Vorderer, P., & Weinmann, C. (Eds.). (2016). Getting the discipline in communication with itself [Special issue]. Journal of Communication, 66(2).

Journal articles (peer-reviewed)

Schneider, F. M., & Weinmann, C. (in press). In need of the devil’s advocate? The impact of cross-cutting exposure on political discussion. Political Behavior.

Weinmann, C. (2019). The normative value of political entertainment: Deliberative antecedents and consequences of media users’ entertainment experiences. Studies in Communication and Media, 8, 135–170.

Schmitt, J. B., Schneider, F. M., Weinmann, C., & Roth, F. S. (2019). Saving tiger, orangutan & co: How subjective knowledge and text complexity influence online information seeking and behavior. Information, Communication & Society, 22, 1193–1211.

Weinmann, C., & Vorderer, P. (2018). A normative perspective for political entertainment research: Connecting deliberative democracy and entertainment theory. Communication Theory, 28, 466–486.

Roth, F. S., Weinmann, C., Schneider, F. M., Hopp, F. R., Bindl, M. J., & Vorderer, P. (2018). Curving entertainment: The curvilinear relationship between hedonic and eudaimonic entertainment experiences while watching a political talk show and its implications for information processing. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 7, 499–517.

Weinmann, C. (2018). Measuring political thinking: Development and validation of a scale for “deliberation within”. Political Psychology, 39, 365–380.

Weinmann, C., Roth, F. S., Schneider, F. M., Krämer, T., Hopp, F. R., Bindl, M. J., & Vorderer, P. (2017). I don’t care about politics, I just like that guy! Affective disposition and political attributes in information processing of political talk shows. International Journal of Communication, 11, 3118–3140. Retrieved from

Weinmann, C. (2017). Feeling political interest while being entertained? Explaining the emotional experience of interest in politics in the context of political entertainment programs. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 6, 123–141.

Weinmann, C., Schneider, F. M., Roth, F. S., Bindl, M. J., & Vorderer, P. (2016). Testing measurement invariance of hedonic and eudaimonic entertainment experiences across media formats. Communication Methods and Measures, 10, 248–257.

Schneider, F. M., Weinmann, C., Roth, F. S., Knop, K., & Vorderer, P. (2016). Learning from entertaining online video clips? Enjoyment and appreciation and their differential relationships with knowledge and behavioral intentions. Computers in Human Behavior, 54, 475–482.

Roth, F. S., Weinmann, C., Schneider, F. M., Hopp, F. R., & Vorderer, P. (2014). Seriously entertained: Antecedents and consequences of hedonic and eudaimonic entertainment experiences with political talk shows on TV. Mass Communication and Society, 17, 379–399.

Schneider, F. M., Knop, K., Krömer, N., Reich, S., & Weinmann, C. (2014). Gute Unterhaltung?! Lernen und Bildung mit unterhaltenden Medienangeboten. In-Mind Magazin, 5(3). Retrieved from

Mattheiß, T., Weinmann, C., Löb, C., Rauhe, K., Bartsch, K., Roth, F. S., . . . Vorderer, P. (2013). Political learning through entertainment – Only an illusion? How the motivation for watching political talk shows influences viewers’ experience. Journal of Media Psychology, 25, 171–179.

Rinke, E. M., Wessler, H., Löb, C., & Weinmann, C. (2013). Deliberative qualities of generic news frames: Assessing the democratic value of strategic game and contestation framing in election campaign coverage. Political Communication, 30, 474–494.

Weinmann, C., Löb, C., Mattheiß, T., & Vorderer, P. (2013). Approaching science by watching TV: What do entertainment programs contribute to viewers’ competence in genetic engineering. Educational Media International, 50(3), 1–13.

Book chapters

Holbert, R. L., Weinmann, C., & Robinson, N. (2017). Permanent entertainment and political behavior. In P. Vorderer, D. Hefner, L. Reinecke, & C. Klimmt (Eds.), Permanently online, permanently connected: Living and communicating in a POPC world (pp. 220–230). Abingdon, UK: Taylor & Francis.

Weinmann, C., & Löb, C. (2012). Time to debate?: Eine Analyse zur Verbindung von Deliberation und Zeit in der Fernsehberichterstattung zur Bundestagswahl 2009. In S. Appenzeller, F. Flemming, & L. Küpper (Eds.), Bürgerproteste im Spannungsfeld von Politik und Medien. Beiträge zur 7. Fachtagung des DFPK (pp. 65–83). Berlin: Frank & Timme.

Löb, C., & Weinmann, C. (2011). Indexing und Rally-Effekt in der Irakkriegsberichterstattung 2003: Eine vergleichende Inhaltsanalyse von CNN, BBC und DW-TV anhand des Phänomens Framing. In J. F. Haschke & A. M. Moser (Eds.), Politik – Deutsch, Deutsch – Politik: Aktuelle Trends und Forschungsergebnisse. Beiträge zur 6. Fachtagung des DFPK (pp. 245–264). Berlin: Frank & Timme.