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
2017 The reciprocal city: Performing solidarity - Mediating space through street art and graffiti Miyase Christensen, Tindra Thor
2017 Polarization in Poland. Commentary Greta Gober
2017 Political communication in an age of visual connectivity: Exploring instagram practices among swedish politicians Mattias Ekman, Andreas Widholm
2017 Performative Intimacies and Political Celebritisation Mattias Ekman, Andreas Widholm
2017 What Is Cultural News Good For? Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish cultural journalism in public service organisations Heiki Hellman, Leif-Ove Larsen, Silje Nygaard, Kristina Riegert, Andreas Widholm
2017 Cultural Journalism in the Nordic Countries Nete Nørgaard Kristensen, Kristina Riegert
2017 Cultural Journalism as a Contribution to Democratic Discourse in Sweden Kristina Riegert, Anna Roosvall
2017 Editorial and Cultural Debates in Danish and Swedish Newspapers: Understanding the terror attacks in Paris and Copenhagen in early 2015 Nete Nørgaard Kristensen, Anna Roosvall
2017 On the problematic matter of success in communication for social change Florencia Enghel
2017 Narrative Analysis Alexa Robertson
2017 The mediated politics of place and people: Picturing the ‘contested place-making’ of Irish Travellers at Dale Farm Anna Roosvall
2016 "Politainment" Sue Collins, Kristina Riegert
2016 Journalism, Climate Change, Justice and Solidarity: Editorializing the IPCC AR5 Anna Roosvall
2016 En bild säger mer än tusen ord?: Bildjournalistikens förändring i svensk dagspress 1995-2013 Maria Nilsson, Ingela Wadbring
2016 Visuella nyhetsmedier Terje Lindblom, Maria Nilsson, Ingela Wadbring
2016 Elite Interaction: Public service broadcasters’ use of Twitter during national elections in Norway and Sweden Christian Christensen, Bente Kalsnes, Anders Olof Larsson
2016 The links that bind: WikiLeaks, Twitter, and the Julian Assange case Christian Christensen
2016 Tracing Online News in Motion: Time and duration in the study of liquid journalism Andreas Widholm
2016 The sociality of public space broadcasting during media events Andreas Widholm
2016 Global Online News from a Russian Viewpoint: RT and the Conflict in Ukraine Andreas Widholm

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