Journal Articles

Wouter van Atteveldt, Mariken A. C. G. van der Velden & Mark Boukes (2021) The Validity of Sentiment Analysis:Comparing Manual Annotation, Crowd-Coding, Dictionary Approaches, and Machine Learning Algorithms, Communication Methods and Measures (online), DOI: 10.1080/19312458.2020.1869198 [data and code]

Abraham Bernstein, Claes de Vreese, Natali Helberger, …, Wouter van Atteveldt, … (2021), Diversity in News Recommendations, Dagstuhl Manifestos 9 (1) 43-61.

Kasper Welbers, Wouter Van Atteveldt, Joe Bajjalieh, Dan Shalmon, Pradnyesh Vineet Joshi, Scott Althaus (2021), Linking event archives to news: a computational method for analyzing the gatekeeping process, Communication methods and measures (published online),

Kasper Welbers, Wouter van Atteveldt & Jan Kleinnijenhuis (2021) Extracting semantic relations using syntax: An R package for querying and reshaping dependency trees. Computational Communication Research 3 (2) 1-16.

Chung-hong Chan, Joseph Bajjalieh, Loretta Auvil, Hartmut Wessler, Scott Althaus, Kasper Welbers, Wouter van Atteveldt & Marc Jungblut (2021). Four best practices for measuring news sentiment using ‘off-the-shelf’dictionaries: a large-scale p-hacking experiment. Computational Communication Research, 3(1), 1-27.

Calderón, C. A., Van Atteveldt, W., & Trilling, D. (2021). Métodos Computacionales y Big Data en la Investigación en Comunicación., (49), I-IV.

Wouter Van Atteveldt, Scott Althaus & Hartmut Wessler (2020) The Trouble with Sharing Your Privates: Pursuing Ethical Open Science and Collaborative Research across National Jurisdictions Using Sensitive Data, Political Communication (published online),

Chung-Hong Chan, Jing Zeng, Hartmut Wessler, Marc Jungblut, Kasper Welbers, Joseph W Bajjalieh, Wouter van Atteveldt & Scott L. Althaus (2020) Reproducible Extraction of Cross-lingual Topics (rectr), Communication Methods and Measures, DOI: 10.1080/19312458.2020.1812555

Chung-hong Chan, Hartmut Wessler, Eike Rinke, Kasper Welbers, Wouter van Atteveldt, Scott Althaus (2020), How Combining Terrorism, Muslim, and Refugee Topics Drives Emotional Tone in Online News: A Six-Country Cross-Cultural Sentiment Analysis, International Journal of Communication (14) 3569–3594

Felicia Loecherbach, Judith Moeller, Damian Trilling & Wouter van Atteveldt (2020), The Unified Framework of Media Diversity: A Systematic Literature Review, Digital Journalism, 8:5, 605-642

Wouter Van Atteveldt, Drew Margolin, Cuihua Shen, Damian Trilling, Rene Weber, (2019) A Roadmap for Computational Communication Research, Computational Communication Research, 1 (1), 1-11,

Jan Kleinnijenhuis, Anita van Hoof & Wouter van Atteveldt (2019), The Combined Effects of Mass Media and Social Media on Political Perceptions and
Preferences, Journal of Communication, 69 (6), 650-673,

Wouter van Atteveldt, Joanna Strycharz, Damian Trilling, Kasper Welbers (2019)  Toward Open Computational Communication Science: A Practical Road Map for Reusable Data and Code, International Journal of Communication 13(2019), 3935–3954.

Martin Hilbert, George Barnett, Joshua Blumenstock, Noshir Contractor, Jana Diesner, Seth Frey, Sandra González-Bailón, PJ Lamberson, Jennifer Pan, Tai-Quan (Winson) Peng, Cuihua (Cindy) Shen, Paul E. Smaldino, Wouter van Atteveldt, Annie Waldherr, Jingwen Zhan, Jonathan J. H. Zhu. (2019), Computational Communication Science: A Methodological Catalyzer for a Maturing Discipline, International Journal of Communication, 13(2019), 3912–3934

Wouter van Atteveldt and Tai-Quan Peng (2018), When Communication Meets Computation: Opportunities, Challenges, and Pitfalls in Computational Communication Science, Communication Methods and Measures 12 (2-3), pp. 81-92.

Jan Kleinnijenhuis, Wouter van Atteveldt, & Vera Dekkers (2018). Partial priming: how issue news shapes issue saliency, which shapes turnout but not the vote. Acta Politica, 53 (4), 569–589.

