Dominika Betakova

Research Associate (pre-doc)

Kolingasse 14-16
1090 Wien


T: +43-1-4277-tba
Twitter: @DBetakova





Dominika Betakova is a PhD candidate at the Department of Communication, supervised by Prof. Hajo Boomgaarden and Prof. Sophie Lecheler, and she is part of both Computational Communication Science Lab and Political Communication Research Group.

Her dissertation titled “I Do Not (Want to) Know! Political News Use in Fragmented Media Environments ” focuses on the highly socially relevant phenomenon of news avoidance. To investigate news avoidance and news (non-)consumption from multiple angles, Dominika’s multi-method dissertation applies survey methodology, experimental and automated text analysis methods. Dominika regularly presents her work at international conferences and teaches bachelor courses on quantitive research methods and statistics.

Research Areas: news avoidance, political communication, automated content analysis, experimental research methods