Dr. Antonis Kalogeropoulos is an Associate Professor in Political Communication at VUB and a Research Associate at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford. He is primarily interested in the changing ways we consume news and political information online. His research topics include news avoidance, trust in news, online misinformation, and the use of mobile messaging apps. He is currently leading the ERC Starting Grant project INEQNEWS examining social inequalities in digital news consumption across four countries. He is also affiliated as External Research Fellow with the Digital Democracy Center at the University of Southern Denmark and as a Research Associate with the Center for Digital Politics, Media & Democracy of the University of Liverpool.
Antonis acquired a PhD from the University of Southern Denmark. His doctoral work focused on the effects of exposure to economic news on political attitudes and citizen’s knowledge. His background is in Communication and Mass Media (BA from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece) and in Corporate Communications (MSc from the University of Manchester in the UK). He has also worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford where he was part of the research team behind the annual Digital News Report. He has done research visits at the University of Amsterdam, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Minnesota.
He has published in various outlets including New Media & Society and Public Opinion Quarterly. He has won awards for his work including the Kaid-Sanders award for the Best Political Communication Article of the Year 2020 by the International Communication Association. His publications can be found in his Google Scholar profile.