Yair Fogel-Dror,  Shaul Shenhav, Tamir Sheafer, & Wouter van Atteveldt, Role-based Association of Verbs, Actions, and Sentiments with Entities in Political Discourse, Communication Methods and Measures (published online),

Kasper Welbers, Wouter van Atteveldt, and Ken Benoit (2017), Text Analysis in R. Communication Methods and Measures, 11 (4), 245-265, doi: 10.1080/19312458.2017.1387238

Wouter van Atteveldt, Tamir Sheafer, Shaul R. Shenhav and Yair Fogel-Dror (2017),Clause analysis: Using syntactic information to automatically extract source, subject, and predicate from texts with an application to the 2008-2009 Gaza War, Political Analysis, 25(2), 207-222. doi:10.1017/pan.2016.12

Kasper Welbers, Wouter van Atteveldt , Jan Kleinnijenhuis and Nel Ruigrok (2018), 
A gatekeeper among gatekeepers: News agency influence in print and online newspapers in the Netherlands
,  Journalism Studies 19 (3), doi:10.1080/1461670X.2016.1190663

Jan Kleinnijenhuis and Wouter van Atteveldt (2016), The Impact of the Explosion of EU News on Voter Choice in the 2014 EU Elections,  Politics and Governance 4 (1)

Nel Ruigrok, Wouter van Atteveldt, Sarah Gagestein, & Carina Jacobi (2017), Media and Juvenile Delinquency: A study into the relationship between journalists, politics and publicJournalism, 8(7), 907-925, doi: 10.1177/1464884916636143

Jacobi, C., van Atteveldt, W., and Welbers, K. (2016). Quantitative Analysis of Large Amounts of Journalistic Texts using Topic ModellingDigital Journalism, 4:1, 89-106,
doi: 10.1080/21670811.2015.1093271

Welbers, K., van Atteveldt, W., Kleinnijenhuis, J., Ruigrok, N. & Schaper, J. (2015). News selection criteria in the digital age: Professional norms versus online audience metrics. Journalism, (OnlineFirst), 1-17, DOI: 10.1177/1464884915595474.

Takens, J., Kleinnijenhuis, J., van Hoof, A., & Van Atteveldt, W. (2015). Party Leaders in the Media and Voting Behavior: Priming Rather than Learning or Projection. Political Communication, 32:2, 249-267, DOI: 10.1080/10584609.2014.944319

Hoof, A.M.J. van, Jacobi, C., Ruigrok, N. & Van Atteveldt, W. (2014). Diverse politics, diverse news coverage? A longitudinal study of diversity in Dutch political news during two decades of election campaigns. European Journal of Communication, 1-19. 10.1177/0267323114545712

Sheafer, T., Shenhav, S.R., Takens, J.H. & Van Atteveldt, W. (2014). Relative political and value proximity in mediated public diplomacy: The effect of state-level homophily on international frame building. Political Communication, 31(1), 149-167. 10.1080/10584609.2013.799107

Collingwood, L., Jurka, T., Boydstun, A.E., Grossman, E. & Van Atteveldt, W. (2013). RTextTools: A supervised learning package for text classification. The R Journal, 5(1), 6-13.

Kleinnijenhuis, J., Schultz, F., Oegema, D. & Van Atteveldt, W. (2013). Financial news and market panics in the age of high frequency trading algorithms. Journalism, 14(2), 271-291. 10.1177/1464884912468375

Takens, J.H., Van Atteveldt, W., Hoof, A.M.J. van & Kleinnijenhuis, J. (2013). Media logic in election campaign coverage. European Journal of Communication, 28(3), 277-293. 10.1177/0267323113478522

Schultz, F., Kleinnijenhuis, J., Oegema, D., Utz, S. & Van Atteveldt, W. (2012). Strategic framing in the BP crisis: A semantic network analysis of associative frames. Public Relations Review, 38(1), 97-107. 10.1016/j.pubrev.2011.08.003

Van Atteveldt, W., Kleinnijenhuis, J., Ruigrok, N. & Schlobach, S. (2008). Good news or bad news: Conducting sentiment analysis on Dutch texts to distinguish between positive and negative relations. Journal of Information Technology & Politics, 5(1), 73-94.

Van Atteveldt, W., Kleinnijenhuis, J. & Ruigrok, N. (2008). Parsing, semantic networks, and political authority using syntactic analysis to extract semantic relations from Dutch newspaper articles. Political Analysis, 16(4), 428-446. 10.1093/pan/mpn006

Ruigrok, N. and Van Atteveldt, W. (2007). Global angling with a local angle: How U.S., British, and Dutch newspapers frame global and local terrorist attacks. The Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, 12:68–90.


Wouter van Atteveldt & Tai-Quan Peng (eds.) (2021). Computational Methods for Communication Science. Routledge.

Van Atteveldt, W. (2008). Semantic Network Analysis: Techniques for Extracting, Representing, and Querying Media Content (dissertation). BookSurge, Charleston, SC.

Kleinnijenhuis, J., Scholten, O., Van Atteveldt, W., Van Hoof, A. M. J., Krouwel, A., Oegema, D., De Ridder, J. A., Ruigrok, N., and Takens, J. (2007). Nederland vijfstromenland: De rol van media en stemwijzers bij de verkiezingen van 2006. Bert Bakker, Amsterdam. [The role of media and vote advice applications in the Dutch 2006 Parliamentary elections]

Book chapters

van Atteveldt, W., Welbers, K., Van der Velden, M.A.C.G (2019) Studying Political Decision Making with Automatic Text Analysis,  Oxford Encyclopedia of Political Decision Making,

van Atteveldt, W,  Ruigrok, N., Welbers, K,  and Jacobi, C. (2018), News waves in a changing media landscape 1950-2014, in: P. Vasterman (ed.), From Media Hype to Twitter Storm: News Explosions and Their Impact on Issues, Crises and Public Opinion, Amsterdam University Press.

