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Anita van Hoof is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication Science at VU University Amsterdam. Anita studied Communication Science and obtained her PhD in 2000 at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. Her research focuses on journalism and the impact of news on public opinion. Current research topics are the relation between sources and journalists in the production process of news, participatory journalism and the impact of political news on public opinion during election campaigns. She has published in major communication journals as – amongst others – the Journal of Communication, the Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, the European Journal of Communication. With other collegueas from the department (prof. dr. Jan Kleinnijenhuis, dr. Wouter van Atteveldt, dr. Dirk Oegema) they published a series of books for the general public on the impact of news on the vote decision (i.e. ‘De puinhopen van paars’, ‘Nederland Vijfstromenland).


  • Journalism and the role of news sources
  • News patterns in written and audio-visual news
  • Participatory journalism
  • News effects
  • News dynamics
  • Content analysis


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Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Faculty of Social Sciences, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands - Nijmegen

1 Aug 19921 Aug 1997

Master, Radboud University Nijmegen

1 Sep 19881 Jul 1992


  • HE Transportation and Communications
  • journalism
  • news effects
  • news sources
  • participatory journalism
  • content analysis
  • NE Print media

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Research Output 2001 2019

Exploring participatory journalistic content: Objectivity and diversity in five examples of participatory journalism

Borger, M., van Hoof, A. & Sanders, J., 1 Mar 2019, In : Journalism. 20, 3, p. 444-466 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
content analysis

Genuine effects of vote advice applications on party choice: Filtering out factors that affect both the advice obtained and the vote

Kleinnijenhuis, J., van de Pol, J., van Hoof, A. M. J. & Krouwel, A. P. M., 1 May 2019, In : Party Politics. 25, 3, p. 291-302 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

election campaign

Hostile media perceptions of friendly media do reinforce partisanship

Kleinnijenhuis, J., Hartmann, T., Tanis, M. & van Hoof, A., 22 May 2019, In : Communication Research.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
voting behavior
European Union
media analysis

VAAs as sources of volatility and fragmentation: self-selection effects and genuine effects

Kleinnijenhuis, J., van der Pol, J. P., van Hoof, A. M. J. & Krouwel, A. P. M., 2017, In : Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties. 27, 1, p. 75-96 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
municipal council

Different news platforms, different media logics? 

van Hoof, A. M. J., 2016.

Research output: Contribution to ConferencePaperOther research output

Activities 2015 2015

  • 1 Lecture / Presentation

Studying the dynamic environment of news production in a digital age

A.M.J. van Hoof (Speaker)
12 Jan 2015

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional