Journal articles, with peer review

Otto, L. P., & Kruikemeier, S. (2023). The smartphone as a tool for mobile communication research: Assessing mobile campaign perceptions and effects with experience sampling. New Media & Society, 25(4), 795–815.

Maier, J., Glogger, I., Otto, L. P., & Bast, J. (2023). Is there a visual bias in televised debates? Evidence from Germany, 2002–2017. Visual Communication, 22(2), 221–242.

Matthes, J., Binder, A., Hirsch, M., Stubenvoll, M., Kruikemeier, S., Lecheler, S., & Otto, L.P. (2022). Understanding the democratic role of personalized political advertising: Longitudinal effects on trust in democracy and political interest. Journal of Information Technology & Politics. doi: 10.1080/19331681.2021.2016542

Otto, L.P., Thomas, F., Glogger, I., & De Vreese, C.H. (2022). Linking media content and survey data in a dynamic and digital media environment – Mobile longitudinal linkage analysis. Digital Journalism.10 (1), 200-215. doi: 10.1080/21670811.2021.1890169

Thomas, F., Shehata, A., Otto, L.P., Moeller, J., & Prestele, E. (2021). How to Capture Reciprocal Communication Dynamics: Comparing Longitudinal Statistical Approaches in Order to Analyze Within- and Between-Person Effects.  Journal of Communication. doi: 10.1093/joc/jqab003

Thomas, F., Otto, L.P., Ottenstein, C., & Maier, M. (2021). Measuring Reciprocal Dynamics between Communication Processes and Effects in Distinct Growth Sequences. Communication Methods and Measures, 15(1), 17-42. doi: 10.1080/19312458.2020.1776853

Nai, A. & Otto, L.P. (2021). When they go low, we gloat. How trait and state Schadenfreude moderate the perception and effect of negative political messages.  Journal of Media Psychology. 33(2), 82–93 doi: 10.1027/1864-1105/a000283

Otto, L.P. & Glogger, I. (2020). Expanding the methodological toolbox: Factorial surveys in journalism research. Journalism Studies, 21, 947-965. doi: 10.1080/1461670X.2020.1745663

Otto, L.P., Thomas, F., Maier, M., & Ottenstein, C. (2020). Only one moment in time? Investigating the dynamic relationship of emotions and attention towards political information with mobile experience sampling. Communication Research, 47(8), 1131-1154.  doi: 10.1177/0093650219872392

Otto, L.P., Lecheler, S.K., & Schuck, A.R.T. (2020). Is context the key? The (non-) differential effects of mediated incivility in three European countries. Political Communication, 37(1), 88-107. doi: 10.1080/10584609.2019.1663324

Otto, L.P., Glogger, I., & Maier, M. (2019). Personalization 2.0? – Testing the personalization hypothesis in citizens’, journalists’, and politicians’ campaign Twitter communication. Communications – The European Journal of Communication Research, 44(4), 359-381. doi:10.1515/commun-2018-2005

Glogger, I., & Otto, L. P. (2019). Journalistic Views on Hard and Soft News: Cross-Validating a Popular Concept in a Factorial Survey. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. 96(3), 811–829. doi:10.1177/1077699018815890.

Otto, L. P. (2018). Beyond simple valence: Discrete emotions as mediators of political communication effects on trust in politicians. Studies in Communication and Media, 7(3), 364–391. doi:10.5771/2192-4007-2018-3-364

Otto, L., Glogger, I., & Boukes, M. (2017). The softening of journalistic political communication: A comprehensive framework model of sensationalism, soft news, infotainment, and tabloidization. Communication Theory, 27(2), 136–155. doi:10.1111/comt.12102

Schneider, F.M., Otto, L. & Bartsch, A. (2017). Das ist doch kein Zustand! Zur Messung von States und Traits in der KommunikationswissenschaftMedien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft65 (1). 83-100. doi: 10.5771/1615-634X-2017-1-83

Otto, L. & Maier, M. (2016). Soft news effects on political cynicism and trust in politicians: An experimental examination. Journal of Political Psychology/Politische Psychologie, 5 (1), 66-91.

