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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Published Title Authors
2022 A softer kind of hard news?: Data journalism and the digital renewal of public service news in Sweden Ester Appelgren, Andreas Widholm
2021 Who is Publishing What? How Gender Influences Publication Greta Gober, Øystein Gullvåg Holter, Lotta Snickare
2021 From Exception to Norm – the Development of Resilience in a Network Ylva Elvin-Nowak, Greta Gober, Lotta Snickare
2021 Appearance and photographs of people in flight: A qualitative study of photojournalistic practices in spaces of (forced) migration Rebecca Bengtsson Lundin
2021 Allt mindre tid för grävande journalistik Kerstin Brunnberg, Göran Ellung, Erik Palm, Ester Pollack, Andreas Widholm
2021 Media and the Climate Crisis (introduction tro special issue) Risto Kunelius, Anna Roosvall
2021 Dramatiska och utmattande: Nio månader av Corona-nyheter i sociala medier Andreas Widholm
2021 What’s Happened to Global News? Alexa Robertson
2021 Medierna och brottsjournalistiken Ester Pollack
2021 Negotiating Boundaries in a Changing Media Ecosystem: The Case of Swedish Cultural Journalism Kristina Riegert
2021 Svängdörrarnas förlovade land: Lobbyismens betydelse för klassamhällets eliter Sigurd Allern, Ester Pollack
2021 Cultural Communication as Political Communication Nete Nørgaard Kristensen, Anna Roosvall
2021 Development, trends and challenges in Nordic political journalism Sigurd Allern, Mark Black–Ørsten, Anu Kantola, Ester Pollack
2020 "Is something rotten" in the welfare states of Scandinavia?: Nordic scandals from a Shakespearean perspective Sigird Allern, Ester Pollack
2020 Introduction to climate justice communication Anna Roosvall, Matthew Tegelberg
2020 The importance of the matters, geographies, and mediations of justice Anna Roosvall, Matthew Tegelberg
2020 Brottslighet och namnpublicering Ester Pollack
2020 With Eyes Wide Open: Gender Equality in the Polish Film Industry Greta Gober
2020 Visualizing the Experience of Flight: Photojournalistic Portraits and Refugee Migration Maria Nilsson
2020 The Role of Think Tanks in the Swedish Political Landscape Sigurd Allern, Ester Pollack

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