2018

    • Hameleers, M. (2018). A typology of populism: Toward a revised theoretical framework on the sender side and receiver side of communication. International Journal of Communication : IJoC, 12, 2171–2190. [details]
    • Hameleers, M., & Vliegenthart, R. (2018). Framing the participatory society: Measuring discrepancies between interpretation frames and media frames. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 30(2), 257–281. https://doi.org/10.1093/ijpor/edw032 [details]
    • Hameleers, M., Bos, L., & de Vreese, C. (2018). Framing blame: Toward a better understanding of the effects of populist communication on populist party preferences. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, 28(3), 380-398. https://doi.org/10.1080/17457289.2017.1407326 [details]
    • Hameleers, M., Bos, L., & de Vreese, C. H. (2018). Selective exposure to populist communication: How attitudinal congruence drives the effects of populist attributions of blame. Journal of Communication, 68(1), 51-74. https://doi.org/10.1093/joc/jqx001 [details]
    • Hameleers, M., Bos, L., Fawzi, N., Reinemann, C., Andreadis, I., Corbu, N., Schemer, C., Schulz, A., Shaefer, T., Aalberg, T., Axelsson, S., Berganza, R., Cremonesi, C., Dahlberg, S., de Vreese, C. H., Hess, A., Kartsounidou, E., Kasprowicz, D., Matthes, J., ... Weiss-Yaniv, N. (2018). Start spreading the news: A comparative experiment on the effects of populist communication on political engagement in sixteen European countries. The International Journal of Press/Politics, 23(4), 517-538. https://doi.org/10.1177/1940161218786786 [details]

    2017

    • Hameleers, M., & Schmuck, D. (2017). It’s Us against Them: A Comparative Experiment on the Effects of Populist Messages Communicated via Social Media. Information, Communication & Society, 20(9), 1425-1444. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2017.1328523 [details]
    • Hameleers, M., Bos, L., & de Vreese, C. H. (2017). The Appeal of Media Populism: The Media Preferences of Citizens With Populist Attitudes. Mass Communication & Society, 20(4), 481-504. https://doi.org/10.1080/15205436.2017.1291817 [details]
    • Hameleers, M., Bos, L., & de Vreese, C. H. (2017). The Netherlands: A heartland full of insights into populist communication. In T. Aalberg, F. Esser, C. Reinemann, J. Strömbäck, & C. H. de Vreese (Eds.), Populist Political Communication in Europe (pp. 138-150). (Routledge Research in Communication Studies; Vol. 1). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315623016 [details]
    • Hameleers, M., Bos, L., & de Vreese, C. H. (2017). “They did it”: The effects of emotionalized blame attribution in populist communication. Communication Research, 44(6), 870-900. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093650216644026 [details]

    2020

    2021

    2019

    2021

    • Hameleers, M., & Boukes, M. (2021). Fighting lies with facts and humor. Paper presented at International Communication Association (ICA), United States.
    • Hameleers, M., & van der Meer, G. L. A. (2021). More than words: The contribution of visuals to episodic and thematic framing effects. Paper presented at International Communication Association (ICA), United States.
    • Yekta, N., & Hameleers, M. (2021). Entering an information era of parallel truths?. Paper presented at International Communication Association (ICA), United States.

    2020

    • Boukes, M., & Hameleers, M. (2020). #Hoedan: The effect of Zondag met Lubach exposure on support for PVV in the 2017 elections. Paper presented at Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap 2020, .
    • Boukes, M., & Hameleers, M. (2020). Shattering populists’ rhetoric with satire at election times. Paper presented at 70th International Communication Association Conference, Gold Coast, Australia.
    • Hameleers, M. (2020). Informatie pollutie in digitale samenlevingen: Populisme, desinformatie en de spiraal van post-truth politics. Paper presented at Staatsrechtconferentie 2020, .

