Global Media Studies and the Politics of Mediated Communication

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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
2014 A vulnerable diversity: Perspectives on cultural diversity polices in Swedish public service media Gunilla Hultén
2014 The Identity Politics of World News: Oneness, Particularity, Identity and Status in Online Slideshows Anna Roosvall
2014 Children’s well-being and communication Florencia Enghel
2014 Criticism of the police in the news.: Discourses and frames in the news media’s coverage of the Norwegian Bureau for the Investigation of Police Affairs Sigurd Allern, Ester Pollack
2014 WikiLeaks and the afterlife of collateral murder Christian Christensen
2014 WikiLeaks, transparency and privacy: A discussion with Birgitta Jónsdóttir Christian Christensen, Birgitta Jonsdottir
2013 Media and the Politics of Arctic Climate Change: When the Ice Breaks Miyase Christensen, Annika E. Nilsson, Nina Wormbs
2013 Great Escapes from the Past: Memory and Identity in European Transnational Television News Andreas Widholm
2013 Communication, development and social change: future agendas Florencia Enghel
2013 Framing Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples: Intermediaries of Urgency, Spirituality and De-nationalization Anna Roosvall, Matthew Tegelberg
2013 Connecting in Crisis: old and new media and the Arab Spring Alexa Robertson
2013 The privatization of development through global communication industries: Living Proof? Florencia Enghel, Wilkins, Karin
2013 New Nordic journalism research: Challenges and perspectives Sigurd Allern, Henrik Bødker, Martin Eide, Epp Lauk, Ester Pollack
2013 The Arab Spring as Meta-Event and Communicative Spaces Miyase Christensen, Christian Christensen
2013 Wave-Riding and Hashtag-Jumping: Twitter, Minority "Third Parties" and the 2012 US Elections Christian Christensen
2013 @Sweden: Curating a Nation on Twitter Christian Christensen
2012 Misframing the Messenger: Scales of Justice, Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Media Coverage of Arctic Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change Anna Roosvall
2012 Media Cultures and Cosmopolitan Connections Alexa Robertson
2012 Narratives of Resistance: comparing global news coverage of the Arab Spring Alexa Robertson
2012 Scandalous!: The Mediated Construction of Political Scandals in Four Nordic Countries Sigurd Allern, Ester Pollack

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