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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2019 Broadcasting Against the Grain: The Contradictory Roles of RT in Global Media Age Liudmila Voronova, Andreas Widholm
2019 Handbook on Working Towards Gender Equality in the Media: IAWRT and the Gender Mainstreaming Project. Greta Gober
2018 Media institution through the prism of gender Greta Gober
2018 Transnational News Consumption and Digital Content Mobility: Insights from Sweden Andreas Widholm
2018 Snabbtänkt. Reflektioner från valet 2018 av ledande forskare: En rad politiska skandaler, men inget "avgörande ögonblick" Ester Pollack
2018 Screening Protest: Visual narratives of dissent across time, space and genre Alexa Robertson
2018 The New Normal: Scandals as a Standard Feature of Political Life in Nordic Countries Sigurd Allern, Anu Kantola, Ester Pollack, Mark Ørsten
2018 Cultural journalism Kristina Riegert, Anna Roosvall, Andreas Widholm
2018 Vilken roll spelar medierna i valet?: 8 lektioner i val. Politik och demokrati inför valet 2018 Ester Pollack
2018 Mediekritik driver Twitteraktivitet: Om journalistik som resurs för politisk kommunikation i sociala medier Andreas Widholm
2018 The Transnationalism of Cultural Journalism in Sweden: Outlooks and Introspection in the Global Era Anna Roosvall, Andreas Widholm
2018 Media and Transnational Climate Justice: Indigenous Activism and Climate Politics Anna Roosvall, Matthew Tegelberg
2018 Svängdörrarnas förlovade land: Lobbyismens betydelse för klassamhällets eliter Sigurd Allern, Ester Pollack
2018 Disclosure of Scandinavian telecom companies' corruption in Uzbekistan: The role of investigate journalists Sigurd Allern, Ester Pollack
2018 Changing Norms Concerning Verification: Towards a relative truth in online news? Gunnar Nygren, Andreas Widholm
2017 Cultural Mediators Seduced by Mad Men: How Cultural Journalists Legitimized a Quality TV Series in the Nordic Region Heiki Hellman, Nete Nørgaard Kristensen, Kristina Riegert
2017 Imbalance and Glass Ceilings: Gendered aspects of the media landscape in the v4 reveal inequality is rife. Greta Gober
2017 Journalism as a public good: A Scandinavian perspective Ester Pollack
2017 The reciprocal city: Performing solidarity - Mediating space through street art and graffiti Miyase Christensen, Tindra Thor
2017 Polarization in Poland. Commentary Greta Gober

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