May 2021: Theory Paper Published in New Media & Society

A preliminary theoretical paper by Assistant Professor Dr. Claudia Wilhelm, Assistant Professor Dr. Helena Stehle, and Dr. Hanne Detel has been published in the scientific journal New Media & Society. Titled “Digital Visibility and the Role of Mutual Interaction Expectations. Reframing the Journalist-Audience Relationship through the Lens of Interpersonal Communication“, the authors develop a theoretical model of the journalist-audience relationship in the digital age, mutual expectations and their (non-)fulfillment based on the “Expectancy Violations Theory”.

Wilhelm, C., Stehle, H., & Detel, H. (2021). Digital Visibility and the Role of Mutual Interaction Expectations. Reframing the Journalist-Audience Relationship through the Lens of Interpersonal Communication. New Media & Society, 23(5), 1004-1021. doi: 10.1177/1461444820907023

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