    2019

    • Hameleers, M. (2019). Putting our own people first: The content and effects of online right-wing populist discourse surrounding the European refugee crisis. Abstract from International Communication Association (ICA), Washington, United States.
    • Hameleers, M., & van der Meer, G. L. A. (2019). Fight or flight? Attributing responsibility in response to mixed congruent and incongruent partisan news in selective exposure media environments. Abstract from International Communication Association (ICA), San Diego, United States.
    • Hameleers, M., van der Meer, G. L. A., & Powell, T. E. (2019). A picture paints a thousand lies? The effects and mechanisms of multimodal disinformation and rebuttals disseminated via social media. Abstract from International Communication Association (ICA), Washington, United States.
    • Vliegenthart, R., & Hameleers, M. (2019). The rise of a populist zeitgeist? A content analysis of populist media coverage in newspapers published between 1990 and 2017. Abstract from International Communication Association (ICA), Washington, United States.
    • van der Meer, G. L. A., Hameleers, M., & Kroon, A. C. (2019). Crafting our own biased media diets: The effects of confirmation, negativity, and hostility on selective attendance to online news.. Abstract from Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Nijmegen, .
    • van der Meer, G. L. A., Hameleers, M., & Kroon, A. C. (2019). How we create our own biased information environment: The effect of confirmation, negativity, and hostility on selective attendance to online news. Abstract from International Communication Association (ICA), Washington, United States.

    2018

    • Hameleers, M. (2018). Closer to the people. A comparative content analysis of online populist communication at election and routine periods.. Abstract from ICA, Prague, Czech Republic.
    • Hameleers, M. (2018). Partisan media, polarized audiences? A comparative qualitative analysis of online political news and responses in the U.S., U.K., and the Netherlands.. Abstract from ICA, Prague, Czech Republic.
    • Hameleers, M. (2018). Start spreading the news: A comparative experiment on the effects of populist communication on political participation in 16 European countries. Abstract from ICA, Prague, Czech Republic.

    2017

    • Hameleers, M. (2017). A typology of populism: Towards a new theoretical framework on the sender-side and receiver-side of communication. Abstract from 67th International Communication Association Conference, San Diego, United States.
    • Hameleers, M. (2017). It’s us against them: A comparative experiment on the effects of populist messages communicated via social media. Abstract from 67th International Communication Association Conference, San Diego, United States.
    • Hameleers, M., Bos, L., & de Vreese, C. H. (2017). Shoot the messenger? The media’s role in framing populist attributions of blame. Abstract from 67th International Communication Association Conference, San Diego, United States.

    2016

    • Hameleers, M. (2016). The Appeal of Media Populism. Abstract from Conference of the COST Action on mediated populism in Cracow, 2016, .
    • Hameleers, M. (2016). The populism of online communities: constructing the boundary between the heartland and polluting others. Paper presented at Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    • Hameleers, M., Bos, L., & de Vreese, C. H. (2016). Don't Shoot the Messenger? The Media's Role in Covering and Framing Populist Attributions of Blame. Abstract from ECREA Conference 2016, Prague, .
    • Hameleers, M., Bos, L., & de Vreese, C. H. (2016). The appeal of media populism: The media preferences of citizens with populist attitudes. Paper presented at 66th International Communication Association Conference, Fukuoka, Japan.

    2015

    • Hameleers, M., Bos, L., & de Vreese, C. H. (2015). "They did it": The effects of emotionalized blame attribution as a populist communication strategy. Abstract from Paper presented at the European Political Science Association, Vienna, Austria, .
    • Hameleers, M., Bos, L., & de Vreese, C. H. (2015). To whom are "the people" opposed? Conceptualizing and measuring the populist attitude as a multidimensional construct. Abstract from Paper presented at the ECREA Political Communication Conference, Odense, Denmark, .

    2014

    • Hameleers, M., & van der Goot, M. J. (2014). Transparency in qualitative research: Lessons from studies recently published in communication journals.. Abstract from Paper presented at the Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Wageningen, .
    • Hameleers, M., Bos, L., & de Vreese, C. H. (2014). Research on populist political communication in the Netherlands.. Abstract from Paper presented at the COST-1308, Populist Political Communication in Europe: Comprehending the Challenge of mediated Political Populism for Democratic Politics working group meeting, Lisbon, Portugal, .

