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dr. L.P. (Lukas) Otto

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

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Postal address
  • Postbus 15791
    1001 NG Amsterdam
Contact details
  • About Lukas P. Otto

    I am an assistant professor for Political Communication & Journalism at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR), University of Amsterdam. My research focuses on effects of political communication on political trust, dynamics in political communication, emotions in political communication and methods of communication research.

    Before working at ASCoR, I was a PostDoc and PhD candidate at the Institute for Communication Psychology and Media Education at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany. My dissertation focused on effects of soft news characteristics (personalization, privatization, negativity) on trust in politcians.

    For more information on research, projects and teaching, please refer to: https://lukasotto.com/

     

  • Publications

    2019

    • Glogger, I., & Otto, L. P. (2019). Journalistic views on hard and soft news: Cross-validating a popular concept in a factorial survey. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 96, 811–829. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077699018815890
    • Otto, L. P., & Glogger, I. (2019). Hard and soft news. In T. P. Vos, & F. Hanusch (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies (Vol. 2). (The Wiley Blackwell-ICA International Encyclopedias of Communication). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118841570.iejs0229 [details]
    • Otto, L. P., Glogger, I., & Maier, M. (2019). Personalization 2.0? – Testing the personalization hypothesis in citizens’, journalists’, and politicians’ campaign Twitter communication. Communications : The European Journal of Communication Research, 44(4), 359-381. https://doi.org/10.1515/commun-2018-2005
    • Otto, L. P., Lecheler, S. K., & Schuck, A. R. T. (2019). Is context the key? The (non-) differential effects of mediated incivility in three European countries. Political Communication. https://doi.org/10.1080/10584609.2019.1663324
    • Otto, L. P., Thomas, F., Maier, M., & Ottenstein, C. (2019). Only one moment in time? Investigating the dynamic relationship of emotions and attention towards political information with mobile experience sampling. Communication Research. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093650219872392

    2018

    2017

    • Otto, L., Glogger, I., & Boukes, M. (2017). The Softening of Journalistic Political Communication: A Comprehensive Framework Model of Sensationalism, Soft News, Infotainment, and Tabloidization. Communication Theory, 27(2), 136-155. https://doi.org/10.1111/comt.12102 [details]
    • Schneider, F. M., Otto, L., & Bartsch, A. (2017). Das ist doch kein Zustand! Zur Messung von States und Traits in der Kommunikationswissenschaft. Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft, 65(1), 83-100. https://doi.org/10.5771/1615-634X-2017-1-83

    2016

    • Otto, L. P., & Maier, M. (2016). Soft news effects on political cynicism and trust in politicians: An experimental examination. Politische Psychologie - Journal of Political Psychology, 5, 66-91.
    • Otto, L., & Maier, M. (2016). Mediated and moderated effects of personalized political communication on political trust. Communications : The European Journal of Communication Research, 41(1), 21-45. https://doi.org/10.1515/commun-2015-0028
    • Retzbach, J., Otto, L., & Maier, M. (2016). Measuring the perceived uncertainty of scientific evidence and its relationship to engagement with science. Public Understanding of Science, 25(6), 638-655. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963662515575253

    2015

    • Otto, L. P., Glogger, I., & Maier, M. (2015). Image- or issue-orientation? How the presentation modality influences candidate perception in televised debates. Politische Psychologie - Journal of Political Psychology, 4, 215-234.

    2014

    • Maier, M., Rothmund, T., Retzbach, A., Otto, L., & Besley, J. C. (2014). Informal Learning Through Science Media Usage. Educational Psychologist, 49(2), 86-103. https://doi.org/10.1080/00461520.2014.916215
    • Schneider, F. M., Otto, L., Alings, D., & Schmitt, M. (2014). Measuring Traits and States in Public Opinion Research: A Latent State–Trait Analysis of Political Efficacy. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 26(2), 202-223. https://doi.org/10.1093/ijpor/edu002

    2013

    • Retzbach, J., Retzbach, A., Maier, M., Otto, L., & Rahnke, M. (2013). Effects of repeated exposure to science TV shows on beliefs about scientific evidence and interest in science. Journal of Media Psychology, 25, 3-13. https://doi.org/10.1027/1864-1105/a000073

    2011

    • Otto, L. P., & Bacherle, P. (2011). Politisches Interesse Kurzskala (PIKS) – Entwicklung und Validierung. Politische Psychologie, 1(1), 19-35.
    • Retzbach, A., Marschall, J., Rahnke, M., Otto, L., & Maier, M. (2011). Public understanding of science and the perception of nanotechnology: The roles of interest in science, methodological knowledge, epistemological beliefs, and beliefs about science. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 13, 6231-6244. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11051-011-0582-x

    2019

    • Otto, L. P., & Thomas, F. (2019). Experience Sampling und multivariate Wachstumsmodelle zur Erfassung kurzfristiger selbstverstärkender Dynamiken in der Kommunikationswissenschaft. In P. Müller, S. Geiß, C. Schemer, T. K. Naab, & C. Peter (Eds.), Dynamische Prozesse der öffentlichen Kommunikation: Methodische Herausforderungen (pp. 301-324). Herbert von Halem Verlag.

    2018

    • Otto, L. P., Thomas, F., & Maier, M. (2018). Everyday Dynamics of Media Skepticism and Credibility: An Ambulatory Assessment Study. In Trust in Media and Journalism: Empirical Perspectives on Ethics, Norms, Impacts and Populism in Europe (1 ed., pp. 111-133). Wiesbaden, Germany: Springer VS. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-20765-6_7

    2017

    • Maier, M., Otto, L. P., Disch, K., & Ruppert, C. (2017). „Deutschlandkette statt Sachkompetenz“: Führt die Rezeption des TV-Duells zu einer personalisierten Wahrnehmung von Politik? In T. Faas, J. Maier, & M. Maier (Eds.), Merkel gegen Steinbrück: Analysen zum TV-Duell vor der Bundestagswahl 2013 (pp. 105-124). Wiesbaden: Springer VS. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-05432-8_7
    • Vogel, I. C., & Otto, L. P. (2017). Die Bedeutung von Emotionen für die Rezeption der TV-Debatte 2013. In T. Faas, J. Maier, & M. Maier (Eds.), Merkel gegen Steinbrück: Analysen zum TV-Duell vor der Bundestagswahl 2013 (pp. 87-103). Wiesbaden: Springer VS. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-05432-8_6

    2016

    2018

    • Otto, L. P., & Glogger, I. (2018). Journalistic views on hard and soft news: A factorial survey on journalists’ understanding of a popular concept. Poster session presented at International Communication Association, Prague 2018, .
    • Otto, L. P., & Thomas, F. (2018). Short-term reinforcing spirals? Investigating the dynamic relationship between emotional reactions and attention towards political news. Paper presented at International Communication Association, Prague 2018, .
    • Thomas, F., Otto, L. P., Maier, M., & Tsfati, Y. (2018). Individualized and generalized political trust - analyzing everyday dynamics in political trust. Paper presented at 71st Annual WAPOR conference, Marrakesh, Morocco.

    2017

    • Otto, L. P., Maier, M., & Thomas, F. (2017). Short-term reinforcing spirals: An ambulatory assessment study of emotions and political news attention. Paper presented at International Communication Association (ICA), San Diego, United States.
    • Thomas, F., & Otto, L. P. (2017). Spirals of political trust. Analyzing everyday dynamics of individual trust in politicians and political cynicism. Poster session presented at Annual Meeting of the International Society for Political Psychology, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

    2016

    • Lecheler, S. K., Schuck, A. R. T., & Otto, L. P. (2016). Same Same, But Different? Understanding the Differential Effects of Conflict and Incivility on Political Cynicism. Paper presented at ECREA Conference 2016, Prague, .
    • Otto, L., Glogger, I., & Boukes, M. (2016). The softening of journalistic political communication – A critical review of concepts and a comprehensive framework model. Paper presented at International Communication Association (ICA) 66th Annual Conference, Fukuoka, Japan.
    • Schuck, A. R. T., Lecheler, S. K., & Otto, L. P. (2016). The Effects of Incivility in the News on Political Cynicism. A Cognitive-Affective Explanatory Model. Paper presented at Annual Meetings of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan.

    2014

    • Schuck, A. R. T., & Otto, L. P. (2014). Afraid of climate change but don't know why? How implicit negative affect mediates the effect of threat framing on individual risk perceptions and behavioral intentions.. Abstract from Paper presented at the Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Wageningn, .
    • Schuck, A. R. T., & Otto, L. P. (2014). Afraid of climate change but don't know why? How implicit negative affect mediates the effect of threat framing on individual risk perceptions and behavioral intentions.. Abstract from Paper presented at the annual conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), Chicago, USA, .
    • Schuck, A. R. T., & Otto, L. P. (2014). Framing climate change: Emotions as mediators for the effect of threat framing on climate change beliefs and political behavior.. Abstract from Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Seattle, USA, .

    2013

    • Schuck, A. R. T., & Otto, L. P. (2013). Framing climate change - emotional responses as mediators for the effect of threat framing on individual risk perceptions and behavioral intentions. Abstract from Paper presented at the Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, .
    • Schuck, A. R. T., & Otto, L. P. (2013). Framing climate change - emotional responses as mediators for the effect of threat framing on individual risk perceptions and behavioral intentions. Abstract from Paper presented at the annual conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), Chicago, USA, .
    • Schuck, A. R. T., & Otto, L. P. (2013). Framing climate change - emotional responses as mediators for the effect of threat framing on individual risk perceptions and behavioral intentions. Abstract from Paper presented at the annual conference of the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR), Boston, USA, .

    Award

    • Otto, L. (2019). Best Faculty Paper in the Political Communication Division of ICA. Awarded for the paper: Measuring reciprocal relationships between media exposure and media selection in distinct growth sequences. A methodological approach to the reinforcing spirals model..
    • Otto, L. (2018). Best Poster Paper Award in the Journalism Division of ICA.
    • Otto, L. (2016). Top Faculty Paper in the Political Communication Division of ICA.
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