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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2016 Mindre politik och mer dramatik?: Nyheter i public service och kommersiella medieföretag 2007 och 2014 Andreas Widholm
2016 Russia Today: En rysk röst i ett globalt medielandskap Andreas Widholm
2016 Kulturjournalistik: Journalistik om kultur Anna Roosvall, Andreas Widholm
2016 Svenskarnas konsumtion av utländska nyhetsmedier Andreas Widholm
2016 Perfect profession: Swedish journalism students, their teachers and educational goals Gunilla Hultén, Antonia Wiklund
2016 Natural Ecology Meets Media Ecology: Indigenous Climate Change Activists’ Views on Nature and Media Anna Roosvall, Matthew Tegelberg
2016 Understanding the Donor-Driven Practice of Development Communication: From Media Engagement to a Politics of Mediation Florencia Enghel
2016 From showroom to chat room SVT on social media during the 2014 Swedish elections Christian Christensen, Anders Olof Larsson
2016 Den sårbara mångfalden Gunilla Hultén
2016 Journalistik, rättvisa och rättigheter Anna Roosvall
2016 Ryska grymheter och svensk judefara: Pogromer i Ryssland och östjudisk invandring i svensk dagspress 1881 – 1921 Gunilla Hultén
2016 Media and Nationalism Anna Roosvall
2016 Journalistik som kollektiv nytta Sigurd Allern, Ester Pollack
2016 Journalistik om kultur Anna Roosvall, Andreas Widholm
2016 Advocay Think Tanks as News Sources and Agenda Setters Sigurd Allern, Ester Pollack
2016 Mediedrev och politiska skandaler Ester Pollack
2016 Nordic Political Scandals: frequency, types and consequences Sigurd Allern, Ester Pollack
2016 Religion, Globalization and Commodification in Online World News Slideshows: The Dis/Connection of Images and Texts Anna Roosvall
2016 The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics Axel Bruns, Christian Christensen, Gunn Enli, Anders Olof Larsson, Eli Skogerbo
2016 Images that last? Iraq videos from YouTube to WikiLeaks Christian Christensen

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