    Award

    • Hameleers, M. & van der Meer, T. (2021). ASCoR Baschwitz Faculty Article of the Year Award.

    Media appearance

    Talk / presentation

    • Hameleers, M. (keynote speaker) (21-5-2021). De universele waarheid onder vuur, Tussen wappies en waarheid.
    • Hameleers, M. (keynote speaker) (14-6-2018). The pervasiveness and persuasiveness of populist media content, University of Zurich.
    • Hameleers, M. (speaker) (18-4-2018). ARENA Workshop (Centre for European Studies): Challenges to democracy in Europe, ARENA Workshop (Centre for European Studies): Challenges to democracy in Europe.

    2021

    • Berthelsen, R. & Hameleers, M. (1-1-2021). Meet Today’s Young News Users: An Exploration of How Young News Users Assess Which News Providers Are Worth Their While in Today’s High-Choice News Landscape. figshare Academic Research System. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.13580715.v1
    • Hameleers, M. (1-1-2021). Blaming in the name of our people: how attitudinal congruence conditions the effects of populist messages communicated by traditional media, politicians, and citizens. figshare Academic Research System. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.16669100.v1
    • van der Meer, T., Hameleers, M. & Vliegenthart, R. (1-1-2021). Civilized truths, hateful lies? Incivility and hate speech in false information – evidence from fact-checked statements in the US. figshare Academic Research System. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.13857074.v1
    • M?ller, J., Hameleers, M., L?hring, J. & Humprecht, E. (1-1-2021). Degrees of deception: the effects of different types of COVID-19 misinformation and the effectiveness of corrective information in crisis times. figshare Academic Research System. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.17708741.v1
    • Hameleers, M., Brosius, A., Goldberg, A., van Elsas, E., de Vreese, C. H. & Marquart, F. (1-1-2021). sj-pdf-1-crx-10.1177_0093650221997719 – Supplemental material for Mistake or Manipulation?: Conceptualizing Perceived Mis- and Disinformation among News Consumers in 10 European Countries. figshare SAGE Publications. https://doi.org/10.25384/sage.14374452.v1
    • Goldberg, A., Marquart, F., Brosius, A., Hameleers, M., van Elsas, E. & de Vreese, C. H. (1-1-2021). Mistake or Manipulation? Conceptualizing Perceived Mis- and Disinformation among News Consumers in 10 European Countries. figshare SAGE Publications. https://doi.org/10.25384/sage.c.5365782.v1