Kleinnijenhuis, J. & Van Atteveldt, W. (2013). Political positions and political cleavages in texts. In B. Kaal, I. Maks & A. van Elfrinkhof (Eds.), From Text to Political Positions (Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Ruigrok, N., Van Atteveldt, W. & Takens, J. (2013). Shifting frames in a deadlocked conflict: News coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In J. Seethaler, M. Karmasin, G. Melischek & R. Woehlert (Eds.), Selling War: The Role of the Mass Media in Hostile Conflicts (ECREA, 1753-0342) (pp. 259-289). Bristol: Intellect.

Kleinnijenhuis, J., Takens, J., van Hoof, A., Van Atteveldt, W., and Walter, A. (2013). Gevaren van medialogica voor de democratie. In Aarts, R. and De Goede, P., editors, Omstreden Democratie, pages 111–130. Boom: Meppel. [Dangers of media logic for democracy, in: Contested Democracy]

Takens, J.H., Hoof, A.M.J. van, Kleinnijenhuis, J. & Van Atteveldt, W. (2011). Do new parties bring personalization, a narrow issue agenda and populist rhetoric? Evidence from Dutch election campaign coverage from 1998 to 2006. In T. van Haaften, J. Jansen, J. de Jong & W. Koetsenruijter (Eds.), Bending Opinion: essays on persuasion in the public domain (pp. 327-348). Leiden: Leiden University Press.

Kleinnijenhuis, J. and Van Atteveldt, W. (2006). Geautomatiseerde inhoudsanalyse, met de berichtgeving over het EU-referendum als voorbeeld. In Wester, F., editor, Inhoudsanalyse: theorie en praktijk, Kluwer, Alphen aan de Rijn (Netherlands). [Automatic content analysis, with the coverage of the EU referendum as example, in: Content Analysis: Theory and Practice]

Other refereed scientific publications

Fokkens, A. S., Ruigrok, P. C., Beukeboom, C. J., Gagestein, S. & van Atteveldt, W. (2018), Studying Muslim Stereotyping through Microportrait Extraction, in: Proceedings of the 11th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC2018). p. 3734 10 p.

Ruigrok, N. Van Atteveldt, W., Gagestein, S., Slotboom, A. & Jacobi, C. (2014). Media en Jeugdcriminaliteit. Een onderzoek naar de mediaberichtgeving in vergelijking met de feitelijke ontwikkelingen. Den Haag: Wetenschappelijk Ondezoeks- en Documentatiecentrum, Ministerie van Veiligheid en Justitie. [Media and youth crime: an investigation of the media coverage compared to statistical developments, published by the Center for Scientific Research and Documentation (WODC), Ministry of Safety and Justice.]

Kleinnijenhuis, J., Van Atteveldt, W. & Welbers, K. (2013). De herkomst van vertrouwen in de rechtsstaat 1993-2012, onderzocht via tekstmining van de mediaberichtgeving en analyse van de publieke opinie. Den Haag: Wetenschappelijk Ondezoeks- en Documentatiecentrum, Ministerie van Veiligheid en Justitie. [Determinants of trust in the rule of law 1993-2012, studies using text mining of media coverage and analysis of public opinion, published by the Center for Scientific Research and Documentation (WODC), Ministry of Safety and Justice.]

Van Atteveldt, W., Schlobach, S., and Van Harmelen, F. (2007). Media, politics and the Semantic Web: An experience report in advanced RDF usage. In Franconi, E., Kifer, M., and May, W., editors, ESWC 2007, number 4519 in LNCS, pages 205–219, Berlin, Germany. Springer.

Ruigrok, N. and Van Atteveldt, W. (2006). Marijnissen en wilders, een tomatenrepubliek ontsluierd? Samenleving en Politiek, 13(10):39–49.

Van Atteveldt, W. and Schlobach, S. (2005). A modal view on polder politics. In Proceedings of Methods for Modalities (M4M) 2005 (Berlin, 1-2 December).

Van Atteveldt, W. and Schlobach, S. (2005). A modal view on polder politics. In Artemov, S., Barringer, H., d’Avila Garcez, A. S., Lamb, L. C., and Woods, J., editors, We Will Show Them: Essays in Honour of Dov Gabbay, Vol 1, pages 89–105. Berlin.

Kleinnijenhuis, J., Takens, J., and Van Atteveldt, W. (2005). Toen Europa de dagbladen ging vullen. In Aarts, K. and van der Kolk, H., editors, Nederlanders en Europa: het referendum over de Europese grondwet, chapter 6. Bert Bakker, Amsterdam.

Philip, W., Van Atteveldt, W., Coopmans, P., and van der Meer, M. (2001). Subject-object asymmetry in child comprehension of wh-questions. In Proceedings of BUCLD 2000