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Researcher Profile

Alyt Damstra

Postdoctoral researcher
Amsterdam School of Communication Research
University of Amsterdam
Alyt Damstra is a postdoctoral researcher at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research ASCoR). Her research focuses on the interrelations between media, society, and public opinion. She has published on the formation and impact of economic news, the impact of immigration news on support for anti-immigrant parties, and the conditionality of integration processes.

Selected Publications

Boukes, M., Damstra, A., & Vliegenthart, R. (2021). Media Effects Across Time and Subject: How News Coverage Affects Two Out of Four Attributes of Consumer Confidence. Communication Research, 48(3), 454–476.
Damstra, A., Boomgaarden, H. G., Broda, E., Lindgren, E., Strömbäck, J., Tsfati, Y., & Vliegenthart, R. (2021). What Does Fake Look Like? A Review of the Literature on Intentional Deception in the News and on Social Media. Journalism Studies, 1–17.
Damstra, A., & Hameleers, M. (2021). Knowledge Acquisition in Times of the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic: Evidence from a Four-Wave Panel Study. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, edab017.
Damstra, A., Vliegenthart, R., Boomgaarden, H., Glüer, K., Lindgren, E., Strömbäck, J., & Tsfati, Y. (2021). Knowledge and the News: An Investigation of the Relation Between News Use, News Avoidance, and the Presence of (Mis)beliefs. The International Journal of Press/Politics, 19401612211031456.
Lindgren, E., Lindholm, T., Vliegenthart, R., Boomgaarden, H. G., Damstra, A., Strömbäck, J., & Tsfati, Y. (2022). Trusting the Facts: The Role of Framing, News Media as a (Trusted) Source, and Opinion Resonance for Perceived Truth in Statistical Statements. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 107769902211171.
Strömbäck, J., Tsfati, Y., Boomgaarden, H., Damstra, A., Lindgren, E., Vliegenthart, R., & Lindholm, T. (2020). News media trust and its impact on media use: Toward a framework for future research. Annals of the International Communication Association, 44(2), 139–156.
Tsfati, Y., Boomgaarden, H. G., Strömbäck, J., Vliegenthart, R., Damstra, A., & Lindgren, E. (2020). Causes and consequences of mainstream media dissemination of fake news: Literature review and synthesis. Annals of the International Communication Association, 44(2), 157–173.