Cornelia Mothes is a professor of media management and journalism at Macromedia University of Applied Sciences in Leipzig. Her main research interests lie in the fiel of political communication, media psychology, and journalism in digital democracies, with a focus on both academic and applied research. Cornelia is a member of the international research project Journalistic Role Performance and serves as WAPOR's National Representative for Germany.

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We are excited to have been accepted for this year's WAPOR and ECREA conferences with several papers: A study on civic self-affirmation effects, a meta-analysis of political polarization effects on partisan selective exposure, and an eye-tracking study on how users' attention to news posts affects political knowledge.