Otto, L. & Maier, M. (2016). Mediated and moderated effects of personalized political communication on political trustCommunications – the European Journal of Communication Research, 41 (1), 21-45., doi: 10.1515/commun-2015-0028

Retzbach, J., Otto, L. & Maier, M. (2015). Measuring the perceived uncertainty of scientific evidence and its relationship to engagement with sciencePublic Understanding of Science, 24 (3), doi: 10.1177/0963662515575253

Otto, L., Glogger, I., & Maier, M. (2015). Image- or issue-orientation? How the presentation modality influences candidate perception in televised debates. Journal of Political Psychology/Politische Psychologie, 4 (2), 215-234.

Maier, M., Rothmund, T., Retzbach, A., Otto, L., Besley, J. (2014). Informal learning through science media usageEducational Psychologist49 (2), 86-103. doi: 10.1080/00461520.2014.916215

Schneider, F.M., Otto, L., Alings, D. & Schmitt, M. (2014). Measuring traits and states in public opinion research: A latent state–trait analysis of political efficacy. International Journal of Public Opinion Research26 (2), 202-223. doi:10.1093/ijpor/edu002

Retzbach, J., Retzbach, A., Maier, M., Otto L. & Rahnke, M. (2013). Effects of repeated exposure to science TV shows on beliefs about scientific evidence and interest in scienceJournal of Media Psychology, 25(1), 3-13.

Otto, L. & Bacherle, P. (2011). Politisches Interesse Kurzskala (PIKS) – Entwicklung und Validierung. Politische Psychologie, 1(1), 19-35.

Retzbach, A., Marschall, J., Rahnke, M., Otto, L. & Maier, M. (2011). Public understanding of science and the perception of nanotechnology: The roles of interest in science, methodological knowledge, epistemological beliefs, and beliefs about science. Journal of nanoparticle research, 13(12), 6231-6244.

Book chapters

Otto, L.P. & Thomas, F. (2020). Experience sampling und mulitivariate Wachstumsmodelle zur Erfassung kurzfristiger selbstverstärkender Dynamiken in der Kommunikationswissenschaft. In S. Geiß, C. Schemer, T.K. Naab, C. Peter & P. Müller (Eds.), Dynamische Prozesse in der Kommunikationswissenschaft: Methodische Herausforderungen (S. 281-304). Köln: Herbert von Halem.

Otto, L.P. & Glogger, I. (2019). Hard and Soft News. In: T.P. Vos & V. Hanusch (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies. New York: Wiley-Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/9781118841570.iejs0229

Otto, L., Thomas, F., & Maier, M. (2018). Everyday dynamics of media skepticism and credibility: An ambulatory assessment study. In K. Otto & A. Köhler (Eds.), Trust in Media and Journalism. Empirical Perspectives on Ethics, Norms, Impacts and Populism in Europe (pp. 111–133). Wiesbaden: Springer VS. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-20765-6_7

Maier, M., Otto, L., Disch, K., & Ruppert, C. (2017). „Deutschlandkette statt Sachkompetenz“: Führt die Rezeption des TV-Duells zu einer personalisierten Wahrnehmung von Politik? In T. Faas, J. Maier, & M. Maier (Eds.), Merkel gegen Steinbrück: Analysen zum TV-Duell vor der Bundestagswahl 2013 (pp. 105-124). Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden.

Vogel, I. C., & Otto, L. (2017). Die Bedeutung von Emotionen für die Rezeption der TV-Debatte 2013. In T. Faas, J. Maier, & M. Maier (Eds.), Merkel gegen Steinbrück: Analysen zum TV-Duell vor der Bundestagswahl 2013 (pp. 87-103). Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden.

Other publications 

Beraldo, D., Milan, S., de Vos, J., Agosti, C., Nadalic Sotic, B., Vliegenthart, R., Kruikemeier, S., Otto, L. P., Vermeer, S., Chu, X., & Votta, F. (2021). Political advertising exposed: Tracking Facebook ads in the 2021 Dutch elections. Internet Policy Review. Retrieved March 12, 2021, from