    2020

    • van der Meer, T. G. L. A. & Hameleers, M. (1-3-2020). Misinformation and Polarization in a High-Choice Media Environment: How Effective Are Political Fact-Checkers?. figshare SAGE Publications. https://doi.org/10.25384/sage.c.4374938.v1
    • Hameleers, M. & van der Meer, T. G. L. A. (1-3-2020). Online_Appendix – Supplemental material for Misinformation and Polarization in a High-Choice Media Environment: How Effective Are Political Fact-Checkers?. figshare SAGE Publications. https://doi.org/10.25384/sage.7617656.v1
    • Hameleers, M. (1-1-2020). Separating truth from lies: comparing the effects of news media literacy interventions and fact-checkers in response to political misinformation in the US and Netherlands. figshare Academic Research System. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.12323765.v1
    • Minihold, S. & Hameleers, M. (1-1-2020). Constructing Discourses on (Un)truthfulness: Attributions of Reality, Misinformation, and Disinformation by Politicians in a Comparative Social Media Setting. figshare SAGE Publications. https://doi.org/10.25384/sage.c.5250792.v1
    • Hameleers, M. & Minihold, S. (1-1-2020). sj-pdf-1-crx-10.1177_0093650220982762 – Supplemental material for Constructing Discourses on (Un)truthfulness: Attributions of Reality, Misinformation, and Disinformation by Politicians in a Comparative Social Media Setting. figshare SAGE Publications. https://doi.org/10.25384/sage.13489032.v1
    • Ecklebe, S., Bos, L., Hameleers, M. & Schmuck, D. (1-1-2020). Interacting with the ordinary people: How populist messages and styles communicated by politicians trigger users’ behaviour on social media in a comparative context. figshare SAGE Publications. https://doi.org/10.25384/sage.c.5250790.v1
    • Hameleers, M. & van der Meer, T. G. L. A. (1-1-2020). Online_appendix – Supplemental material for Fighting biased news diets: Using news media literacy interventions to stimulate online cross-cutting media exposure patterns. figshare SAGE Publications. https://doi.org/10.25384/sage.12745826.v2
    • Hameleers, M. & Minihold, S. (1-1-2020). sj-pdf-2-crx-10.1177_0093650220982762 – Supplemental material for Constructing Discourses on (Un)truthfulness: Attributions of Reality, Misinformation, and Disinformation by Politicians in a Comparative Social Media Setting. figshare SAGE Publications. https://doi.org/10.25384/sage.13489035.v1
    • Hameleers, M., Schmuck, D., Ecklebe, S. & Bos, L. (1-1-2020). sj-pdf-1-ejc-10.1177_0267323120978723 – Supplemental material for Interacting with the ordinary people: How populist messages and styles communicated by politicians trigger users’ behaviour on social media in a comparative context. figshare SAGE Publications. https://doi.org/10.25384/sage.13489030.v1
    • Powell, T. E., van der Meer, T. G. L. A. & Hameleers, M. (1-1-2020). Selection in a Snapshot? The Contribution of Visuals to the Selection and Avoidance of Political News in Information-Rich Media Settings. figshare SAGE Publications. https://doi.org/10.25384/sage.c.5196483.v1
    • Hameleers, M., Powell, T. E. & van der Meer, T. G. L. A. (1-1-2020). online_supp-Supplementary_Information_file_Selective_Exposure_to_Multimodal_Communication – Supplemental material for Selection in a Snapshot? The Contribution of Visuals to the Selection and Avoidance of Political News in Information-Rich Media Settings. figshare SAGE Publications. https://doi.org/10.25384/sage.13187226.v1

    2018

    • de Vreese, C., Hameleers, M. & Bos, L. (3-7-2018). Framing blame: toward a better understanding of the effects of populist communication on populist party preferences. figshare Academic Research System. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.5633731.v1
    • Corbu, N., Andreadis, I., Schulz, A., Ringdal, S., Dahlberg, S., Sanders, K., Boomgaarden, H., Shaefer, T., Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K., Aalberg, T., Reinemann, C., Cremonesi, C., Salgado, S., Axelsson, S., Negrea-Busuioc, E., Kasprowicz, D., Berganza, R., Hess, A., de Vreese, C. H., … Bos, L. (1-1-2018). Start Spreading the News: A Comparative Experiment on the Effects of Populist Communication on Political Engagement in Sixteen European Countries. figshare SAGE Publications. https://doi.org/10.25384/sage.c.4187774.v1
    • Hameleers, M., Matthes, J., Fawzi, N., Suiter, J., Hess, A., Schulz, A., Corbu, N., Kartsounidou, E., Berganza, R., Negrea-Busuioc, E., Salgado, S., Schmuck, D., Reinemann, C., Cremonesi, C., Bos, L., Kasprowicz, D., Weiss-Yaniv, N., Boomgaarden, H., Dahlberg, S., … Axelsson, S. (1-1-2018). ONLINE_APPENDIX_(1) – Supplemental material for Start Spreading the News: A Comparative Experiment on the Effects of Populist Communication on Political Engagement in Sixteen European Countries. figshare SAGE Publications. https://doi.org/10.25384/sage.6927662.v1
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