Global Media Studies and the Politics of Mediated Communication

Leading Research Environment

Research conducted at the Journalism and Media-Communication Studies (JMK) Division of the Department of Media Studies (IMS) revolves around questions related with global media forms and cultures, and political aspects of mediated communication from critical and societal perspectives. In addition, our research on globalization and media is interdisciplinary and critical, aspiring to combine theoretical finesse with innovative scholarship. Global Media Studies, which constitutes the first thematic area of the LRE is an area in which JMK excels nationally-internationally. Equally significant are expressive cultures and cross-cultural social movements as well as broader concerns with the globalization of formats and styles, media technology, and narrative forms, often including a critical interrogation of visual dimensions of these forms and practices. In addition to analyses of media globalization and transnational news, our research comprises of cosmopolitanism, war and conflict; identity and politics; global media events, media witnessing, cultural diversity and geography; climate change and the media; technology and society; critical geopolitics and popular communication; representation and the media; and, audiences and consumption.

Another, historically prominent, research focus is on the politics of mediated communication including studies of the societal roles played by the news media; power relationships between politicians and journalists; the politics of news reporting; surveillance, social movements; political communication and PR; gender and diversity; media in historical and contemporary conflicts; and, how media narratives and social media negotiate emotions and existential issues. In much of this work, national and international media representations, with a focus on the visual as well as textual elements, are a continuing theme.

A central concern of research conducted under the rubrics of Global Media Studies and Politics of Mediated Communication is to produce innovative, meaningful, cutting-edge research that significantly contributes to the field by way of promoting social perspectives. In the larger departmental context (with Cinema and Fashion Studies), the LRE embodies an even greater potential to enhance what is already a vibrant, productive and increasingly well-known component of Stockholm University.

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LRE Newsletter 6-Fall 2018 February 18, 2019
The Screening Protest Symposium a Global Media Café November 20, 2018
Challenging and understanding gender injustice in Indian journalism October 09, 2018
Activities with LRE guest professor Shakuntala Rao 2018 September 12, 2018
Newsletter issue 5-Spring 2018 September 04, 2018
Second day of ICA Pre-Conference on Global Media and Human Rights May 28, 2018
First day of ICA Pre-Conference on Global Media and Human Rights May 24, 2018
"In the mood for power: Media, emotions and power": A Public Lecture by Anu Kantola April 12, 2018
What does a postdoc do? February 28, 2018
Newsletter 4 - 2017 December 22, 2017
“The Cultural Politics of Human Rights”: A Public Lecture by Kate Nash November 29, 2017
ICA Pre-Conference: Global Media and Human Rights in Prague November 27, 2017
Global Media Café: "Free Speech and Free Press in Turkey” November 09, 2017
Producing image activism after the Arab uprisings September 20, 2017
Newsletter Issue 3 – 2017 September 14, 2017
Newsletter Issue 2 - 2016 May 03, 2017
Where is home? March 13, 2017
Populism and the dangers of anti-liberal communication February 08, 2017
Guest Professor Silvio Waisbord returned to Stockholm for a series of lectures February 07, 2017
Disconnections: The possibility of communication across differences and conflict September 26, 2016
Think tanks as agenda setters Symposium June 02, 2016
Newsletter Issue 1 - 2016 June 01, 2016
The photojournalism of ‘superfluous people’: Responsibility, mediation and power April 25, 2016
Tracking the trackers: a public lecture by Bev Skeggs March 14, 2016
Post-humanitarianism in the digital era: a public lecture by Lilie Chouliaraki February 10, 2016
Global Media Café “Migration in Times of Crisis” February 01, 2016
Newsletter Issue 0 - 2015 December 01, 2015
The changing media coverage of Roma people October 21, 2015
Cosmpolitanism in the limelight at the Global Media Café October 17, 2015