Researcher Profile

Alyt Damstra

WP IV
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. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093650219870087
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. https://doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2021.1979423
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. https://doi.org/10.1093/ijpor/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. https://doi.org/10.1177/19401612211031457
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. https://doi.org/10.1080/23808985.2020.1755338