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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2015 What's Going On?: Making sense of the role of the media in the Arab Uprisings Alexa Robertson
2015 Towards a Political Economy of Communication in Development? Florencia Enghel
2015 Global News: Reporting conflicts and cosmopolitanism Alexa Robertson
2015 Cosmopolitanism and the media: Cartographies of Change Miyase Christensen, André Jansson
2015 Understanding Popular Arab Bloggers: From Public Spheres to Cultural Citizens Kristina Riegert
2015 Media and Politics in a Globalising World Alexa Robertson
2015 Media and the Geographies of Climate Justice: Indigenous Peoples, Nature and the Geopolitics of Climate Change Anna Roosvall, Matthew Tegelberg
2015 Foreign Correspondents in Norway: Covering a Small, Rich Country near the Arctic Sigurd Allern
2015 A decade of WikiLeaks: So what? Christian Christensen
2014 Video letters, mediation and (proper) distance: A qualitative study of international development communication in practice Florencia Enghel
2014 WikiLeaks: From Popular Culture to Political Economy: From Popular Culture to Political Economy Christian Christensen
2014 Media, Surveillance and Identity: Social Perspectives Miyase Christensen, André Jansson
2014 Atlas Reports: Global Media Constructions of Crisis Alexa Robertson
2014 Twitter and the celebritisation of politics Mattias Ekman, Andreas Widholm
2014 Being there from afar: The media event relocated to the public viewing area Karin Becker, Andreas Widholm
2014 Watching football in the fan park: Mediatization, spectatorship and fan identity Karin Becker, Robert Kautsky, Andreas Widholm
2014 Foreign correspondents in Sweden: Professional challanges and strategies of domestication Jessica Gustafsson, Andreas Widholm
2014 Beyond Dialogue: Exploring Solidarity as a Mode of Communication through a Debate on Readers’ Comments to Online News Anna Roosvall
2014 Euromedia: Integration and Cultural Diversity in a Changing Media Landscape Alexa Robertson
2014 Foreign News: A Flagship of the Nation in an Age of Globalization Anna Roosvall

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